Help me restore VW Westfalia, build a studio and walk dogs on the Oregon Coast, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Come experience life in a small village on the Oregon Coast (less than 40 confirmed Covid cases countywide). I am in need of some help with general upkeep, landscaping/gardening and animal care at my funky little beach cabin. I could also use a hand restoring my 1980 VW Vanagon Westfalia, and working to finish my video/photography/sound studio and editing/mixing space located on a WW2 Navy blimp base.

    I live as a creative artist and make a living as a content creator. I am also working on screenplays, short films and medium-format film and digital photography - and have a genuine interest in learning and trying new arts. I love to take advantage of the local natural habitat and exploring this beautiful area. The ocean is 700 feet from the cabin and I regularly go crabbing, paddleboarding and hiking. State parks, the beach, rivers, hiking trails and endless logging roads are only minutes away.

    The area is served by limited public transportation but has local bars, and restaurants within walking distance. Use of a vehicle for other travel is also possible. I have two loving dogs and one cat.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being a small town, it is pretty easy to meet many people rather quickly. I can offer a thorough glimpse into the local food, flora and fauna of the north Oregon coast. There would be plenty of time to explore the area by hiking, kayak and bike. There is a vibrant local art scene and I am friends with many of the artists, photographers, writers, musicians and generally interesting people that call this corner of the world home.

  • Help


    I would hope to host workawayers with a general curiosity and desire to learn some new basic skills regarding restoring an old VW and creating an amazing art space for the creation of different mediums. Expect to only help 4 hours a day for 5 days. Task will be challenging but not difficult or back-breaking.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Guests would have a private bedroom and shared bath. Full access to kitchen and laundry as well. I would prefer to host one workawayer at a time, due the the small size of the residence. I am an omnivore and enjoy cooking and will provide meals when possible, but I also look forward to sampling some dishes from the guests. Guests are welcome to food that is there - and there is always coffee and tea available. Smoking is not allowed in the house. Wine, beer and good whisky are always welcome in moderation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is some limited public transportation. A vehicle may also be available especially when caring for the dogs (i.e.; taking dogs for walks on the beach and many trails). This area's spectacular natural beauty is an inspiration for nature lovers, photographers and artists. There are also some local breweries close by.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have super fast internet in the cabin and at the studio space.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have driveway space, but also have property nearby that has a fire pit, small shed/cabin but no utilities or bathrooms.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As long as they get along with my dogs and older cat.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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