Bisher 945 mal gespeichert
Sept. 17th update.... right now, for September and onwards we have the one "Swiss chalet" room available, which means sharing a bathroom, but still a very nice place to be and sleep. November looks really full right now.
Mostly what we are doing now is some gardening and always a variety of house projects and nice cooking and always cleaning. Just today we started painting another bathroom. We may have a few interesting projects about to start. What a wonderful bunch of travelers we have met!
After a wonderful first two years of WorkAway, we are being a little more picky about our helpers. For my wife it is usually best if there are two people, a couple or two friends, as this way she does not feel any need to 'entertain' people and she is usually the one at home. In general, we prefer slightly more mature travelers, such as over 25, but not required. We do have two sons at home now, 20 and 22. If you are very independent, it may be fine as well. We also require that Workers speak enough English for a real conversation, as that is wonderful and a big part of why we do this.
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For anyone who does not know, unlike Europe and most of the modern world, Medical services are not free in the USA.
We are a married couple with two sons (22 and 20) and a dog and a few cats. Happy hour is a daily observance on most days.
This is a 2.5 acre house in the local country, about 1/2 hour to the beach. 25 minutes to downtown San Diego.
We have a large room with private bath for 1 or 2 people and we just recently built our "Swiss Chalet" above the garage. This is in the bottom photo. Excellent food is available, with pool and toys, such as surfboards, mountain bikes, fishing gear, guitars, volleyball court, etc. (Since we do have a pool, no children please.)
We have numerous projects on-going such as landscaping the yard, setting up or dealing with gardens, depending on the skill level, possibly painting or light carpentry. If you are a good cook, that is wonderful. We can get any ingredients.
A few necessary details:
- Since we already have a dog and cats, we can't accept helpers with pets.
- No cigarettes on the property. Seriously, if you smoke regular cigarettes, that is not cool here and you will be asked to leave. We are not anti-smoking, just anti-cigarettes.
- We do have fast Internet, as well as a TV and Netflix, etc.
- We are not very close to public transportation, at over 2 miles, but transportation can be arranged. A car would be handy, but not needed.
- we have added our photos to our profile, and we prefer to see a helper's photos on their profile as well.
- In general, a one week to 10-day maximum stay is preferred, as we are not a farm or a business, and we just have many projects.
Thanks for reading! And we hope all have wonderful experiences. So far we have been thrilled with our experience with our visitors. We are world travelers stuck in a home for awhile, so enjoy your journeys!
Also, if you have read this far, here is a BIG HINT, for us and for other nice places.... in your message, say WHY you want this particular place. Good hosts get many requests, and we can tell many are very generic, being sent to many places. We always respond, but the personalized messages get a MUCH better response. Cheers!
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
Between my wife and I, we have traveled to all the continents at least 5 times, with Australia only twice, and not Antarctica. My wife is Canadian and in general, we are pretty well-traveled. Yet, we are here in San Diego for longer due to work, family, etc. So, we are open to both learn from others as well as share our experiences. We can provide a great room and really healthy food and we think a pretty nice spot to be. If anyone plays music, we can play together perhaps.
My wife will have a list of about ten possibilities. Travelers choose the tasks they enjoy and feel comfortable with. Over the past many months we have had tasks such as endless gardening, cooking dinners, tile work, trimming trees, re-modeling a barn, creative art landscaping, weeding, painting a variety of places. We are not a farm or a hostel or a business, just a big house on 2.5 acres with some tiny homes, a variety of gardens, and we enjoy learning about faraway places, sharing meals, and showing off San Diego.
We do not want a whole bunch of visitors at once, but rather 2 or 3 at a time.
Spanish: Gute Kenntnisse
At the moment, we have a very large private bedroom with private bathroom as well as a smaller room we recently added above the garage. The large room is is our oldest son's room and it is available when he is away at college. The house has a pool, horse shoe and games, volleyball court, and other nice things. As for food and work, we don't have an official time clock, but in general the trade is about 4 hours of your time per day for food and lodging. As mentioned elsewhere, happy hour observed most days as well. Many visitors prefer to work for a full day one day and the next day go to San Diego or the beaches.
With time off, wow..... we are about 30 minutes drive from downtown San Diego or the beaches. If you are taking trolley, it is a bit longer, of course. Beaches, city, and anything in San Diego is possible. From our house, we are close to hiking, mountain biking, a lake is a few minutes away, as well as unlimited videos, wi-fi, of course. In general, one or two of us drive most days past a trolley line, and arrangements can be made to drop or pick-up.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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