Learn about sustainable gardening with our family at our permaculture homestead in Vashon, WA, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Japanese: Intermediate
    Thai: Intermediate
    Indonesian: Beginner

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good internet. Most of my work is done online.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I can't take a motorhome, but I can accommodate a campervan.

  • 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



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