Come to an oceanside island getaway and help fix up the house in Rhode Island, USA


United States

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    We are a family of masters level artists, a circus professional and writer, seeking two work-away helpers to come stay at our beachside island house in Rhode Island, about 4.5 hrs north of New York City, by car or bus ...

    It's a really interesting house, the interior was built with a spirit of architectural collage. It's a 3BR house, overlooking the ocean. The house is off-grid solar, in a great community of weekend getaway cottages. You would have your own bedroom, shared bath.

    Keep in mind that given that the house is a simple off-grid solar setup, you would only be able to expect to charge a phone. The artists who would do potentially really well here in a rustic setting, would be painters, writers, an acoustic musician, theatrical actors, spiritual seekers etc. We are artists, and that's why I mention this. If you're an artist looking for a rustic self guided retreat / work-away, then it could be great for you. The views here of the water are amazing.

    Animals are ok! No candles or smoking in the house, but outside is ok. A small family would be workable too, in one bedroom.

    The house needs some help with painting the exterior, cleaning, and improving the solar. Food will be provided, and you can always fish or go out and get your own clams. We'll make fresh clam chowder for sure on a few nights, from our own clam catch the same day. You would probably need your own fishing pole, but we do have the clam rakes.

    Help expectation is 5 hrs/day, 5 days per week = 25 hrs. Let me know if you have any questions, we're getting photos together. We'll be picking a handful of interested workawayers and then interviewing over the phone.

    A plus : Being an artist, enjoying cooking a plus, easy going, used to being in a rustic setting and enjoying it, handyman repair skills a plus - solar and all around.

    Have a blessed day, and may the Light and the Truth shine upon you in these challenging times.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our family is well traveled. We have great interest in matters of spirituality and the arts.

  • Help


    We are seeking 25 hours of help per week generally helping our family and with house hold tasks. There may be some artistic opportunities as well. Please let us know what you are interested in most and if you have other interests beyond what we've listed. Bonus if you are interested in preparing shared meals and house cleaning.

    Examples of General Household Duties are:
    house cleaning
    preparing shared meals (we are a mostly organic vegetarian / pescatarian household)
    organizing the house
    decorating the house
    solar and general house maintenance

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A large bedroom for each work-away helper.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    One dog would be okay!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

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