Ethan and Harris (father and son) welcome you to modern countryside living on 6 acres in beautiful Stanwood WA. Our home has lots of extra room for workawayers. You can choose from a variety of projects such as revitalizing an organic garden, house maintenance, language exchange, and of course enjoying the hiking, kayaking, and climbing opportunities in north Puget Sound and the Cascade mountains. Our property is an hour north of Seattle and two hours south of Vancouver BC with gorgeous beaches only 20 minutes away. When I'm not working I try to spend time with visitors doing sightseeing and outdoor activities. We live near a cute little town easily accessible by bicycle. There are three nice markets, a few restaurants, and a nearby large gym with swimming pool that you can use. At the house there is a hot tub that you are welcome to enjoy anytime. You will be living with an energetic 8.5 year old black belt in Tae Kwon Do who is also an aspiring comedian so be prepared to listen to some jokes! There is a friendly calico cat that likes being petted and provides hours of feline snuggling. 🐈
You can help at your own pace and set your hours. We can host up to three people max depending on the situation. Happy to answer any questions.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Our home is a great opportunity to experience the liberal and progressive side of America. We are non-religious and very open minded. We have hosted lots of travelers from Europe, Australia, and Taiwan through couchsurfing. We have also traveled extensively in Europe and once to Japan. Harris is a huge fan of learning language and Ethan tries as well without much success!
There are lots of projects for travelers to work on. Both indoor and outdoor work is available depending on the time of year and weather.
There is one private guestroom with queen bed and full ensuite washroom including toilet, sink and shower. There is another private bedroom with shared full washroom as well as a large common room that can be used and has cardio gym equipment. High speed internet, modern kitchen, and food are included. There is a new, very clean hot tub on the patio that guests can use. And you can use a new gym close by that we belong to.
Host will buy groceries and try to accommodate special diets. Vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, and meat eaters are all welcome! It's a cannabis friendly house so you are welcome to enjoy some herbal relaxation.
Time off can be spent hiking, boating, climbing and basically doing anything outdoors as this is one of the most beautiful locations in the world for outdoor activity. Seattle is only an hour away and we can arrange for you to get there relatively often if you wish to visit the city. There is public transport to both downtown Seattle and Vancouver available from nearby towns. We also tend to visit Vancouver often and you are welcome to join us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Cable modem with WiFi
This host can provide space for campervans.
I have an indoor cat so if your pet is outside that's fine.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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