(NO HOSTING June-Sept)
We are avid travelers and love meeting people from all over the world. Besides tea drinking and experimenting in our garden, we do coaching, travel consulting, and fun little projects like building a squirrel feeder or bigger ones like designing tiny houses. Our home is surrounded by massive evergreen trees, with a forest as backyard. My husband has a severe back injury and I am expecting a baby very very soon, so we could use some extra muscles for a few days : )
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Traveling tips (I am from Europe. Sheen has traveled through 80 countries), simple living, practicing your French, exploring the surrounding nature...
We could use some help around gardening, keeping the property clean... (lots of pine needles to sweep every other day)
We're looking for a capable man who enjoys working outdoor : ) but who isn't afraid of some extra cleaning tasks such as cleaning a few windows, the kitchen cabinets doors, the car...
For 1 week or even a few days would be great (baby coming soon, we can't commit to longer stay). About 3h/day (5 days a week) so you can enjoy afternoons, evenings, and weekends to explore.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
We speak English and French
You have a guest bedroom, guest bathroom, and access to the kitchen (we aren't able to offer food but will only ask help for 3hours/day and we can give you a ride to the market)
Our home is ideally located in Lake Forest Park (10 miles North of Seattle). Close to public transportation (express bus downtown) as well as walking, biking and running trails nearby. Right in the middle of 3 National Parks so you can enjoy beautiful hikes, wild beaches and parks nearby : ) Plenty of flora and fauna if you enjoy bird-watching with bald eagles fishing at the lake down the street. If you love nature as much as we do, Seattle is the place to be. We're relatively new to the region but have already hosted many travelers so we can tell you where to go, what to do, while in the region. We’re social but we respect your space and privacy. If we invite you on a hike or for a bonfire, and you decline, we won’t be offended.
Note that we rent the bottom space on an online rental website so we try to keep it quiet at night. It's a quiet neighborhood in the greenest part of the Seattle area. If you are the party type, you might get bored ;) but downtown is about 30 minutes by bus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 hours a day, 5 days a week