Learn to live and volunteer on Catamaran Presently in Space Coast of Florida


United States

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description



    Yes it's a catamaran, at a dock, that has plenty of work to do. It's a boat that is used in many venue to teach, and live aboard in three cabins and a trampoline to sleep on for those who wish the stars. I have been sailing for many years but for a season it’s home is in Titusville, fl. There is always work and training to pass on about living on a boat. You will be amazed at the stories, as I will be also.

    You will go to sleep early and rise early as most boaters do. The heat of the day is for swimming, snorkeling and touring as this is the life. You may have many adventures in the area, to explore, and to have a great deal of fun. Work hard play hard is my motto. Once you meet the adventure you may think you have met possibly Huck Finn...With a Tom Sawyer Flare bring apples.. You decide!

    So my boat needs TLC, the area is full of adventure by local bus, uber, or bicycles. Projects are easy and the setup is beds, feed yourself with galley and groceries nearby. But maybe ly work then relax then work again. In Florida with Disneyworld only an hour away.

    When I come to the boat to help you get your plans together and project management you will then have a motivated privacy to accomplish your task.

    Read further and it will say more. Then reach out and let’s start texting and communication of mutual plans.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Read my reviews and just get a glimpse of the excitement and value your time and energy can benefit what your time here can have. Keep Reading Below and find my keyword to be considered!!

  • Help


    HOSTING MENTOR AND VETTING; I am starting a mentoring program, for my benefit, to become a host with me for my venue of people who visit through many venues, American Sailing Club, and much more. It will entail you making a 20 day minimum commitment. It will be to learn, share, and develop skills while being housed, and some food, bicycle and kayaks provided. Also working with area for some passes to fun things so that the area will be your oyster.
    Cleaning, bed changes, making people smile and learning a little about hospitality will be the goal. More important is what you will learn. expect time off like always as my theme is still work hard/play hard.

    There are always people who have difficulty taking on new challenges and if you are one then please continue your search. IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO WORK HARD AND PLAY HARD KEEP LOOKING!!!!

    Volunteer Plan Dec-Jan-Feb: You will help 8 hour days! if you stay six to seven nights expect to help three (3) 8 hour days and three (3) days off. If you choose this opportunity you will be limited to helping on the boat and touring the area.

    Volunteer Plan Feb-March 2018: We will be prepping the boat to begin sailing north to Savannah and possibly Nagshead, NC. yes you will learn to be crew and then sail boat north. Contact early limited to 4 crew members willing and able to work and play heard while learning skills. Depending on you value we could become an avenue for repeat adventure.

    1. Cleaning, scrubbing, polishing, stainless as well as white top outside sunlight work Also inside work thoughout as it does rain sometimes...lol
    2. Deep cleaning crevices, multiple inside jobs all cleaning related
    3. Wood Projects, building projects, organizing storage.
    4. You must have the attitude to work hard/play hard limited work time-frame for lots of learning and touring.
    5. Many projects that require labor, brains, technologies, electricians needed
    6. Scrubbing boat from water up, polishing and buffing. Sometimes fiberglass work sanding and painting.

    REFERENCES: Some have none and this will be considered as we talk and I enjoy being your first reference as I have been many others' first experience. I like to give references and if you have good ones then that is easier to get my attention. I also insist that if you have a reference, from a host, but did not respond then please do so before contacting me. Compatibility is important! I look forward to writing your reference after we spend time together and then i will respond in kind.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Sailing Catamaran with three staterooms with full size double mattresses for (2). I only make available one room for workaway unless a special project requires more. Your luggage you will sleep with you as there is limited space.

    I have other paying guests, through other venues, all the time so my space most of the time is limited to one workaway in high season.

    I offer no food!!! We do have, on many occasions, a community food meal where you have the option to pitch in. There is plenty of refrigerator space grocery stores nearby and I always seem to have some extra food that needs to be eaten at times.

    It is a sleep/work and play/tour program. I will not work you everyday back to back without a good day or two of play every third day. Keep in mind I may ask you to extend your stay and offer your a longer time. It will be because I am impressed with your work ethic and personality.

    For the most part I only make available one bed for workaway. I am however in special times will make other beds available as I have larger work plans.

    I have a Head and shower on-board (to be used at sea). I have a full galley with wonderful opportunity to try new foods and preparation, electric grill, or charcoal on the dock picnic area. Wait till you see a Space Launch at NASA from just the Bridge a block away.

    Seafood is plentiful with local lobster, crab claws, and many other varieties a couple blocks away. TV, Stereo, and a Ninja Smoothie Mixer (oh yea).

    You may be the only workaway I have or there may be a group times of year and availability of skilled labor determines this.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Food: I provide housing and touring. I am not a restaurant or hotel so I do not provide food. There will be some appreciative community meals, and I will ask you to support in the food budget if needed. If you choose to feed yourself then you will have a place to keep food, and lots of nice restaurants close by. I also go shopping for bulk food and if you contribute I will purchase to help you out.

    I am real close to the community that provides great walking, running, bicycling paths. The bus system is great and rental cars can be used to get most anywhere.
    Lots of tourism but great local flavor and day or two day tours.

    Imessage, cell, or Whats app, are all ways I communicate with great local wifi. Buying a local sim card is easy ask me what i have discovered.

    Additionally there are some special sailing trips and adventures that we can discuss. You are getting the best of all worlds. If you mention KEYWORD: "AUNT POLY" in the email to me I will know you have read my profile and will give more serious consideration. Plan on having a great time of work/play and discovering a boaters world.

    Last note; I realize when you have no references you may consider workaway a cheap way to have a vacation. Remember we are a program design to benefit both parties. Come prepared to take on the task and plan a work/play lifestyle that may actually take over the rest of your life!!!

    Women PLEASE READ: I am going to add a short note based on a recent input. I am a man who is older and to some old enough to be your father. I am recently Married, and my wife is adorable. I am loving, demonstrative, caring and a good friend to many thus the reason for my reviews. Sometimes I find women who do not want to ever be touched or hugged, and friendly conversation about life and events makes you feel uncomfortable. I have no ulterior motives when, I am myself, a friendly guy who just happens to think women are wonderful and should be treated with respect. However if you are a person who is overly sensitive or has had a bad experience with a man then I would ask you consider another venue where more women are present and you feel more comfortable.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    I am a work hard/play hard host anticipate lots of work and play! Read Profile!!

Ming & Baby ET, at home in Charlottesville, VA Specialty PHD in Anthropology Tibet Met my wife through Workaway!
Fully stocked galley but also dockside cooking and grill.
Three Staterooms; simple, but very comfortable mattresses, Good Lighting.
Trampolines for sun and sailing and great nights sleep.
View at Sunrise while sailing.

Host ref number: 851897885188