Enjoy a slow and peaceful life on our little piece of land in North Central Washington State, USA


United States

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    I have lived up here in the Okanogan Highlands going on ten years. My goal is to one day have a self sustaining farm with not only enough to live off of but also an abundance to share with local food banks. Life up here is very slow and quiet but also so peaceful and beautiful.

    In the past when I lived in the city I have hosted foreign exchange students and had wonderful experiences sharing with them. Since I began the farm in 2009 I have hosted several workstay individuals, a lovely couple who brought their own RV and a family of 4 that stayed with me for 2 years in their converted Schoolie.

    The farm is always a work in process as is life. It is located in North Central Washington State and the closest town of Tonasket is 27 miles away. I live in a small cabin with my sister in law. We have goats, chickens, two dogs and two cats.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can share how I have developed towards being self sufficient living off grid for 10 years. The challenges and triumphs. I am in no way a permaculture expert but have studied quite a bit about the practices. Perhaps you have taken a PDC and have need of a place to practice?

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    For the spring/summer 2019 I am starting to build terraces up the hill which will involve a lot of raking, moving rocks and digging. Another project will be building a wind generator tower and relocation of the solar panels. There will always be a wide variety of daily activities caring for the animals and gardens, maintaining the dirt roads and working on the cabin.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Accommodation


    There is a small cabin with guest space in the loft, a travel trailer and plenty of tent space depending how you would wish to sleep. Power is from a simple solar system in place and there is WiFi when power allows. We live very rural and some might say a bit on the primitive side. This is a homestead on the side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere. There are animals both domestic and wild.

    I can prepare a wide variety of meals depending on dietary needs. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided Monday thru Friday. I am negotiable on this and will happily make accommodations and amendments as needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The surrounding area has a wide variety of activities, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and just enjoying nature. There are many small lakes nearby and in the closest town of Tonasket there is a community center with a variety of events.

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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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 20 hours a week however you would like to structure it.

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