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Home Stay Seattle, United States

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Help a Family with a Garden and Dogs in Seattle, Washington

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to guests or local communities.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

There are always plenty of things to do around here. It's nice to have another person around to keep our two dogs company while our family is at work and school all day. Currently, I am looking for a female volunteer (I am already hosting another woman) to help me from ~June 22 - September. Due to COVID-19, I would like to limit turnover. There is also a bit of training involved to be able to help our family.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
6 months

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11 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Home Stay


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Practicing English

2 Meeting locals

2 Immersing in the local culture

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Developing social awareness



My experience with Cheryl was like excellent, the family was extremely welcoming, the environment is very good, the house routine is common for a large family, the learning was incredible, I had great days and I grew up as a person, I learned a lot with than, the american culture is very different and make me feel like a new person. So that experience was the best decision ever.


Cheryl replied

We miss you so much, Gabi! Thank you for helping us through the challenge of quarantine during COVID-19. Your six month stay went by so quickly. We have made a life-long friend!



I felt super comfortable living with the Woods family. The tasks are not bad, we have enough time to do whatever we want during the day. For me, one of the best moments was when we went to the park with children on Halloween and then went to the houses to ask for "Trick or Treat". I felt like a real local. The children are adorable and sweet, each one has a special way. Cheryl and Cris, I have to thank you guys for everything!


Cheryl replied

Thank you, Larissa! We enjoyed hosting you.



The Woods family is a beautiful family. The kids are so sweet and adorable. Seattle it's a great city. Sadly, I couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The free English classes at the public library were cancelled in March. I had a good time in their house ! Thank you.


Cheryl replied

Thank you, Johanna. Please keep in touch to let us know how you are doing. Best wishes to you!



This was my first experience as Worlpacker, and it was what I expected and more. The family is really organised and have everything very clear on dealing with a someone new. The routine starts early morning until the kids go to school then in an hour or two you cover most of the things that are just house chores, pretty simple, sometimes they ask for your afternoon time to get the kids to extra activities they have, but in between and after that you are literally free. It really feels that you are at home everyone helps and coordinates to get the task out of the list each day. If you like kid


Cheryl replied

Thank you, Connie! It was a pleasure hosting you. Come back to Seattle anytime! :)



My first experience as a worldpacker was one of the best experiences I had in my entire life. I am very grateful to the whole family, who made me feel so welcome. My rides and games with Gracie and Gretchen as well as the moments I spent with the kids at the club were some of the activities I developed during my stay in Seattle. I miss it all already. I felt completely at home. Food was always available, as well as a full laundry. I had plenty of time to get to know Seattle, which I instantly fell in love with. I feel so lucky to have met you, Cheryl and Chris. Thank you so much.


Cheryl replied

Thank you so much for your wonderful company and help during a very busy week for us! Please keep in touch. <3

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