Help with simple maintenance projects for my home in Washington, USA


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    I live alone with my little dog, Ozzie. We live in a small home that is 3 blocks from the beach in Ocean Park, Washington (USA). It is on the Long Beach Peninsula and 2.5 hours from Portland, OR and 3.5 hours from Seattle. I have a small guest room with a private bathroom available. I've done lots of workaway exchanges as a guest, so I understand the things that are important to workers, things like reliable wi-fi, comfortable bed, and a nice atmosphere. I’ve traveled to over 30 countries in the past few years and I enjoy learning about other cultures. I'm a yoga teacher and freelance writer. I also occasionally do in-home pet care so you must be good with animals and shouldn't have allergies. I also have a part time job at a local retail shop and do volunteer work. So, I'm busy and am gone a lot, which is why I need help.

    The beach here is 28 miles long and gorgeous!!! There are tons of recreational activities available: hiking, biking (I have a bike and helmet), kayaking (I have 2 kayaks), kite flying, beachcombing, and lots more. Wildlife is everywhere. Almost every day II see deer, racoon, or bald eagles. The temps are mild, cooler in the summer than both Portland and Seattle, and warmer in the winter. Our average year around temperature high is 61 degrees.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'm easy going and easy to get along with. It's quiet here and town is about 10 miles away. The closest city is Astoria, Oregon, which is about an hour away. There is a thriving art scene here on the coast and lots of small live music performances. We also have a rich history in the area and many museums and festivals. From October to May you can dig for razor clams, and I make a delicious homemade clam chowder! There is also great fishing, oysters, and crabs. It's a way of life here, but if you are vegetarian, no worries. I cook mostly vegetarian and can accommodate your needs.

  • Help


    I could really use help with some maintenance around my home, like staining my deck, or organizing and cleaning out my shed. I also need to have my house painted (it's small and wouldn't take long with the right equipment). So, if you are good with construction or handyman stuff, that would be amazing! Since I'm a yoga teacher, I could also use some help with photography and making a video. If you can teach yoga that would be a BONUS! I rarely can find a substitute teacher. I need some help with landscaping and yard work too. I speak English and a tiny bit of Hindi and Spanish. Would love to learn more and get to practice. I don't eat red meat, only a little chicken and fish (it's a coastal location after all) and love to share healthy recipes and cook together.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, a little Spanish annd Hindi

  • Accommodation


    Twin bed, closet, dresser, separate entrance, and private full bathroom on the bottom floor. You can use the kitchen, laundry, hang out on the huge deck in the hammock, and enjoy nature all around.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am also a published author and travel blogger, so I have lots of entertaining stories to tell. I live a healthy life and get a long best with people that do the same. Smoking is not allowed on my property and I rarely drink.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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