Rainbow House

WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING HIKER/BIKER GUESTS. YOU MUST ARRIVE OR DEPART ON FOOT, BY BICYCLE, OR SIMILAR. Skateboards, rollerblades, wheelchairs, scooters, unicycles, tricycles, etc. If you have a physical disability that prevents you from traveling this way, you’re welcome, too. Volunteer with us if you care about being car-free and finding other ways to improve the world through your own actions. We live only a one-hour walk from Forest Park, the biggest urban wilderness in the USA.

We are extremely bicycle culture, eat a mostly plant-based diet, and trying to grow more of our own food. Environmental and social issues are important to us, and we strive to live in a way that is consistent with our values. We are doing some blogging at https://rainbowhousedreams.com and you can also find us on Couchsurfing at https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/rainbowhouse/ as well as Warm Showers (for bike tourists) and Workaway and WWOOFUSA at https://wwoofusa.org/farm/rainbow-house-gardens/. We can set up a sleeping pad and sleeping bags in the living room (rainy weather only – it’s a small house) or you can set up a tent outside. We have one tent site and one living room. We have three sleeping pads, a sleeping bag, and plenty of spare blankets to lend out. We do not check email every day. If you like soup, the soup is always on. (This may be more true in winter.) It is always vegetarian and usually vegan. We can accommodate vegans and dietary restrictions. You’re welcome to whatever food we have. We walk and bike and trike and can give decent transit directions as well. We are also near highway access if you’re in to that sort of thing. There is great public transportation access from the airport. We are fluent in English and intermediate in Spanish. We like children and pets. We do feed one neighborhood cat sometimes, but she has an actual home elsewhere. She likes to stop by to check out new surfers, but is very independent and happy to stay away if you’re allergic. Pets are welcome but we do not have an enclosed outdoor area. We are not set up for children or pets because we don’t have any. Know thy children, know thy pets. Columbia Park is a huge park right nearby. Great for walking dogs and it has a playground, too! All are welcome. Allergens: Not a fragrance-free environment, but pretty close. A long-haired dog stayed with us and left on August 6. Last updated August 6, 2019. I can tell you a million places to volunteer. Just let me know where your interests lie and we’ll hook you up. Volunteering with a local organization can substitute for WorldPacking hours. We also have both worked at a tourist company before and can tell you all the local popular tourist attractions if you’re into that sort of thing. Our neighborhood has the most parks of any neighborhood in the entire city of Portland.

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