Help in July and August - Adventures in the NW... Olympia Wa, USA

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    Hi My name is Talitha,
    Welcome to Olympia the capital of Washington state at the waters edge of Puget Sound. We are about 1 hour from Seattle and 1.45 to Portland Oregon

    My home is a remodeled former old dairy farm house located in the city yet placed at the entrance to a wonderful nature park where the cows once roamed. Enjoy the meadow trails into old growth trees and wetlands. You will feel like you are in the country when actually you are a half block on the city bus line and an easy 20 minute walk to downtown or the Bay... Five minutes to drive there.

    There is a cool little bakery a short walk through the park trail that I recommend. You can sit outside at their garden tables, weather permitting.

    A few things about me...I try and stay up on global events and have a love for world travel. I very much enjoy sharing conversations about science, energy technology, alternative medicine, spirituality and health. I have a small orchard and in the fall we pick Elderberries for medicine. There are several hives of bees on the property that I sometimes need help with. Don't worry I have protective suits.
    For my spiritual nourishment I practice Kudalini yoga, and teach a Medicine Wheel class with a chakra matrix as a tool for healing and transformation. I always enjoy my nature walks through the meadow and old growth forest right out my front door. I am happy to share the knowledge I've gained.

    My main line of work is at a local farmers market where I sell my handcrafted jewelry. My work studio is at home where I design and kiln-fire Dichroic glass and also work with semi-precious stones. My latest project is sewing purses and pouches.
    I also offer an short term rentals that I am proud to say I am rated Superhost.

    Email me if you would like to help in the Northwest. I have gardens to tend and basic maintenance... and more.
    Also its very important that you inform me if you change your mind for any reason so I can keep that time open for someone else...
    Thanks and Best Wishes

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project

  • Help


    I need about 4 hrs of help a day... in exchange for a room and 2 meals. The work will vary from day to day. You will have 2 free days to roam and enjoy. I am flexible and will do my best to support you in your needs as well. You must be self motivated and happy to work alone.
    I'm ready for one helper to assist in building a deck... tend the gardens and land, and sometimes maintenance.
    Below is my extended list:
    not in any order.

    Starting April....
    ~ prep and plant garden beds for spring
    ~ weeding
    ~ mow grass
    ~ morning glory and blackberry removal
    ~ stain fence
    ~ CARPENTER SKILLS or interest in learning and assisting my existing carpenter.

    ~ late Summer ... is Elderberry harvest and I will teach you how to make medicine,
    ~ ...spread ceder bark
    ~ Fall - clean up gardens and plant winter veges


    ~ painting a room.
    ~ clean windows
    ~ small sheet-rock repair
    ~ replace bathroom lighting fixture
    ~ replace tub for new shower unit

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I offer knowledge working with honey bees, about gardening, good health, the nature of disease, elderberry medicine, jewelry crafting, entrepreneur inspiration, tools for awakening more of your spiritual development,

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    You will have a private small room up stairs looking out over the nature park. It includes a nice twin bed, and dresser. There is a bath room off the hallway that is sometimes shared with a guest...
    I enjoy cooking and sharing conversation at meals but there will be times when you must ...self prepare a meal. I'm not vegetarian and do not buy food for vegan diet. So please disclose if you have special needs in this area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Thanks for including a photo with your profile...
    It's important to me that you are tidy with all your use of the house. I ask you to leave it as good or better than you found it after every use. There is a smoking area with ashtray on the comfy porch.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hrs a day 5 days a week, occationally less.

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