Help us with maintenance and landscaping at our place on Anderson Island, WA USA


United States

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  • Description


    We are retired medical professionals living a dream on a lovely island bluff overlooking Puget Sound. A twenty minute ferry ride brings you from the mainland (Steilacoom, the oldest town in WA) to a friendly community with moderate hikes, two fresh water lakes, a historic farm managed by volunteers, and a stunning view of Mt. Rainier. We have frequent guests and are both involved in study groups and busy schedules. Our labradoodle, Ellie is an important part of our family. After a summer of health challenges, we are eager to get back to the garden and some household projects. Helpers would be doing garden and landscape maintenance and possibly staining the house siding.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our guests will have an experience helping us to make this a finished home. We are active older adults who enjoy the company of others of all ages, and will enjoy sharing this with others in return for some help.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    At near the end of a major house remodel, we still need a small entry addition started, the shingle siding stained and parts painted, and a major landscaping project. Our large lot is headed toward a low maintenance future, but we have considerable finish work and routine outside maintenance between now and then. Volunteer work at our historic island farm is also a possibility.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Our home has a spectacular waterfront high bank view of the Puget Sound and Cascade mountains. Our guests can enjoy that, while having privacy in a family room suite with bedroom, bath, and living space. Twin beds in the bedroom and a queen wall bed in the living room provide flexibility.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public bus and train transportation is available on the mainland. We live between Seattle, WA an Portland, OR for big city fun, Tacoma, WA is closest. The Pacific Northwest is known for hikes and water sports, and our island has both, including clean fresh water swimming facilities. We have two kayaks and bikes for local exploring. We will fit best with others who enjoy sharing details of their lives, in combination with quiet time for our study and rest. Meals are casual here, but we look forward to shared dinner time most evenings. Tidying up as we go adds to a calm environment, while we continue our big, busy, remodeling and landscape projects.

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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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 815619496345