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Whidbey Island Housing Work-Trade

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Hello fellow Permies!

My girlfriend and I are young organic farmers on Whidbey Island (I am finishing an internship this year and she is at the Greenbank Farm School). We are planning to stay on Whidbey for at least next farming season and are searching for someone with a property that they need help managing.
Here are her descriptions of us:
Alexandra- A Michigan native, who moved to Whidbey Island in the spring of 2015 to go through organic agriculture training on the historic Greenbank Farm. I had been living in the Arizona desert for the past 4 years, and traveling the world visiting and volunteering on different organic farms. I am passionate about growing food, flowers, and herbs in a sustainable and responsible fashion. I am an advocate of the soil and farm to not only feed my community, but feed and heal the land. I love to cook, hike, travel, read, wild craft, keep bees, and do anything and everything that gets me outdoors.

Aaron- A Washington native who moved to Whidbey Island in the spring on 2015 to intern on Rosehip Farm & Garden. Aaron has traveled the world and has spent time in India building homes from bamboo, and Australia completing a permaculture design course. He is a wonderful cook, creative food preservation artist, always has his head in a book, practices yoga & meditation, and spends most of his time outdoors.

Also from her:
What we seek:
Aaron and I are seeking a guest house, small home, yurt, or cabin to rent for this upcoming farm season of 2016. We will be traveling in Mexico until February when we return to Whidbey Island. A work trade of sorts is something that we are anxious to arrange for partial rent. We are both skilled in landscaping, animal husbandry, gardening, home upkeep, and I (alexandra) am also a certified nursing assistant who could help you in your home if needed. We are quiet, mindful, and respectful of those around us and would not create a disturbance in your personal environment.

As for location, I will be farming in Freeland and Greenbank and Aaron will be farming in Coupeville. Somewhere relatively close to the south end or central area of the island would be ideal. We are willing to be flexible with location as long as it is on the physical island. We are both so happy to be on Whidbey Island and working as stewards of the land. We hope to share food and friendship with you and look forward to hearing from you soon.

We are flexible with what is available and would love to use our resources in helping someone in helping someone improve their land, instead of having those resources go into someone's Seattle bank account. Thanks!
Aaron and Alex
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