Get outside in the Pacific Northwest and help with home maintenance and garden in Oregon, USA


United States

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    We were workaway volunteers on our 18 month European travels, now we host. We are a kind respectful, affirming, adult family that believes in healthy happy life styles. We hope to host a variety of humans and learn something special from each one. Gardening, maintaining trails, creating a welcoming environment for our many guests, and making continual improvements to our home are the types of things we are looking for help with. We have dogs cats and chickens. In the summer we are quite busy hosting travelers and getting families outside. We live on 5 1/2 acres. We live in a region that is full of year around outdoor activities. Mt hood national forest as well as the Columbia gorge and Oregon beaches are popular destinations. Sandy is a town 45 minutes from the fun city of Portland.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We welcome helping develop English skills. Outdoor adventures, hiking, climbing, dog sledding, skiing, kayaking are close by Portland outings and markets are easily accessible. We hope to host a variety of people.

  • Help


    Opportunities here include getting your hands dirty and a large vegetable garden, small landscaping projects, simple building activities like decks and awnings, Home maintenance and repair, and cleaning.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Plenty of space here. Shared bathroom, kitchen, great relaxing room with wood stove. Dependent on number of volunteers, preferences, length of stay, sleeping rooms are shared, or private. Basic healthy food will be supplied. We have a nice kitchen space to use if you like to cook as well. Dietary differences are easily accommodated.

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    What else ...

    We don't have smoking in or near the house. Light drinking only.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    20-25 hrs weekly

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Host ref number: 693614783992