Hello, my name is Dave. Thanks for visiting my profile on Workaway.
I'm a serial entrepreneur and dreamer. A Big fan of river-tracing, hot spring, and Belgian beer. And a true believer of sharing economy. Fascinating about all kinds of world changing ideas.
I've been involved some interesting stuffs, including:
- Co-founded one of the largest business networking sites in Greater China
- Co-founded the most popular online academic journal database in Taiwan
- Lectured sharing economy in several reknowned universities in Taiwan
The site you are going to stay with is a co-living and co-working space located in the heart of Taipei, which can houses up to 10 persons, current tenants including English learners, digital nomads, and budding entrepreneurs. My vision is to make the site one of the most loved cross-cultural startup hubs that attracts brightest people from around the globe.
We are constantly looking for digital nomads or traveling entrepreneurs who are passionate about sharing their skill and knowledge with locals in exchange for staying in an very chill accommodation and making awesome friends while visiting Taiwan.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We are looking for someone who are willing to do ALL the following tasks, including:
1. House cleaning, including bathroom, dorms and common area (2hr/ week)
2. Assist with social media marketing or web development (10hr/ week)
3. Offer on-site one on one English tutoring (4hr/ week)
Total hours committed: no more than 16 hr/ week, minimum commitment 4 weeks
A recently-renovated apartment composed of a garage, a co-working space, an open kitchen and four 2-4 person dorms
It is right in the heart of Taipei, just 3-5 min walk to the nearest Metro Station.
The accommodation is just 3 min walk from the very beautiful Chiang Kai-Shek KS Memorial Hall, 5 min walk to The Taipei Metro (DongMeng Station), 7 min walk to the very popular YongKang Street, 10min walk to the largest downtown park in Taipei and a public sports centre features indoor basketball court, 50m swimming pool, rock climbing facilities, gym, and etc.
You will be staying in a 2-4 person dorm with some other guy or gal; bunk bed, pillow, towel and sheets are provided. Kitchen, co-working space, study room and bathrooms are shared with other tenants and digital nomads.
Due to limited budget, we will not provide meals. Thanks for your understanding.
Things to do in Taipei City
taipei 101 taiwanThe big Taipei tower doesn't need a lot of introduction. It used to be the world's tallest building, but now that title has been claimed by a skyscraper in Dubai. Grab a bite at the food-court, do some shopping, get the latest issue of your favorite magazine at Page 1 Bookstore on the 4th floor, and head to the top of the 101 to get breathtaking views of Taipei.
Taipei National Palace Museum
Even if you're not into historical stuff, you've got to check out the ancient relics, paintings, calligraphy, and artifacts on display at Taipei's Palace Museum. It is a world-class museum, and some people travel to Taipei for the sole purpose of visiting it.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
chiang kai-shek memorial taipeiMaybe in some books it's called National Democracy Memorial, and there are talks to rename it Independence Memorial... Whatever the name, you shouldn't miss this attraction in Taipei.
It is a vast open space surrounded by the biggest arch you've ever seen, the Taipei National Theatre, the National Concert Hall, and the CKS Memorial Hall - dedicated to one of the biggest dictators the world has ever known. Grab a beer, sit on the stairs of the Concert Hall and watch people practice Tai-chi.
One of the most popular things to do in Taipei City is to visit temples. I'd say that Longshan Temple is the one you should head to if you're only gonna visit one.
If you've already visited the Confucius Temples in Taichung City or Kaohsiung, don't bother. If you haven't, then, sure, it is worth some of your time if you're already in the area.
chinese teensBaoan is right next to Confucius Temple. The vibe here is more animated, there's action all the time. People burn incense, make offerings, burn ghost money, and ask favors to the gods.
Visit Shilin Night Market
Shilin is a monster that can eat you alive! It is the biggest night market in Taiwan. Head there to walk, shop, eat, play games, have a beer and meet locals.
Eat, eat, eat!
Think you're going to lose some weight during your visit to Taipei? Think again my friend. Or forget about the idea. If you ask Taiwanese people what the best thing to do in Taipei is, 95% of them will tell you: "eating!" Wether you're looking for fine dining, international cuisine, or just a cheap street snack, you won't have to look for too long.
night market taipei taiwanLike any other big developed cities of the world, Taipei has lots of options for shoppers. Need a Gucci handbag, head to the world-class shopping mall in the 101 building. Want a cheap souvenir? Try one of the many night markets scattered around the city.
Nightlife in Taipei isn't great by western standard, but there are still plenty of bars and clubs that will keep you up 'til very late at night.
Things to do around Taipei
Cheap, convenient public transportation means you don't have to stay in the city all the time. There are some great things to do in Taipei County such as...
Cycle in Bali, and visit a Dutch Museum in Danshui.
Do some hiking on Yangming Mountain.
Enjoy a hot spring in Beitou.
Take pictures of a very tall waterfall in Wulai.
Wonder at one of Taiwan's most amazing museum in Sanxia.
Watch the sunrise over the ocean at Jiufen.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
1. You can practice Mandarin with friendly local tenants on a daily basis
2. Hangout with local and expat flatmates to better explore Taipei & Taiwan
3. Join exciting startup projects that might change the course of the world.
4 hours a day, 4 days a week
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