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We are a family of four: me, my elderly mother, my parnter who is here half the week, and my adult son who visits on weekends. I work as a child mental health consultant for parents and service providers and have a small permaculture farm on Vashon Island that is not commercial. We have a small farmstand that is used about one or two months out of the year, but it does not a business.
We have a permaculture mentor who comes twice a week to help you learn sustainable gardening methods.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We have a permaculture mentor who comes twice a week to help you learn sustainable gardening methods. My business also sometimes provide respite for parents, so you can learn trauma-informed methods of responding to children's behaviors if that interests you. I'm also a very good cook, so you can learn how to create healthful meals. Vashon is a vibrant community where you will be able to meet and interact with many people.
Tasks can include helping us maintain the property, helping in the garden and orchard, hanging out with my elderly mother, helping out with family meals and cleanup, and other household chores.
There is no personal care/medical care or childcare help involved.
No commercial farming help is required.
No rental or other business help is requested.
This host offers a language exchange
Our native language is English. I speak Spanish fluently and am learning Indonesian. My partner speaks Thai and Japanese, and my son speaks Japanese and some Spanish. We are all interested in practicing our non-native languages.
You'll have a private bedroom with a full-size bed. Food will sometimes be family dinners and sometimes on your own as I stay in Seattle a couple of nights a week. All your food will be provided for you.
The small town of Vashon has a movie theater, large grocery store, restaurants, cafes, and shops. Our home is just a 10-minute walk to town, which has a bus that takes you to the ferry to Seattle, a 20-minute boat ride away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have good internet. Most of my work is done online.
I can't take a motorhome, but I can accommodate a campervan.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week