Learn about edible landscaping and help garden at my home in Mount Vernon, Washington

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    26/09/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    I live in a residential area of Mount Vernon, Washington (a one hour drive from Seattle and 30 minutes to Bellingham). I have a small house and would welcome some friendly folks to provide a little landscaping and garden maintenance help. The work I need most is transplanting plants, mowing, weed whacking, raking leaves, spreading woodchips, and weeding pathways and there will be other projects, too, I am sure, such as moving and arranging large amounts of landscaping rocks and gravel. I work remotely for the University of Washington in Seattle so I am usually around the house but occasionally in Seattle. My house is quiet and clean and I have one old cat. You will have your own bedroom in the house and we will share the kitchen, living room, laundry area, and one bathroom.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll potentially learn about edible landscape design from me, plus have opportunities to travel and explore on your own in our area. We have a very nice park for hiking within walking distance but/and I can take you hiking when I go hiking (I try to go at least once per week when I am not working and the weather is good).

  • Help

    Help

    The help I need most is transplanting plants, mowing, weed whacking, raking leaves, spreading woodchips, and weeding pathways and there will be other projects, too, I am sure, such as moving and arranging landscaping rocks and gravel.
    Maximum help will be 3 hours/day on weekdays.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Thai: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    If you speak Spanish or Thai it would be fun to have some help practicing.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    1000 square foot lovingly restored 1939 house in a cute neighborhood close to (but not in) downtown Mount Vernon. The house is close to the train station so visitors can catch a train to Seattle and other places if interested. Lots of nature and hiking in our area to enjoy! No nightlife to speak of and bus service is infrequent.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am very careful to keep my home super clean and tidy and I expect the same of anyone who stays with me.

    I would like you to contribute to some grocery purchases for the things you want to eat (that are yours) and I am happy to prepare meals that we can share, but I mostly cook vegetarian and vegan, so if you're a meat eater, you'll definitely want to buy all your own meat (it's OK to prepare it at my place, just keep everything clean and as you found it). I write cookbooks as a hobby so I am always cooking and you do not have to worry about being hungry.

    We have a lot to do that is outdoors -- so much hiking!! We have a bus system in town as well as Greyhound and Amtrak just slightly less than 1 mile from the house.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Internet is in good shape, go right ahead!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week


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