My name is Julie. I'm a public school teacher at a tiny mountain school. I teach children who are ages 5-8. I worked in construction in the past but now I build because it's so much fun to do. I'm very open minded and really enjoy getting to know new people. I'm smallish (61 inches tall), oldish (64 years old), and very energetic and cheerful. I believe in kindness, compassion and honesty. I love to work hard and have fun! I'm a vegetarian. I've had international guests stay with me often and have felt enriched and inspired by these interactions. I have also been a guest in many homes around the world.
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
I live in the redwoods of Northern California. There are hiking trails leaving from my front door. My house is in a very quiet area with lots of privacy, quiet and nature. I may be able to teach you certain building skills.
I need people with at least some experience with building or a strong desire to learn. I always have a lot of projects going but my most pressing endeavor at this time is fence building (check out the photos). I'm focused on getting my garden area completely enclosed before the planting season. If you want to learn to build a complicated fence and use a lot of different types of tools, this project will be fun for you!
I have a small house on my property that would be just for you. It is small but has everything you need to be comfortable. Your only source of heat is a small wood stove. I will keep you supplied with wood and it will keep you warm but wood stoves take time and attention. You would be welcome to hang out in the main house with me for meals and at other times.
This part of California is very beautiful. I live in the mountains. I'm about 45 minutes from the ocean and 2 1/2 hours from San Francisco. My house is five miles from town so unless you have your own car, you might feel stuck. As is typical of the states, public transportation is very limited. My neighborhood is called an hyleopolis . "The term hyleopolis refers to the character of an urban-forest interface where protection of the forest is paramount in order to retain the community’s essence." In other words, my area has hundreds of acres that will remain as open space in perpetuity, in order to support wildlife. You might see or hear black bear, mountain lions, bobcats and foxes from afar. Deer visit regularly and will walk up to you begging for food. We might actually have raccoons, skunks, squirrels and chipmunks running around in the house! (I politely ask them to leave!)
I have several cats who come into the main house. You can interact with them if you want to but they are cats, after all, so they may just ignore you, or they might decide that you're their new best friend.
Because of the pandemic, you must be fully vaccinated (including boosters).
My internet is slow and sometimes unreliable. There is also poor cell reception.
I've done a bit of travel myself and love to stay with people. I have had great interactions with international guests who have stayed with me in the past. If you stay with me, chances are I will eventually visit you!
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Your campervan would have to small in order to fit.
Max 20 hours with 2 days off