Hi: We're a small (5 acres) operation located about 50 miles west of Folsom, northern California. We're kicking off our Living Energy Learning Center this spring (late April) and are looking for a couple interns for 2 month gigs and several helpers. Please check out our web site: http://winsol.org for more info.
Here's the blurb on intern specifics from our website: We are launching our public outreach and learning programs this year and are looking for two interns for two months (April – June, July – September). The first interns will help in creating and developing our programs. We provide food. accommodations and educational experiences along with a small, discretionary stipend depending on qualifications and assistance.
Job description: Interns will learn about ‘real’ sustainable and modern simple living – within ‘one earth’ equivalence. They will assist in putting together, planning and helping with on-site public tours and workshops. There will be a lot of initial work in light construction, beautification, and getting the place ready for AirBnB hosting, tours and workshops. Some curriculum planning and administration work may be included. Daily chores include gardening, harvesting, and some mundane tasks like mulching/clean-up/organizing various areas, etc. Interns will also be part of planning and initial construction of a separate, unique small (aka tiny) house. There will be daily, short experiential learning sessions on renewable+ energies, rainwater catchment, on-site systems, rocket mass heaters, passive design concepts, and oh! so, so much more. There’s a possibility for interns to stay past the 2-month period. Ideally, we are looking for interns that will be part of a long-term Winsol team.
Accommodations: Interns and helpers can stay in the learning center. There are two small private rooms and a large open floor within the geodesic dome. Camping in the adjacent deep forest is also available (many good tent sites). The learning center has its own kitchen/dining area and composting toilets.
Close-by: The areas around WinSol include hi-Sierra (Carson Range/Kirkwood), Lake Tahoe, hot springs, Alpine lakes and rivers with endless hiking trails. The closest ‘main’ towns to WinSol are Placerville, Jackson, Folsom. Please know that this is a remote location: 100% off-grid. Nearest restaurant is 5 miles away, grocery store is 15 miles away. There is limited wi-fi and AT&T (only!) 4G service.
Please inquire by email directly for an internship application (fred ‘at’ winsol.org) or to inquire about helper logistics. Thank you!
Helpers - Between April to October of each year we can use several helpers. The basic program is 4-5 hours of productive work each day in exchange for food and lodging. We request that each helper stay for at least 5 days. Weekend only helpers may be considered.
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