Hello potential workawayers!!
Thanks for checking us out as possible hosts. My name is Hillary (36), my husband is Jon (38) and we live in Wilmington, Delaware.
We have been hosts on workaway for a little over 4 years but we actually met because of workaway 6years ago. :) a true fairy tale, whirlwind romance. I was workawaying at a lovely bed and breakfast in Deadwood, South Dakota and my husband was a guest there while he did a cross country motor cycle trip. He invited me on a 2 week camping trip in Montana and by the end we knew we wanted to be together.
Fast forward almost 6 years, we are happily married, living in a cozy mid-century modern home in an awesome neighbourhood in North Wilmington, Delaware. Jon works as a pipe-fitter in the local union. I am a housewife. We absolutely love living in Delaware- it's so close to so many large cultural centers but suburban enough to feel special.
With everything that we have going on we have decided to do shorter workawayer stays- 2 weeks is our preference. If a two week or less stay interests you Please let us know when ur available and we can begin to see if we are a good fit!!!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
How u may benefit from choosing us:
A chance to experience a small slice of American Suburban Life. We love our life and imagine any workerawayer enjoying it as well. During a typical spring/summer/ fall week you will find us patio dining with friends and neighbors, spending evenings BBQing, riding our bikes in the neighborhood or local parks. We play on a couple softball teams, disc golf and in a neighborhood game night. Our weekends are filled with bonfires, day trips to the Delaware beaches and state parks, floating the river, playing at the pool during the day and whiling the night away with good friends. We love escape rooms and fostering pregnant mom cats and their litters of kittens for the local humane society. We also like working around the house and just relaxing on the couch or hammock.
We are very chill people and do things at our own pace. Some might call us home bodies and that's fine by us. We love each other and spending time at our house and in our neighbourhood. U won't find us clubbing and we aren't be big bar people but we do love a nice glass of wine or Bourbon after work and a cooler of beer at BBQs.
We are not especially exciting people but that's how we like it. Our life is exactly what we want it to be and to us it is perfection.
What we are looking for:
At this time we are looking for some help with some larger projects we want to get done this spring. It’s a big plus If you are super handy, have some construction skills and have an eye for detail as I’m a bit OCD.
Spring clean up:
We have a large yard and a few small and large projects that we hope to complete
-raking/ fall-spring yard clean up
- window washing
- installing a new deck
- refinishing stairs
-neighborhood pool clean up
What we offer:
A large, nicely appointed private room
- king bed
- sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, etc
- dresser and 2 night stands
- large T.V. with Roku and access to all our stations including netflicks and amazon prime
Full private bath
Access to our house and yard
- nightly family dinners
- take out
- eating out/ restaurants
- self prepared
- special dietary needs can be accommodated
Some access to a car
Close public transport ( rides to the train station)
In ur downtime:
A great thing about Wilmington is it's proximity to many cultural and social hubs. The philly airport is 20 minutes away. The Amtrak station is 10mins away and offers endless possibilities up and down the east coast. U will have the freedom to set ur own schedule and weekends are always yours to do with as u please.
Philadelphia- 30 minutes away
Washington D.C.- 2.5 hours away
New York City- 2.5 hours
Not to mention all the great outdoor activities.
National parks and historical sites
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week