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Seeking fluent French speakers, especially! You don't have to speak French, though. Read on, and if you think we'd make a good match, let us know.
We are a family of four -- all musicians, teachers, and creative thinkers who work and play hard. We have a huge organic garden, lots of fruit trees, chickens, and a dog. Living in orchard country, we have a view of the Wenatchee River off our back deck and mountains all around. Outdoor opportunities for recreation abound, and one or more of us personally enjoys rafting, hiking, biking, camping, skiing, and rock-climbing.
Our family loves to travel and to host travelers. We are interested in meeting others and learning from them, while sharing our experiences and skills. Our garden keeps us busy as we grow and preserve a lot of our food, we have a good-sized greenhouse, and are learning a lot about permaculture.
Come share your perspectives with us as we enjoy good conversations and hearty laughs over healthy meals, building bridges as we get to know one another.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Being part of our family for a time, we will build a relationship (depth up to you), share our culture and lifestyle with you, and hope that you will share/teach us also. We hope you'll learn new skills, too. Bring a good attitude and be flexible!
As for your experience outside of our home, you could learn about the history of our area (Native American and Pioneer history), or spend time outdoors (every season has much to offer) doing what you like. We would prefer you don't just sit on the couch staring at a screen all day while you're here. We live within walking distance to many outdoor activities (either right here or a bus ride or bike ride away). You can borrow a bike, too!
Depending on your interests and abilities, you could share your skills in the yard, garden or greenhouse, around the house/kitchen or with bigger projects that occasionally come up. If you have a skill (I.e. massage, knitting, yoga, kombucha-making, dog-training, knowledge of permaculture, you-name-it), that could be part of what you share. We are open and flexible. We'd love to host someone who enjoys cooking healthy dinners and won't mind cleaning up the kitchen afterward, and are specifically looking for fluent French speakers who can help our daughter learn French.
If you think you'd be a good fit with our family, let us know!
In the spirit of Workaway we offer room and board along with the fun experience (yes, that's MY biased description!) of getting to know us and how we live here in pear-country-by-the-river. You'll be welcomed into the family, and as part of the family we will expect some light help/cleaning up-- just general helpfulness and participation with things like clearing the table, etc (in other words, we won't be waiting on you but we WILL love to have you join us as a family member).
Depending on the season and who else is around, you might be sleeping inside in a bedroom, out in our camper, or in the rustic treehouse, which has a nice deck with the best views of the river. We are allergic to smoke so cannot accept smokers. Also, no marijuana use permitted, even though it is legal in WA. No e-cigarettes, either. With kids around we want to keep the "family " atmosphere.
You will have wifi while at our house.
You can help yourself to three meals (healthy, some meat) each day and we always have snacks around. Most breakfasts and lunches will be "serve-yourself" from a selection of foods that we normally eat, but most dinners will be together with us. In your introduction please tell us your favorite food so we know you've read this. :)
The LINK bus stop (Route 22), Wenatchee Valley Shuttle (Peshastin Park and Ride), and Amtrak train and bus stations (Leavenworth) are all nearby, and we are happy to pick you up from any of them.
If you want to share your skills in the community we can help facilitate that, and we can also point you in the direction of some entertainment if you want to meet others socially. Depending on the current situation, COVID-19 state regulations might limit this somewhat. We do take recommended precautions at our house to stay healthy-- for all of our sakes!
If you like the outdoors, this place will make you happy!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 25 hours
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