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Edith and Jill are a mother and daughter family. We are both fully vaccinated, retired, and live relaxed and simple lives. Edith works in the garden, draws and paints, and studies Spanish. Jill cooks, plans her travels, organizes home and work exchanges, and connects with family and friends. We both walk, read, and watch movies. We enjoy learning about the world and have been focusing on anti-racism reading and films. We would love to hear about your life experiences and share our own. We have wonderful workawayers scheduled for the rest of 2021. If anything changes, we will update our calendar. Wishing you all marvelous adventures!.
Pratique d’une langue
Bricolage et projets de construction
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Enjoy the beauty of the Oregon Coast while connecting with two generations (mother/daughter) of women who love to travel the world, learn languages, and share cultural experiences. Our house is 101 years old and has a lovely view of the Nehalem River and Neahkanie Mountain. We would love to exchange languages and/or life experiences over meals and work in the garden or house. Enjoy long walks along the tidal river on rarely-used railroad tracks, or up through logging roads above this tiny American West historic town. Beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches are minutes away by car, with walking, hiking, surfing, skim boarding and other fun activities nearby.
Our current need is mostly weeding in the 1/3 acre yard/garden. On rainy days, there are indoor projects. Help weed, water and mow the home yard and garden, assist with house cleaning, and share your favorite dishes or learn to cook ours. We would love to practice our Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese, and/or help with your English. Sometimes there is firewood to stack, or small fix-it projects around the house. Help schedule is flexible, with about 20 hours per week expected.
Chinois (mandarin): Intermédiaire
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
We are both looking for Spanish language conversation practice, particularly with native Spanish speakers. Jill is looking for Mandarin Chinese language conversation practice, particularly with native Mandarin speakers.
Our home is comfortable, filled with art and natural treasures. Your private space would be a large bedroom with queen-size bed, internet television, small desk, and room for yoga or stretching. You would share the two bathrooms and other living space. If you are traveling with a romantic partner or a friend, we can welcome a couple or add a twin bed (mattress on the floor) in the same bedroom. We have room for only one Workaway guest (or related pair) at a time.
Three meals per day are provided whenever you are at the house, with the option to cook your own food with us or on your own when you wish. We usually eat our main meal mid-day, often including chicken or fish, though we are happy to provide vegetarian or vegan meals. Jill does most of the cooking and loves company in the kitchen. Breakfast is usually homemade muesli cooked or cold, often with fresh berries, homemade yogurt, or cottage cheese. You are welcome to cook your own breakfast. Jill makes hearty soups, salads with protein, fish or chicken with vegetables and whole grains, or spaghetti sauce rich with vegetables and meat. If you have a sweet tooth, fresh cookies are a treat. We love to learn foods from other countries. Evening meal is usually leftovers, soup or a sandwich.
Please be fully vaccinated against Covid, or willing to get vaccinated as soon as you arrive.
We do not drink alcohol or use drugs, and we ask that you not have alcohol or drugs at our home. There are places in the community to enjoy local wine and beer.
We prefer workaway stays of 2-3 weeks.
From our home you can easily walk to the nearest (tiny) town where you can rent a kayak or canoe, visit the coffee shop/deli, walk out on the fishing pier, explore two antique stores and a gift store, take a tourist train or ride the rails on pedal-powered Rail Riders. We are often available to drive you to a nearby beach, hiking trail, or town (Manzanita, Nehalem, Seaside, Tillamook, Cannon Beach), where you can join us for a walk or hike, or explore on your own. There is a public bus that stops in town 6 times per day. Jill travels up to Seattle once a month by car to visit family, and may be available to take you to the Seattle area or anywhere on the way if it fits her schedule. Some WorkAway guests may split their time between Wheeler Oregon and Newcastle, Washington, since Jill may be able to arrange housing, food and work with her Seattle-area family when she is there visiting.
Wheeler is not near any major airport. Jill or Edith will be happy to pick you up at the Portland (PDX) or Seattle (SEA) airport, or a bus station or other meeting place.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week