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


The Exchange

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.


Title

20 hours of help 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.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

2 days off per week

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.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

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.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

There are always plenty of things to do around here. Honestly, it's just sometimes nice to have another person around (in & out of the house) to keep our two dogs company while our family is at work and school all day.


Activities & Shift

These are examples of some the tasks that we find helpful. Please keep in mind that we are willing to honor preferences, i.e. "I like gardening," etc. If you see something on this list that you don't enjoy, please don't let that deter you from contacting us! Again, these are just ideas of things that are helpful to our family; it's a starting point for discussion. We can talk more about the exchange when we Skype or FaceTime.

- Walk dogs 30-60 min, play frisbee with dog
- Clean up from the morning rush - start dishwasher, clean up kitchen, dining table, etc
- Empty dishwasher? Load dishwasher?
- Organize the artwork station / keep it tidy
- Measure out the dogs' food (every other week)
- Tidy a cupboard or pantry
- Shake out couch blankets & put back
- Run Dyson vacuum in laundry room or Roomba
- Pick up dog poop in the yard
- Wipe out refrigerator


Rules

I'm happy to share our household rules with you when we talk.