Summer is here and projects abound in Olympia, USA


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    Hi My name is Talitha,
    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 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 that I recommend. You can sit outside at their garden tables, weather permitting or cozy up inside.

    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 the clusters to freeze for future medicine.
    The yellow jackets wiped out my bee hives last fall so will need to start over next spring depending on the population of yellow jackets this August, Sept..
    For my spiritual nourishment I practice and teach a Medicine Wheel day retreat... with several guided meditations, activating a chakra matrix as tools for healing and transformation. Part of the year I immerse myself in a Kudalini yoga class with a local facilitator.
    My main line of work is at a local farmers market where I sell my handcrafted jewelry. My work studio is at home where I design and kiln-fire Dichroic glass and also work with semi-precious stones. My latest project is sewing purses and pouches. I also maintain a lovely space with a site for the BnB travelers.

    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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I offer knowledge working with honey bees, about gardening, good health, the nature of disease, elderberry medicine, jewelry crafting, entrepreneur inspiration, tools for awakening more of your spiritual development,

  • 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...

    ~ plant garden beds for spring
    ~ weeding
    ~ mow grass
    ~ WEED flowers beds and remove morning glory and blackberries along the fence.
    ~ stain fence
    ~ CARPENTER SKILLS or Painting would be wonderful.
    ~ crafting jewelry

    ~ LATE SUMMER ... August to October is Elderberry harvest and prep. I will teach you how to make medicine,
    ~ grapes and raspberry harvest.

    ~ FALL - clean up gardens beds for winter and plant winter veges
    ~ prune Elderberries, raspberries, fertilize blueberries, prune perennial flowers
    ~ rake leaves
    ~ spread ceder bark

    WINTER INSIDE projects mostly
    ~ assistance with jewelry craft
    ~ painting a bath room and two doors.
    ~ organize kitchen cupboard, tidy up frig. etc
    ~ small sheet-rock repair
    ~ replace tub with new shower unit

    Nov. Dec. Jan Feb March the days are so short and the weather is unpredictable... so not much outside stuff to do check in with me.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some Spanish.

  • 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.

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    What else ...

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    No smoking in the house. There is a smoking area with ashtray on the deck or comfy porch.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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