Short term staff (3 weeks) and long term staff (1 year or more) make up a large portion of the village population because Holden is so remote and independently run. Staffers check water quality, haul out garbage, teach seminars, cook community meals, lead worship services, rewire buildings, clean toilets and drive buses. Guests are also given the title of 'villager' as soon as they come up the mountain! The variety within the villagers amazed me.
The Kitchen Crew - 3 delicious meals a day
Dish Team - "Doing dishes since 1961"
Garbo Duty - trash, recycle, compost
Mavericks maintain the snowy village paths
One quarter of the Holden Public School
Volunteer staffers emboss keys on the loading dock
The Baker - freshly baked Holden Bread
The Carpenter - Holden Wood Shop
The Painter - repainting a bathroom
The Potter - Holden Pottery Studio
Utilities Assistant - doing rounds at the Hydro
The Breadmaker - wakening the sourdough starter
The Weaver - Craft Cave Looms
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