Live and work in scenic columbia river gorge and sometimes in Portland , Oregon


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    Farm work in season. Collecting chestnuts, care of dogs ,cats ,pups, other harvesting fruits and herbs. Pruning weeding tree care selling, home maintenance like painting and floor installations. Work varies. Help get the work done then i have time for art projects or hiking trails. Trails are closed next to house except for beach in season.other with big waterfalls are just 5 miles away. Bike path near by to next town. Have spare bikes that need tuning up and inflating. Soon the bike path will go all the way to hood river. Can drive you to trail heads near by if i cant go. Spend time in portland independently when i go in. Can drop off and pick up later. Portland is 40 minutes away from the farm or just 20 mins to the bus

    I am a Portland artist who once tried to create a gallery studio exchange for artists to relocate to new environments and work and perhaps even sell or at least expose it to a new audience. I am also in the farming business which is mostly a no till chestnut farm out the Columbia River gorge. I have been involved in various artist to artist interactions including collaborations in both the INI movement and as one of the founders of the transformation movement. There is a lot of detail to discuss if interested because the collaboration must be one that can work. The farm would be classified as a working no till farm/eatable garden. There is sometimes the opportunity for learning to roast chestnuts on the street in the city though I have not done it for a few years I do have all the equipment. That wont work until a few weeks before thanksgiving and then towards Christmas . Operations here include a library / book store (online) / art production studios/ art "galleries" / street sales. Props from the UFO museum and collections / the farm was once an herb farm before the chestnut trees and other fruit trees took over. There are still plenty of herbs growing and a catalog of them can be made. The position is one now that is in the city and out on the farm. art projects include concrete sculpting / casting/ painting, industrial ikebana the art has to wait for the chores to be out of the way . I have a lot of art supplies I want to use up and put to use. There are hiking trains and waterfalls in walking distance of the farm or a short drive to drop you off to multnomah falls if you want to walk up to see the waterfall above it.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It depends. I was one of the people who "kept portland weird" back in the days it really was weird.

  • Help


    I would be happy to have help with some light film making, co-generative painting or sculpture, help weeding or at the harvest and or other phases of the art process including exhibiting the work and hopefully finding channels to sell it if possible.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Possible urban and rural depending on the date and time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Artists who understand the collaborative process also probably understand how the internet now plays a role. Artists also know they need a change of scene in order to remain engaged with their art process. I am perhaps more interested in possible exchanges than in just hosting but as a host I would like to develop a project and would hope to find people of sufficient talent and know how to execute a plan in the field. I am completely opened minded when people have better ideas than I do. The transformation group I helped found had shows in Tokyo, NYC, Paris, Stockholm, Bejorkby, Portland and online. There were eventually conflicts and problems with lost documentation it was still all worthwhile. It is also possible for artists to craft some site specific sculpture or paintings if they like as the exchange. I wanted to build pyramids on a small scale on site or add to the UFO Museum collections or create sculptures for the gardens I supervise. I also do anonymous public art and sometimes performance situational work. I once helped to host the NYC Trash circus in Portland with and without galleries as co hosts. The change of scene is urban Portland and rural Columbia River gorge and maybe beyond. I can find you a bike to ride in the city and there are new trails in the gorge just for bike that go almost or all the way to hood river now. I can drive the bike a few minutes to that trail or go part way myself.

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    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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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