Help with projects abound in Olympia, USA


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    Hi My name is Talitha,
    Members of my home practice safe COVID care.
    Welcome to Olympia the capital of Washington state at the waters edge of Puget Sound. We are about 1 hour from Seattle and 1.45 to Portland Oregon

    My home is a remodeled old dairy farm house located in the city yet placed at the entrance to a wonderful 22 acre nature park where the cows once roamed. I am sure you will enjoy your walks through the meadow trails into old growth trees and wetlands. You will feel like you are in the country when actually you are a half block to the city bus line and an easy 20 minute walk to downtown or the Bay... Five minutes to drive there.

    There is a cool little bakery a short walk through the park trail... Its a perfect morning walk with garden tables, weather permitting or cozy up inside. Due to covid its only take away.

    A few things about me...I try and stay up on global events and have a love for world travel. I very much enjoy sharing conversations about science, energy technology, alternative medicine, spirituality and health.

    I have a small Elderberry orchard and in the fall we harvest/prep the berries for making medicine. I also make the berries available to the community and local tribes.
    Honey Bees, well sad to say the yellow jackets are bursting with terror for my bees and wiped out 10 hives the last 5 yrs.
    I have regrouped to bring down the yellow jacket numbers and will start beekeeping again if we succeed... the city parks and community members are helping to capture the spring Y J queens.

    For my spiritual nourishment I practice attunement through the gates of the Medicine Wheel. There is a mantra song I use to travel through the chakra's aligning me home... my wholeness connection.
    I will add that I'm a big Wim Hof breath fan. I practice his YouTube timed breath sessions regularly.

    My main line of work is at a local farmers market where I sell my handcrafted jewelry. My work studio is at home designing and firing Dichroic glass. I also work with semi-precious stones for all types of jewelry products.
    Aside from this I maintain a lovely home space for the BnB traveler .

    Email me if you would like to help in the Northwest. I have gardens to tend and basic maintenance... and more.
    Also its very important that you inform me if you change your mind for any reason so I can keep that time open for someone else...
    Thanks and Best Wishes

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I offer exploration with gardening, good health, the nature of disease, elderberry medicine, jewelry crafting, entrepreneur inspiration, tools for awakening more of your authentic nature, remembering your soul journey.

  • Help


    I need about 4 hrs of help a day... in exchange for a room and 2 meals. The tasks will vary from day to day. You will have 2 free days to roam and enjoy. I am flexible and will do my best to support you in your needs as well. You must be self motivated and happy to work alone.
    ~ Yay we built the deck this summer and its beautiful.
    Below is my extended list in order of the seasons...

    ~ Jewelry craft projects ... a long stay person for this project would be awesome.
    ~ plant garden beds for spring
    ~ mow grass
    ~ Weeding flower beds and remove morning glory and blackberries along the fence.
    ~ stain fence
    ~ CARPENTER SKILLS or Painting would be wonderful. A few repair projects.
    ~ July is raspberry harvest.
    ~ LATE SUMMER ... August to October is Elderberry harvest and prep. I will teach you how to make medicine in Oct.,
    ~ grape harvest Sept. Oct

    ~ FALL - clean up gardens beds
    ~ plant winter veges
    ~ prune Elderberries, raspberries, perennial flowers and peach tree.
    ~ rake leaves
    ~ spread ceder bark

    WINTER INSIDE... is mostly inside projects
    ~ assistance with jewelry crafts
    ~ painting
    ~ organize kitchen cupboard, tidy up frig. etc
    ~ windows
    ~ small sheet-rock repairs
    ~ replace tub with new shower unit
    ~ more yard prep if weather permits.

    Nov. Dec. Jan Feb March ... the days are so short and the weather is unpredictable for outside work ...
    do check in with me as sometimes I take in a helper this time of year.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will have a private small room up stairs looking out over the nature park. It includes a nice twin bed, and dresser. There is a bath room off the hallway that is sometimes shared with a guest... It's important to me that you are tidy with all your use of the house. I ask you to leave it as good or better than you found it after every use

    I enjoy cooking and sharing conversation at meals but there will be times when you must ...self prepare a meal. I'm not vegetarian and do not buy food for vegan diet. So please disclose if you have special needs in this area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Thanks for including a photo with your profile...
    No smoking in the house... a smoking area with ashtray outside on the deck or porch.
    There is a beautiful nature park to explore in front of the house.
    A bakery near by and
    we are on the free bus line.
    WiFi is included.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hrs a day 5 days a week, occationally less.

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