Tree Resurrector

All I want to do is saving treessaving trees!

This position is on-site only

Some places call it carpenter, but at Gaia it has nothing to do with cars or penting.

What you essentially will do is that after we rescue the bodies of trees before they are thrown into a landfill, you bring them back, to give them a second life as useful and functional members of our Institute. What we can do to save them from decay is only limited by your imagination. Architectural structure, decorative sculpture, support applications, you fill in the rest. As with all positions at Tranqvillium, you will not be stuck with just this one role. All members of our team perform general community tasks, and can also change their main role at any time if it turns out that their interest or passion changed. All team members can also participate in any of the other projects being run in the community.

Passions you need to have to be successful in this position:

  • Fierce opposition to looking at wood as a disposable single use material
  • Seeing a piece of lumber and figuring out how can we save it from rotting in a landfill
  • Love of the scent and look of wood
  • Imagining shapes where most people see, are plains and corners
  • Removing splinters
  • Being a freaking treehugger


  • Designing manufacturing and installing beautiful natural wood additions to our living space
  • Maintaining and repairing everything wood
  • Research and source opportunities to rescue lumber
  • Use, maintain and expand our woodworking capabilities
  • Beyond functionality, add art to all wood and lumber applications

What you will not have to worry about:

  • Paying rent/mortgage
  • Paying bills
  • Making car payments, insurance, gas
  • Health care
  • Losing your job
  • Becoming homeless
  • Stress
  • Hours of rush hour commute

What you will be provided:

  • Safe, comfortable, healthy and aesthetic living space
  • Healthy and clean food and water
  • Belonging to a team of progressive and awesome people who are not only passionate about natural preservation but they actually are living it
  • Stress free, natural living environment
  • Comprehensive and continuing training in your main field of interest
  • A wide range of decision making freedom in the field you are most passionate about
  • Access to personal transportation (vehicles)
  • The opportunity to directly shape the way your wider or immediate community operates
  • 6 hour work days with the option of up to 40 hours a week
  • Time proportionate even share of the income generated by our co-op

All I want to do is saving trees