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Hello!! My husband and I are former workawayers who have now settled in the best town in Oregon. We took a 6 month backpacking honeymoon around SE Asia 3 years ago and it was the best experience of our lives. We now have a baby girl, which makes it more difficult to travel, so we we thought we could host a couple workawayers and be on the other side of workawaying. We love doing anything outdoors--water sports, camping, golf, hiking, etc.--and would love to share our passions with our workawayer. We have a large dog and a cat, so our workawayer needs to be pet-friendly as well!
Help in the house
Any workawayer that would stay with us gets the benefit of free accommodation and transportation in the beautiful city of Bend, OR. We are a well known outdoor mecca in Oregon, so if you like to be active, Bend is your gig! Because our work requirement is relatively low, you are free to explore the area and enjoy the spoils that Oregon has to offer! We are also more than happy to "teach" you any outdoor activity that we enjoy!
We are looking for a workawayer who would exchange about 4 hours of work a day for free accommodation, transportation, and dinner meal provided. We are in the process of gutting/remodeling our backyard, so we are in need of help with general labor--pulling weeds, planting, building a deck, etc. No skill required, we just need more hands.
Depending on where we are in the backyard project (and the weather), we also may request some help with general cleaning inside the house.
In general, your work schedule would be 5:00-9:00 pm weekdays, so your daytime hours are free to go have fun! If we need more help on the weekends, we would ask for 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and then you would get an extra day off.
Our accommodation fits 1 single workawayer or 1 couple willing to sleep in the same bed. We provide a private guest bedroom with one full-sized bed in our home with a private bathroom two doors down. You are also welcome to use the laundry services and kitchen whenever you would like. We live in a nice, quiet neighborhood with 3 parks within walking distance. We have an older car that you are welcome to use any time as long as you have a valid US or international driver's license (and are willing to let us scan it for our records, just in case).
Just do a quick google for recreation in Bend, OR and you will see the endless activities our area has to offer!! Seven mountains line our skyline from everywhere in the city, many rivers and lakes in the area, endless hiking and biking trails, countless local breweries, and sunny weather on average 263 days a year! Bend is truly a paradise for those who love the outdoors.
As hosts, we expect you to use your time here to the fullest! Apart from your working hours, get out there and enjoy our city/area! We are proud of it and will show you around as much as we can!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 25 hours / week