Help us restore our stream, forest and garden in Fall City, Washington. USA

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United States

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    Last activity

    21/08/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 4 living in Fall City, Washington, which is about 20 miles away from Seattle. It is a beautiful area in the foothills of the Cascade mountains with two rivers running through it. We live on 2 1/2 acres that is about half forested, with a small stream running through it.

    Both my husband and I work full time. You can choose to eat dinner with us, or can cook on your own. There will likely be some evenings you are on your own for dinner.

    We have four cats: three are very friendly and one keeps to itself.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a beautiful area of the world and we can share the peaceful setting of our house.

    We are learning about food forests, gardening, starting seeds and growing vegetables. We are both learning as we go, so are open to your ideas.

    I like to cook, so am happy to share recipes.

  • Help

    Help

    We are clearing our forest of invasive weeds: mostly blackberry, creeping buttercup, bindweed and herb Robert, and establishing new garden areas and a food forest.

    We need help with landscaping, building a fire pit, planning food forest, weeding, mulching, gardening, creating a trail.

    Later this spring, we will also need help applying finish to the railings of a deck.

    If you're not interested in gardening, we could also use help with cooking, tidying and cleaning.

    If you are artistic and have ideas, we would also love your ideas on outdoor art.

    We have two school age kids, childcare is not expected, but they may ask you to play or read to them (which you are free to say no to).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room
    - One guest bedroom on a floor with the rest of the bedrooms.
    - Queen sized bed.

    Bathroom
    - Bathroom shared with kids.

    Kitchen
    - Access to use shared kitchen.

    Amenities
    - Wifi
    - No shared telephone
    - Access to use shared washer and dryer
    - Access to use shared TV with Netflix

    Meals
    - cook on your own for breakfast and lunch (with free reign of kitchen)
    - dinner together on most evenings (unless you want to cook on your own)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Activities
    - There are walking and mountain biking trails nearby.
    - In the summer (only when hot), people float down the river on inner tubes:
    - Snoqualmie Falls is a few miles away
    - Lake Alice is a few miles away
    - If you rent a car, you will have access to easily visit Seattle, Spokane, and mountains, skiing, and many lakes.
    - Mount Rainier about 3 hours drive


    Stores and restaurants nearby
    - There is a tiny area with one small grocery store, 3 restaurants and 2 bars located about 1 mile away.

    Transportation
    - There is no public transportation.
    - Car sharing services (Uber, Lyft) are often not available for pickups (but will drop off).
    - You can walk to several restaurants and one small grocery store.
    - On our way to work, we can drop you off in location where there is public transport.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Two of our four cats
Stream on our property
house
Snoqualmie falls is a few miles away

Host ref number: 113394121131