paul wheaton wrote:Here's a picture of "the dock" in the libarary where people spend time bonding with the internet:
and the bunks in the love shack:
paul wheaton wrote:Let's suppose that your daughter is going to come for a week of bootcamp with you - and she will be a lovely boot right by your side. Then I think the thing to do is to pay the $120 for the two of you and come on out. As a boot, we are pretty good at setting you up with a bunk if you want one - although it is not guaranteed. The love shack is currently open.
People that come for wwoof week will need to bring their own tent. Boots are required to put in 40 hours per week, but wwoofers, by the stuff that wwoof publishes, are only required to work six hours per day. So we tend to favor the boots.
Also, if your daughter is here when she needs to be in school - we do have a lovely spot that has wifi. But if she is going to be here but not working as a boot (or wwoofer) then I would like to understand what sort of arrangement you propose.
Thank you for the quick response.I decided to take this opportunity with the way the world is going to get out of the city and expose myself and my kid to hard work, community and reward. My goal is to commit to 2 weeks and see how that goes. Being that we do not currently have a home and I run my business online, it should work and could work for longer term if all goes well. Yes I agree coming before the wwoof week sounds best so she wont have school work to do. I'll go ahead pay the bootcamp fee.
Jennifer Richardson wrote:Hi Jenny,
Have you read the bit in the FAQ about kids? Here it is:
We have had people with kids here and it has worked great. And we have had people with kids here and it was a mess. So I guess it thoroughly depends on you and your kids.
The first element to figure out: With one person, there is 1 unit of work and 1 unit of resources consumed. With a couple with three kids, there is one unit of work and 5 units of resources consumed. We did have a lovely family of five here last year, and it worked great. The deal they worked out was that they would provide all of the food for all five people. The parents took really good care of the kids and the kids were super respectful. It worked great.
yes I'm aware of that post!
And we have had people that thought my house was "unsupervised child storage" and the children would destroy my house and the parents would say "yeah, kids do that - you should child proof your house."
So if we can work something out in this space so it is fair for everyone, we would love to have you both come out! (And we do have a library with internet access that is quiet most of the time).
Then the thing to figure out would be whether you would come during WWOOF week (which is limited only to that one week), or through the normal bootcamp program (which costs $100).
Pearl Sutton wrote:Having lived in the desert all my life..
Pearl, so much wonderful information. Thank you for sharing. And yes, you do look very cute!
Pearl Sutton wrote:I'm too tired to type it all again, so in a thread titled Clothing suggestions for hot humid sunny weather outdoor work
Aw I'm so sorry. I couldn't find a similar post. I'll go look for sure. Thank you for sharing it.