Come and be part of the magic of self sufficiency in the Pacific Northwest on Vashon, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 22/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Our Farm is seven acres of woodlands and gardens on a little island in the Salish Sea, a ferry ride away from Seattle. We are dedicated to a culture of gratitude for the abundance that we enjoy which includes homegrown fruit, vegetables, meat, goat milk and cheese, and fresh eggs from free-running hens. Most of what we sustain ourselves with is what we have tended with our hearts and hands alongside our friendly pup Pippin.

    We are home to a place-based primary school in its 14th year. The school is rooted in emotional literacy, environmental awareness, and social justice. Living and learning in a community here means eating kale all winter, preserving a lot of fruits and vegetables, pulling out invasives and planting native plants, milking goats, fires on the beach, listening to the owls in our woods at night, spying frogs in the pond, recycling and salvaging religiously, using composting toilets, keeping warm by the woodstove, rising with the sun and the chickens, lots of laughing and breaking bread together.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    -Learning about sustainability
    -Learning about the plants, animals and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest
    - Living in a community that values connection, awareness, diversity, and equality

  • Help

    Help

    Farm help: ( needs change with the seasons)
    - seeding, cultivating, planting, weeding, harvesting, preserving...
    - goat and chicken care
    - stewardship tasks include decolonizing the land by eliminating invasive plants and planting native plants.
    - compost building, turning and worm bin tending
    -orchard work
    -building projects

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    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

    Accommodation

    Workawayers stay in a 25' diameter yurt with a comfy air mattress, electricity, sink, cookstove, and woodstove. Composting toilet and fridge located nearby. Hot shower and laundry are available in the farmhouse.
    We will provide all the basics in terms of food and encourage eating as much from the land as possible. Meals are sometimes joyfully shared when schedules permit.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are surrounded by water and sometimes orcas circumnavigate Vashon Island. The beaches are full of the wonders of nearshore ecology. Birders and cyclists abound. We have kayaks and bicycles available for use. The island has many amazing trails for hiking and a small town with cafes serving up fair trade coffee and plenty of live music. You must walk or drive onto one of the three ferries to get to the island.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    plenty of room for RV /campervan of any size

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 573813715786

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