We are a little homestead located between Mt Rainier and Mt St Helens in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We spend our time growing food, hunting mushrooms in the forest, gathering wood from the same surrounding forests, experimenting with permaculture, cheese making, fiber arts, wild crafting, pottery, music, unschooling, animal husbandry,canning, fermenting foods and drink and other fun adventures. We are looking for people who would like to help us build sauna, treehouse and dug in hobbit house and all the other myriad projects we have going on (any ideas for a winter trampoline enclosure!?!?). We are very relaxed and happy to share any bits of knowledge and delicious food! There is beautiful nature to explore on volcanoes, rivers and lakes! We can provide some transportation, directions and possibly a canoe, paddleboards and an old pick up truck! We are fairly low tech by choice, no internet on the land (though they are bringing the able up our road and it could be possible if someone really needed it..) There is no cell phone reception, though we do have a land line phone and you can get a cell phone signal about 20 minutes walk up the logging road. We used to travel quite a bit and loved the
exchange that happens during homestays and couchsurfing! We hope to have that exchange here. Anyone who is excited to share guitar knowledge or any other positive skills with our 13 year old will be greatly appreciated! Welcome to our little log cabin in the woods! Update!!! We are going to be traveling to France longterm and looking for someone to occupy our space, keep an eye on the cats and help our friend and who will be staying at the cabin occasionally to work on her land and vision of a writer's/artist retreat in the forest on the land next door. Hoping to find people who want to winter through and don't mind rustic or want to help fix things up. There is also a ski resort about 1 hour away!
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will learn what it feels like to be part of a community of people who care. Care about the land, animals, each other and most importantly, care about making a difference. Homesteading and foraging skills! Creating a quiet relationship with the Pacific Northwest forests. How to jump on multiple trampolines. We love to hike ourselves and can take hikes with you around the volcanoes or possibly lend a car. There is also a ski resort an hour away called white pass. This fall there could be an opportunity to can fruit and press apples and pears into cider. Winter will be quiet.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have many building projects at this time and are looking for someone with building experience or not! Please bring your amazing natural construction skills to help us build OUTDOOR OVEN, REPAIR WOOD SHED, NESTING BOXES, PUPPET STAGE, camping area for artist writer gatherings and so much more! Pitching in with the current projects, learning exchanges with our 13 year old. Natural building, permaculture and musical skills are ecstatically appreciated***update We will be travelling to France long term, so mostly the help will be keeping the space heated and occupied, helping our friend who will be staying in the cabin occasionally with her project of artist/ writer retreat on the land next to us, doing a few projects of your choosing....
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.
What you will hear on the farm ranges from cows and cats and a variety of wild birds. The panorama of this farm is breathtaking and picturesque. Your room may be in a funky old log cabin, hanging tree nest, tent in the forest, possibly a treehouse or platform, camper or loft. We love to eat together and try to eat food we grow, otherwise local, low processed, organic and as little packaging as possible!
We can help you coordinate a bus from the Amtrak station in Centralia Washington, otherwise we drive to Portland Oregon once a week and can get you from the train station or airport. Please try to limit any packaging you bring on the land and please any non organic food in your personal space! We ask to keep hand held electronic devices in your personal space also and refrain from smoking cigarettes, except down the road. No hard drugs please, though we make our own hard cider and a bit of wine that we can share. Moderation is key!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week