Like many of you Workawayers, we have a long story—but we believe that the version worth sharing begins in the winter of 2015 when a series of difficult, but very rewarding decisions, plucked us up from behind our corporate desks and landed us in the middle of the high desert in Bisbee, Arizona.
Perhaps we should backtrack a bit.
Prior to arriving in Bisbee, we were both “button pushers” who hated our jobs, the grind of the commute, the mortgage, and all of the other baggage that comes with toeing the line drawn by mainstream America.
With a little courage and a lot of sleepless nights, we came to a decision: It was time to quit our lives.
So we both quit our jobs, sold the house, and threw everything we had in an 8’ UHaul trailer, drove around the country in search of a new place to settle, and landed in Bisbee, a small, turn-of-the-century mining town 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona.
On a whim, we decided to open up our 8-room flat to visitors and use the space for what it was originally intended to be: a house, a bed and breakfast, a safe space for curious travelers to sleep, spin records, and meet new people from all over the world.
Despite our initial disbelief, our little business has thrived—so much so that we have decided that it’s time to for someone else to share the adventure with us.
Currently, our bed and breakfast is set up to sleep a total of six guests. We need someone to help us welcome travelers, clean, flip bedrooms, wash sheets, and enjoy our wonderful home. This is not a labor-intensive role, but it does require a special “something” that cannot be faked or manufactured:
You must truly like interacting with people, enjoy sharing your story and listening to others' stories, and have a knack for making people feel welcome in our home. The rest is simple.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
You will gain a wealth of knowledge about people, interacting with different types of personalities and what it means first hand to run a small scale B&B/inn/hostel. Our guests are some of the most interesting, well-traveled and engaging people you could ever want to meet. Not to mention, the town of Bisbee is filled to the brim with artists, creatives and a vast array of characters.
We run a quirky Euro-style B&B in the heart of historic Old Bisbee and we are looking for someone who loves people to help us out with guests, check ins/outs, cleaning, laundering linens and just being an all-around-awesome ambassador for our business and our town. We also need help at our other property with cleaning, general maintenace and small house projects. Dog lovers welcome as we sometimes need dog-sitting help for our sweet muppet terrier, Olive. :)
This host offers accommodation and payment.
You will have a private room with lock and key inside the B&B with writing desk + chair, full sized bed with cozy linens, lamp, armoire and more! Your room can also be empty if you are travelling with any of your larger belongings.
There is so much to see and do in the area especially for the artist or nature lover. We are in or near 5 different mountain ranges, Kartchner Caverns, Coronado National Monument, Tombstone, Sonoita wine country and more! Engage and meet local artists, take classes at the Bisbee Craft School, and soak in all that small-town Bisbee life has to offer. :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week