Kindred spirit as a clean-living roommate for a bit - Maryland, USA


United States

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    I’ve hosted all ages and flavors, and will consider hosting any workawayer. However, know that my house is ego-free, contention-free, non-demanding, and respectful. I am especially looking to meet seasoned, fellow sisters to connect with.

    Workaway is NOT a dating site, and I am not available in that regard. My home and any friendship I offer is NOT an opportunity for lonely men. I can't believe I have to make this statement here.

    I am in a transition point in my life, both of my kids now being out of the house. I always thought I would be jumping into [finally!!] a social life and such… but I only find myself exhausted from 17 years of duty and undue hardship, stronger inside than an on ox on steroids, and unable to find a common ground with those who experienced their life challenges on easy mode. Pretty much a rude awakening for me. I'm trying to find peace over this.

    I just want to share time with kindred spirits and meet friends. I don’t have formal work to do at my place, but the house and yard is a little too much for me to handle at the level I would like to have it, while both working full-time and going to school full-time right now. I’d love someone to move in my extra bedroom for a spell, and just help out as though they were doing caretaking in their own home. I’m not looking for a maid, only just sharing the work of keeping up the house. There are some small projects around the house, yard, and garden above regular upkeep, but nothing looming or major.

    You’d be buying and preparing your own food, and if you eat clean and with intention like I do, we might end up sharing food and cooking for each other, but it’s not required. My ideal arrangement would be someone who had their own car to get around… but I’m willing to consider other situations.

    I would consider an exchange that includes providing food for you, for some more-involved work on my house. I do have a lot of work available in detailed cleaning, some outside work in the yard/garden, cleaning paint specks off the flooring, and making touchups where the professional painters were sloppy.

    No synthetic fragrances in the house (pure essential oils are fine), and my cleaning products are all natural. I avoid things like pressed-wood, plastics that off-gas, products with formaldehyde, etc. I turn the wifi off at night for better sleep. These things are non-negotiable, as I have health issues that I manage by living and eating clean. The house is quiet and peaceful. While occasional merriment is great, this is really my retreat to rest and recover my energy. I have 30 hours of homework a week that I require absolute peaceful, non-demanding, energy around the house for.

    It’s a perfect place for an artist, writer, someone working online, or someone just taking a break and wanting some space, while having some companionship and making new friends at the same time. Once I finish my degree and rent my house out, I’ll be out wandering a bit myself.

    I’m a registered nurse, working on my doctorate degree. I have extensive experience in food as medicine, and have reversed my health issues. I’m happy to help you figure out what’s causing your ailments and get you on the path to reversing them, if that is something you are looking for.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Just a peaceful stay for a while.

  • Help


    Everyday homemaker care in a house and yard. Minor upkeep, nothing specific.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom to yourself, including empty closets, etc., for you to use. Two bathrooms, shared with me and any couchsurfers passing through. I am attempting to find full-time roomates for my two bedrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My house is in a suburban family neighborhood, typical American working class. Baltimore is a 30 minute drive and Washington DC is a 45 minute drive. If taking public transportation on your own to either, 2 hours needs to be allowed for each way. The train station is a 15 minute drive, where it is then only a 30-minute trip to the city.

    I don't mind dropping you off at the train station here and there for a trip into DC or Baltimore. It's not something I can do every day with my work schedule, though.

    There is a brand new, large shopping mall, movie theater, and casino about 2 miles away. This immediate area is typical "American", with unhealthy, cheap and fast food.

    I drive 15 minutes to shop at a small organic market, and I also get organic products at the costco 2 miles away.


    Before I'll allow you to stay in my home, I'll take a picture of either your passport, or your drivers license/govt ID if from the US. This is the standard of any hostel or hotel, so that criminal activity can be reported effectively. I learned the hard way that I needed to do this.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Nothing formal (Perhaps 15 hours a week, meals not included)

Spring, 2015
The view out the front door.
Couchsurfers, 2015

Host ref number: 926882787214