Join to Connect Joshua Tree Group. house is very small. the books also. I had an amazing time, he taught me what a home could be and who I could be as a person. Several times each week between tasks we take trips into the surrounding bio-region, and depending upon the time of year it could be pine forests in the mountains, palm groves in desert canyons, desolate beaches on the Colorado River, waterfalls in the local mountains, wild hot springs, oasis in the desert, Joshua Tree Park, Anza Borrego Park or the high cliffs at La Jolla beach. share food from your home and taste food from all over the world. Day trips - Salton sea/ Palm Springs/ cab axon shopping outlets/big bear lake/ amboy crater/ She is also an amazing cook and fed us hearty, wholesome food! If you are an artist, traveler, musician, healer and you have a great idea, would like to be in the desert, and are serious about creating, perfecting, and experimenting with your craft this is for you. by Joshua Neil. French: Fluent. hiking is amazing and abundant - my place is situated between the national park and 3 recently designated national monuments - the latter are free to explore and camp in. Yes I can host digital nomads. Saved. Brian and Julia are absolutely fantastic! With 50,000+ opportunities worldwide there's plenty to provide inspiration, Find new friends to share adventures with via the Workaway travel buddy search, Meet up and connect with like-minded travellers. Rome has an amazing positive, kind, good vibe energy to him. There are open mic nights on Monday and Tuesday nights at the saloon and pappys Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California straddles the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. The Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia, was named by the Mormans and also is known out West as the Yucca Palm tree because of its weird shape and canopy. I walked around the Green Lake almost every morning. (Works out to around $100 and cheaper if there are more of you to split costs - max 3 at a time). So, instead of sharing small campsites packed with other loud campers, you can … UPDATE - COVID 19 - Thank you for your interest. After leaving Joshua Tree, we headed to Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, Nevada for one day on a stellar multi pitch. Joshua Tree Farmers Market Every Saturday 8am - 1pm. Joshua tree national park To contact a host, please login with your username and password or. I just moved here from Seattle. During that time she conquered my yard, helped around the house and also took very good care of my little cat. and we had many great conversations and positive vibes throughout my stay. Joshua was a pleasure to work with. The park is approximately 800,000 acres of natural beauty with ample hiking, biking, and rock-climbing. He's a fun, chill guy with very interesting life stories! Now future guests compliment them :) Sean it was nice meeting you, thank you for, So, what can I say, I thought I knew what a home was until I stayed with Aaron. There is no lodging available within Joshua Tree National Park. For Christmas we meet her friends and we drives to big bear, for the new year we go to Vegas, we have seen salton sea, Palm Spring, we went to a spa for 3, To contact a host, please login with your username and password or. Small home in the heart of Joshua Tree. This is a truly special Work-Away opportunity! Tell me about your ideas. If you are a traveler just passing through you are welcome to stay a day or two as well. Hi! I will always cherish my time living with Aaron, his home is fantastic in a great area, I encourage anyone to stay with him. National Park Service Jobs. 1 of 1 users say no. Wonderful guests and super helpful! Noah purifoy art installation There is public transport within walking distance but you will need to research the routes etc. Learn about the desert culture the anthropology of the desert. I think that a language exchange is a great idea too. I also built her a mobile outdoor shower for those who care to experience the beauty of the desert while showering outside. The atmosphere was always relaxed and I felt very welcome, so I can just recommend this host although he won't be in Seattle much longer. Joshua Tree National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Where Two Deserts Meet Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. House expectations: At approximately 2,700 feet (820 meters) above sea level, Joshua Tree and its surrounding communities are located in the High Desert of California.The center of the business district in Joshua Tree is on California State Route 62 Photographers - so many subjects and stories to shoot I'm going to stop and check out at least four places on the way via 101 and then east through LA in the next few days, and then once I'm done in Joshua Tree, decide if I want to go back to any of the places I saw. Not only did I enjoy my time hanging out with Sean, but he transformed by basement stairs into a work of art. In the end I've been to Aaron almost a month! Plenty of free time will be provided as well to explore the city. Aaron is one of the most open, friendly, and generous people we have ever met. It has 2 bedrooms 2 separate bathrooms and a trailer all on 5 rural acres with rabbits, coyotes and cactus. Television The farm is secluded and safe. We DO have full cabins, 3 apartments with kitchens and a private unit for rent. ), built the floor in the secret room ... all jobs that I did with pleasure. (5.0), Communication: Many National Parks have free camping and/or and abundance of BLM land right outside the park. This young man has amazing carpentry skills, is diligent, thoughtful and even plays guitar! Hope to see you in Russia sometime in 2020. Come with an art project in mind, then create it while you are here. highly recommend him! Work expectations: My Workaway goal right now is for any interested artist or traveler to come here, be here and create here. We discovered the Joshua Tree national park, but also many other surprising places that we will have never seen without Natasha. See you in the future :). I just moved here from Seattle. Find out more about welcoming travellers, Learn or improve a language by immersing yourself into local life, Map out your adventures. We generally do ~3hrs of work a day, so there's plenty of time to make art and explore the wonderful sights of Joshua Tree National Park the Mojave desert wilderness. We have been in business since 2003 and have the knowledge of what grows well in wonderful Rush Valley area. We also met other travellers which was great. I arrived the day he hosted a music show at his home through the non-profit he works for which was awesome. 179 likes. I am looking for help with the following: experience I have had in 6 years of travel with workaway. The ratings at Red Rock are more accurate, if not a little bit soft. That's it. The palms brunch in wonder valley for desert characters and cheap prices He is welcoming and we vibed on a fantastic project of painting his downstairs hallway. I helped keep the house clean, I took care of Samantha, worked in the garden, cooked, organized the movies (!!! In addition, we had the opportunity to communicate with interesting people from different countries. We tried our best to thank him, but still, it seems to us that we have done very little. He took me to drink in his favorite place and we went out for a trip out of town. Spanish: Fluent. Room for a few artists. 1 person has recommended Joshua Join now to view View Joshua’s full profile See who you know in common As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger. He is knowledgeable, friendly, informed, skilled, and eager to make any project happen for you. Please keep couches/common/living areas neat and tidy and pick up after yourself Treasure hunting with a metal detector and 150 year old maps (yes really! The house is right next to a bus stop that will take you right downtown. Each with their own entrances and bathrooms. There is a public bus in town that can take you into the town of Joshua Tree or as far as Palm Springs. : hot springs are 25 minute dive away Local Artists & Fresh Produce on Hwy 62 - 1 Block West of Park Blvd "Downtown" Joshua Tree. If you would like to take longer roadtrips / day trips (Salton sea etc)/ off-road - there are rental car companies you can use in the area. The house is always clean and full of life, people from all over the world, music and great food. Yes No Unsure. books and the people that he chose to fill it with. He was through in his work, took instruction well, offered good suggestions/alternatives and always cleaned up after he was done! Alexandra is a fantastic human with lots to offer anyone hosting her. Join Facebook to connect with Marsha Straubing and others you may know. It was so nice to meet the two of you! There is an active live music and arts scene with activities almost every night. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. The work he provided were very simple and easy tasks. Some of these Joshua trees in Utah have been documented to exceed a thousand years of age. Find fellow workawayers close by, Learn a new language while sharing yours with others, Learn, improve or share your skills while traveling, Earn badges and showcase your achievements, Showcase what you have done during your travels, Recent travel tips, news and advice to help you plan your journey, Get to know the most active and experienced workawayers, Explore the world through the lens of workawayers and hosts, Watch vlogs & videos showing Workaway experiences and stories. Natasha has done a lot in life and is very interesting to talk to. I am female, photographer, Marintime adventurer, cook, have a place I am currently renovating my base camp in the high desert in California near joshua tree. I hope to see you again! I had a blast working away in Yucca Valley California right next to Joshua Tree. I try to find the "road less traveled' for a true adventure. Small projects in the garden and cleaning the. It's a peaceful park and I really liked it! With 50,000+ opportunities worldwide there's plenty to provide inspiration, Find new friends to share adventures with via the Workaway travel buddy search, Meet up and connect with like-minded travellers. Find fellow workawayers close by, Learn a new language while sharing yours with others, Learn, improve or share your skills while traveling, Earn badges and showcase your achievements, Showcase what you have done during your travels, Recent travel tips, news and advice to help you plan your journey, Get to know the most active and experienced workawayers, Explore the world through the lens of workawayers and hosts, Watch vlogs & videos showing Workaway experiences and stories, This was an unforgettable experience. Along with amazing views and Wild West-inspired decor, you will find an amazing jacuzzi that brings cosmic views at night. Absolutely the best Workawayer ever :) Veronika is responsible, polite, able to accomplish any task including measuring and cutting out new fabric for T3 interior :) Veronika it was great to meet you!! Giant rock I could feel and know what it is like to live in the US through this experience, which I really wanted to do. She has a beautiful, artistic and comfortable home in a very peaceful desert setting. We climbed the 5 pitch 5.7 trad route Olive Oil. He was diligent, amiable and highly recommend him as a workaway! There is much to do in the area besides the joshua tree national park . Wild-collected specimens can be transplanted to … Integratron There is also a small off-grid cabin in need of a few final finishes. clean, doing the dishes, cleaning the bathrooms, and feeding his precious cat Samantha. Find a local office near you to schedule a free tree consultation today. Artists can explore Joshua Tree and surrounding areas. They are kind, courteous, well versed in life, super responsible and fantastic human beings. I appreciated how personal his home was with all of the art he's collected, Where to start??? In. Small home in the heart of Joshua Tree. My Workaway goal right now is for any interested … Hello Everyone ~~~I am looking to host starting in February 2021 again. %, Hello Everyone ~~~I am looking to host starting in February 2021 again. Computers / internet setup/ management, German: Fluent You will just be expected to tend to some yard work, keep the house. Building an outdoor toilet and help with updating an older indoor shower and putting in a new one. Landscaping design (mid century modern) And meet some interesting people in the park. He was a credit to the internship program and our organisation and I believe he will have a very impressive future ahead in which ever sector his chooses to focus upon. You can only contact Workawayers who have an active membership. Join the Workaway community today to unlock unique travel experiences with over 50,000 opportunities around the globe. We hope to return one day to her place. She came and stayed with me and my cat Samantha for about a week. Yes No Unsure. Read more about Herbthyme Farms in Thermal, CA It has a HOT TUB, wood burning stove fireplace and a lot of good vibes. 16 He is an altruist who does good to people, not expecting anything in return. Sky village swap meet (downtown yucca valley till 2:00pm every weekend) Staying with Natasha was a wonderful experience! However, there are many places to stay in nearby communities. About 100 full-time equivalent positions make up the park staff, in fields including administration, education and interpretation, law enforcement, maintenance, resource management and science, and visitor services. And what a great month!! We worked on renovating an RV, painting and building an outdoor hot tub patio. Location: Las Vegas, United States Description: Here's the info: Read everything then answer the questions at the bottom: Are you hard-working, fun and friendly and want to greet and socialize with all the international travelers? My first workaway experience was great and I really appreciate it that Aaron let me stay at his place. 7 Please be mindful of energy usage and turn off the lights etc when not in use Gift an entire year’s worth of adventures for the travel lovers in your life. Hosting andrew was just about the perfect workaway experience! Earthbag building is hard work, but easy to learn and can be done by anyone who can comfortably lift 20lbs. Saved. This is about you as much as about me. Memory Care Trained for Alzheimer's, dementia, etc. I will provide 2 meals a day , however if we agree to go out to a bar or restaurant I expect you to pay for your own food and drinks. Pet Friendly Allows pets 2 of 3 users say no. view, 100.0 Make something cool. Transportation: Please assist me in deep cleaning (sweeping /mopping/ dusting/cleaning toilets&bath etc) the house once every 10 days. Samantha especially. We have wwoofers and workaway stays in cabins, and there is a shared kitchen, shower (lots of hot water!) I camped for free in Death Valley, as well as right outside Joshua Tree National Park! Pappys and Harriet's I can guide you on hikes, the lesser non tourist parts of the desert where you will experience the magic of desert characters - mavericks, drifters, dreamers and doers shaping a contemporary American west. It was a pleasure meeting you!! He took us to all his favorite spots in Seattle and to Port Townsend. Its a massive understatement to say that this workaway rocked my world and changed my perspective on life. ALSO I can use help with pet sitting while I am away, so you are also responsible for watching my lovely cat Samantha and my house while I am out. As soon as I arrived at his house I felt safe and excited about staying with him and the other people he was hosting. A very large grassy area where you can pick your spot, or even stay among the coffee trees. Can't wait to be back! Natasha provided excellent tours around Joshua Tree and Yucca valley along with delicious gourmet meals! Discover what it takes to become a workawayer, Want to become a host? My time at Aaron's was so great and I'm actually coming back this spring to help out some more! I do not own a tv, but I do have a projector to watch movies (have a small collection) on - if you use the projector and watch movies please ensure you return all movies to the right DVD case and pack up and put away the projector after use. Leaning Tree Farm. (I do have a dishwasher which unfortunately does not load rinsed dishes and unload itself ;) Hopefully there will be other travelers here too. Accuracy of profile: I was at Aaron's home for the first time in just over a week and after a trip to Oregon I came back to take care of Samantha, the cat. It's a great opportunity to meet and hang out with people from all over the world. (5.0). This was my first workaway experience and I think I really lucked out with an excellent host! I had a blast working away in Yucca Valley California right next to Joshua Tree. I appreciate all the hard work, conversation and hope to see the two of you in the future. We can make yummy food and go hiking. and communal area. Trying to kick a little hangover from the night before, I went with a nice, easy drinking 9% abv craft brew on draft. I had two amazing weeks with Aaron and Samantha. Gift an entire year’s worth of adventures for the travel lovers in your life. Places like Sequoia and Inyo national forests, Death Valley and Joshua Tree. Light renovation and gardening help on our small farm with lovable lively dogs in Goleen, Ireland, Young family home help and with gardening and childcare in Grasse, France, Help out at my English Language learning academy and explore Chandigarh, India, Help at our ecological farm in a beautiful valley in Tzafririm, Help me improve my English near Barcelona. These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. We will work out a list together and I would like that all tools are cleaned and put away in its proper place at the end of the working day or at the end of the task (whichever comes first) Managing Partner at WorkAway IT, LLC A wide variety of employment opportunities await you at Joshua Tree National Park. Join the Workaway community today to unlock unique travel experiences with over 50,000 opportunities around the globe. Aaron gave me lots of free time and I could explored Seattle. I headed to my workaway the next day which was in the town of Twentynine Palms, next to Joshua Tree National Park. A thriving art and music scene hiking right outside the backyard-! I have a friend who has a Cessna if your interested in going on a desert flight - i can arrange it, if you pay the cost of gas for the flight! The Joshua Tree is the fifth studio album by Irish rock band U2.It was produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and was released on 9 March 1987 on Island Records.In contrast to the ambient experimentation of their 1984 release, The Unforgettable Fire, the band aimed for a harder-hitting sound within the limitation of conventional song structures on The Joshua Tree. One of the outstanding features is Joshua Tree National Park, that begins a short walk from the site. Sean is by far one of the best workawayers I have had to date. To my fellow workaways, this is an opportunity I would not pass up! The Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) is a distinctive Mojave Desert native which grows naturally in 3000-5000 foot elevations. Natasha provided excellent tours around Joshua Tree and Yucca valley along with delicious gourmet meals! Make sure to mention this to me before you stay. She stayed with me for a week and got things done! We wish we could have stayed longer. We are currently reconfiguring how to safely host workaway folks. My wife, not really feeling beer on this round, went with an Aperol spritz. anyone could live with. He also lives directly across from Greenlake which is a beautiful lake that is great to go walking or jogging around. The Joshua Tree House – This 1949 Hacienda home is located close to the Joshua Tree National Park, making it a perfect spot for you hikers and outdoorsy types. Joshua Tree is a destination. Small home in the heart of Joshua Tree. OR we can talk about life around the world. Languages spoken Sebastien and Amandine were my first workaways and they should be poster kids for the workaway program - enthusiastic, positive vibes and conscientious in their work. Social and expectations: Aaron, Art ProjectsAnimal CareCreating/ Cooking family meals. Room for a few artists. There are free range ducks and chickens and a very friendly dog and several cats. At the end of your workaway stay I expect the room to be as clean as it was presented to you and that you wash all linens(bed sheets, pillow cases, towels, bathmats), clear and clean all trash bins, clean the bathroom and sink, and ensure the room is swept and mopped. Many people from all around the world come visit him and there were 15 or more people staying at his place one night!! It was nice meeting the both of you!! Swimming pool Palm Springs (I go often) I helped her finish the inside of her trailer in order to make it into a cozy living space. Senior Consultant at Joshua Tree Group Fort Worth, Texas 101 connections. If art is your thing there are a number of interesting galleries (the glass outhouse / wonder valley) and there is always an art opening going on somewhere Aaron is an interesting and kind person who has created a space where friends and travelers are welcome and inspired to share experiences with each other. Please do keep in touch.....hope to see you again in the future!! Thank you, Natasha! Alexandra it was great meeting you! I will see you again down the road!! Aaron is a crazy traveler, he infected us with ideas of extreme travels in our own country. Please contact area chambers of commerce for information. However if it's the right skillset I don't mind lending my car (very occasionally for small distance trips) but I do expect you to top up the gas tank to full and keep it clean. I will gladly introduce you to the local scene and encourage you to go check things out for yourself as well. Regarded as one of the best Farms in Joshua Tree area, Herbthyme Farms is located at 78605 Kings Rd. To leave feedback make sure you login & your account is online. It was a nice confidence boost after J Tree! I just moved here from Seattle. We are a nonprofit Buddhist retreat center located in the Mojave High Desert just outside the town of Joshua Tree California. If you need more information, call them: (760) 397-2030. Single private room or GIANT tent outside in the yard. So glad I ended my trip here, what a relief! (5.0), Cultural exchange: dollars in hot desert, giant rock and so many others cool places.