We live in a rural area an hour north of the Spokane airport in WA. My name is Julie and my husband's name is Patrick. We have four daughters ages 1, 5, 9, 16, and 3 sons ages 11, 14 and 18. The other residents currently include rabbits, cats, a black lab and a multiplying chicken flock. We are life learners / wild schoolers / TJed homeschoolers. Patrick works full time remotely.
We live on a beautiful property on 20 ish acres that includes fields, forest and a picturesque creek that runs through the property. We especially love hosting Workawayers and gleaning from your experiences and interests! We learn so much from meeting people from all walks of life and benefit so much from the cultural exchange!
We also welcome opportunities to learn about the Inland Pacific Northwest together when possible and are located in a great location with many wonderful places to explore nearby, especially since we are new to the area! We are very close to Northern Idaho and under 2 hrs from Montana.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
By staying with us you will be able to engage in a more in depth cultural experience of the Pacific Northwest. We are working hard to create our homestead using a sustainable design practices as we manage our stewardship while creating experiences for learners of all ages.
Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.
We are especially in need of someone who as experience renovating and construction. Our new home needs to be completed. Someone can work more than the signed hours on this project railing to pay also. The current stairs need to be replaced, there are doors that need to be hung, hardwood floors to put in and finish, electric wiring to install, plumbing for an upstairs laundry room that is being added, painting, sanding, staining, siding that needs to be installed.....and the list goes on. If we find the right workawayer that has skills, the stay could be several months or longer if there is a need. We would also love to have help with setting up our homestead, especially growing food, household repairs, landscaping and building. Some current homestead projects include a bunk house in our forest, butchering chickens, an outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen, cob oven, steps down our hill, iswales on contour, animal paddocks, greenhouse, finishing our basement and expanding the garden area. There are also some cleaning tasks, random tasks that relate to having a big family, cooking, wildcrafting, gardening, farm work and sharing what you love with our children.
When you introduce yourself, I would love to know what kind of work you prefer and what you want to learn more about. We are flexible and will love designing your experience so that it compliments your particular interests while also helping our household's various goals most of the time.
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There are a couple of options. Currently we have a master suite in the house reserved for someone that is a skilled carpenter and is good at construction. We also have one small trailer, or you can bring your own trailer. There is camping available near the creek during warmer months. We also have large daylight basement that is unfinished.
We are willing to host those who have concerns about Covid and are willing to offer outdoor work and experiences, although the cultural exchange is more difficult. We as a family rely heavily on natural immunity and are not concerned about socializing and close interaction, especially with those staying on our property. If you choose the shot, please take it several weeks before coming.
Our location is ideal for travelers who want easy access to outdoor recreation opportunities. We live 1 mile from a beautiful lake and 4 minutes from the Pend Orielle River! There are forest areas, hunting, fishing, lakes, trails. We are only 30 minutes to a ski resort and an hour from Silverwood Theme Park!
We live along a highway outside of town along a beautiful country road. Take a day trip to Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, ID or Sandpoint, ID. by bus or car. Unless you are looking to use Uber or Lyft while in town we recommend renting a vehicle in order to take advantage of your stay out here. I can also drive you to the bus stop on occasion and take you on errands when we go.
This is a perfect opportunity for friends traveling together, couples, and we especially welcome families because we live more remotely! We have one long term opportunity for a skilled carpenter in a master suite that could house a small family.
Our daily life includes the children and attempting to keep things in order and feed people. We eat primarily organic, whole, local food in season that is fairly simple. We love eating food and herbs grown in our garden and eggs from our hens when they are not molting or too hot or cold. Our garden is a "learning garden" so it only supplements our diet, but some things are plentiful at times! Patrick is vegetarian aside from eggs and fish and the rest of us are omnivores who eat locally, raised humanely raised meat sparingly.
I am often heading out for homeschool related activities, schooling, working around the property in the or spending time at the creek in the afternoon during the summer. Patrick has a very heavy workload but tries to join us in the evening and on the weekend when possible. When at home we are playing, learning, cleaning, and cooking for the most part. We often go camping when the weather is right and would love to have you join us if you are interested.
At times we require a background check. We expect our guests to not smoke and drink anywhere near the house or take drugs. We personally abstain from alcohol and cigarettes and don't have them in our home but if you bring your own trailer or it remains at your campsite it is your choice. We are striving to create a wholesome environment for our kids. We live a busy, often crazy and fun life. Still, having 7 dynamic and primarily extroverted children can be dramatic and wild at times! Come join the fun! We are especially excited about all the benefits that come from learning all about you, and your home. It's like traveling without going anywhere!
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
We have high speed fiber internet you can plug into.
Almost any size can park here depending on availability! There will be less work hours if you provide your own lodging or camp on the property.
Let's talk to see if your pets can be accommodated here! I am open to the possibility.
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Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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