Peaceful Housemates Wanted For Organic Gardening!

University Place City Office.

Organic/Raw Food/Juicing Community House:

Community Members WANTED!

Location:  University Place
Large sunny peaceful community shared house with organic garden and view of the water looking for mature housemates and co-tenants.   We are laid back and quiet. Our Community House is near Tacoma Community College, on Bus 53 Route and near lots of great shopping including Starbucks, Trader Joe's and Fred Meyer. Whole Foods, and we have Harbor Greens as well which has locations in Gig Harbor and University Place.  Please be advised we are Work With Christian and other Organizations.  We celebrate the Torah.
The style of the house is "Vintage Craftsman" with antiques and real art.  There are two traditional craftsman bedrooms available, there is a very large shared kitchen with a view and living room with charming gas fireplace and sitting room/office area.  We also have a pool table and entertainment area with another wood stove.   It is great to sit in front of in the Winter when it is cold and gray outside.

There is small guard dog on premises.  Persons with animal allergies be advised that on site doggy is short hair and rarely sheds but still could cause allergies.  We do not allow cats but would consider another small dog if the temperment and gender was appropriate.   This is on a case by case basis.


We are looking for quiet laid back people who enjoy art and intellectual pursuits and consider themselves progressive in their ideas and the way they like to live their life.  Smoking is only allowed outside in a specific area.  Rooms are partially furnished.  We do not have extra storage for furniture and other items.  We do have a shop and work areas for art and other projects.   Our housemates are individuals that are thoughtful and like projects and art as much as we do!

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Kitchen Ideas!

No drugs and alcohol is for communion purposes only.   420 Okay for medical purposes.  We do require background check and request all applicants work with a mediator or agency of their choosing.  The first process is to go through Shared Housing Services of Tacoma.  Our contact is "Alexis". She is amazing like the rest of SHS staff!  Part of our contract is an agreement to participate in conflict resolution if problems arise and you as the community member get to pick that individual.
We do accept HEN and other housing allowances.   Bad credit is okay.  Our contract is on a month to month basis with a 30 day mutual trial.  We do have a 3 month minimum.  We do fingerprinting and have security systems in place.   Stealing, disrespectful or disruptive behavior is grounds for immediate termination of the housing contract.  We work with local law enforcement and while a criminal background is not an automatic disqualification of an application; applicants will be reviewed on a case by case basis.   The ability to cooperate and collaborate is not just important.  It is mandatory.


The rent is $450.00 - $600.00 a month, depending on occupancy with a $100.00 non refundable deposit, with $15.00 a month supply fee.   Rent includes all utilities, WI-FI and access to Netflix.   Participation in Household and Organic Garden Chores. Our kitchen is raw food/organic/vegan/vegetarian...this is a community that encourages raw food and juicing.   We are LGBTQ friendly.

We Love T.W.O. in Fircrest

Rachel Ashwell Inspired Home Decorating and Gardening
$$$$$$$  Information

Rent is month to month with 30 day trial.  $550.00 single occupancy, $600 - $650.00 Double occupancy.  $100.00 Non refundable deposit,  Background Check Required.  We work with HEN program. Interested persons must have verifiable income or be retired.  We reserve the right to increase the utility allowance if necessary.

Artwork By Callen Black

Phone#:   7575 0HEART  1-757-504-3278
Phone#:    1-253-564-5000
Both Phone Numbers accept text messages.

Sponsored By Richter Painting Company:  Free Color Consult For Housing Referrals!

Thank You Blanco Fixture Company! and Tacoma Lowes Helping Novices!

Our Easy Blanco Repair!!!!  Thank You Blanco!!!!
(And Rusty at Tacoma, WA Lowes)

Community Living has it's share of problems but along with daily living with other human beings can be regular housing problems like PLUMBING...We wanted to share this story because this is how it used to be in AMERICA...We have a Blanco Harvest Faucet in the Kitchen.  12 years ago when it was installed it retailed for over $1000.00, (the set) a customer who wanted one...changed his mind and just gave us the faucet back.  He was gettting on in years and then purchased a $2500.00 faucet set.   Money was no object...but when we tried to sell him a less expensive one...he said no...he wanted something to last longer than he would.

BLANCO kitchen faucets are designed for the way you live – from colorful faucets that enhance the look of your kitchen, to environmentally friendly models that conserve water. They’re all created from high-quality materials with features like solid brass body construction for the ultimate in durability. Best of all, there are over 100 shape, size and color combinations available to fit your kitchen.
Bart became a great friend and sadly passed away at age 89 4 years after the install...his Blanco System is still going strong...every time we look at the faucet I think of him, "Bart" a cantankerous old codger that would argue politics...

He tended to be more conservative... but what we did agree on was that America should have factories here and build products like we used to and compete with Germans, not the Chinese.  Blanco is heavy duty and so well made...   We also both agreed that most problems could be solved with Engineering.

Blanco has great designs, German Engineering and this faucet set has held up to alot of wear and tear and outright abuse.

My more liberal friends do not always agree with me about America...but one thing we do know...Engineering and persistance get Americans alot farther along than politicians and this is what you are thinking when you are being sprayed by hot water from a broken faucet and facing a repair that could cost ALOT!.

Anyway, to make a long story short we got bids to fix the faucet when the handle went catty wampuss and was shooting spray all around.   Several hundred dollars to have a local plumber co, essentially order a part...and repair.   We simply contacted Blanco and a part was shipped out immediately.  FOR FREE They said it would take 2-4 weeks, presumably, coming from Germany...they sent a stronger handle than the one we had before...however it arrived in about TWO about customer service.

We then trapsed down to our local Tacoma Lowe's and talked to RUSTY, the plumbing Guru and purchased what is known as a "strap wrench."  ($13.95)...this gizmo lets you take apart a faucet without marking it all up.  It does look a bit kinky we admit...but it works really well...Thank you Blanco...thank you Rusty....thank you kinky strap wrench...we are back in business!   Sunny

We Love Our French Chickens (Nous Aimons Poulets Francais!)

 We love our chickens, French Chickens that lay very brown eggs.  Mary, Jane,  Sarah, Jo, and Kellie...we let them free range in the garden all day and then inside the house in the basement at night.   We are working on a chicken coop but frankly our preference is indoors because it is nice and cook in the base...and very safe.

Harmony Healing Heart Services is Getting Chicks!

Oh my!  Spring is Here and a trip down to Tacoma Organic, look at those beautiful chicks!   We decided to get baby chicks this year and to have delicious organic eggs using natural grasses, and organic chicken chow!...Thank you to the helpful staff at Gardensphere.   100% Organic Methods! Gabe and Travis and everyone...really care about the chicks they sell.  Unlike other other outlets, they let the chicks rest and recover from their travels and feed them organic food to get their growth really right!

We purchased (3) Cuckoo Marens and (2) Buff Orpingtons.

Named:  Jane, Mary, (after a famous couple)  Jo and Sarah and not to forget Kellie.

Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Spring Sunday April 5, 2015! Celebrate All Risings!

Harmony Healing Heart Services
is a multi-faith, multi-cultural, organization
centered on Holistic Inspired Participation

For Easter 2015
By Gary Irlbeck
Community Member

Jesus is a symbol of Love & Hope

& Peace and joy in which we all

should live:

Jesus is the true meaning of life

who loves us and gave 

up his life for us so we may 

be free from our sins:

Happy Passover, Easter, All Risings, All Sacrifices From Darkness To Light...

This Poem Was Written By One of Our Members For All The Veterans 
Who Have Given Their Lives For US.


As I sit here in the darkness

I hear the voices of those who gave

their life for me to be free.

I hear their final cries in the wind and

I say to them, You May go in peace my fallen

hero and rest,

for "God" is waiting for You...

"I weep not for myself, but for those who gave their all."

(How do you say thank you for those who

did so much and ask for so little in return.

How do you say thank you for those who

paid the ultimate sacrifice?)

By Gary Irlbeck Jr.

(Gary is a truck driver in recovery from a heart attack.  His truck went off the road and he survived a bad crash.  He came to Harmony Healing Heart Services after being homeless when he lost his job.  He and his fiance Eileen S. are community volunteers and have always helped others in spite of their difficulties.  Losing his job and everything he had, had put Gary in a very dark place.  He contemplated ending his life.  Members of his family have served in the US Armed Forces and their sacrifice reminded him he has something to live for and he is very grateful. A reserved, respectful man, Gary has spoken often about how hard it is to not work and have your dignity taken away.  A survivor of childhood abuse Gary himself has always treated others with respect and dignity.  He is well on his way to recovery and hopes to be employed again later this year.)

Help For SAD and Vitamin D...Thank You Desert Sun University Place, WA.

University of Utah.
Winter time blues hit and they are real.  SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.  We recently had everyone get their Vitamin D3 levels checked and everyone's were low.   What is the cure...going outside as much as possible when there is a HINT of Northwest Sun,   taking Vitamin D3, preferably a more natural method, Flax Oil, and Fish Oil.

We also read with interest about indoor tanning.   We also thought it was not terribly safe but according to Dr. Mercola, can actually be beneficial if done correctly, using UVB rays as opposed to UVA rays and limiting the amount of time. 

Address: 2700 Bridgeport Way West, Tacoma, WA 98466
We went to Desert Sun in University Place and got a really good deal on tanning packages.   They are offering tanning packages, 
$9.99 for a whole MONTH, for new members or mention this article and get a week FREE UNLIMITED tanning.  However for the safest tanning according to Dr. Mercola...Please read the do not do unlimited...tanning but just enough.