Come and help me to develop a veggie garden and enjoy nature in Northern California, USA


United States

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hi! My name is Max and I am living in a beautiful mountain above the largest lake in California, Clear Lake surrounded by oaks and five volcanoes and hot springs . I have a 9 year old son Benjamin who visits and hangs out with me every weekend. He likes playing outdoors (he also likes video games, but I try to keep him involved with more creative and social activities) and play soccer and during the summers we always go to the nearby rivers. Also i have a big friendly dog, Messi who got the name for his soccer skills, he gets along with kids, and other animals, you can bring your pet if you want to.
    I've been living in the area for 8 years and i almost know every cool hangout spot in here that I can show you, I would love to share my 10 years of farming experience and to learn from other people's opinions and cultural development.
    In this season we are just starting to construct the veggie garden (I really enjoy cooking healthy and organic, and I would warmly welcome your cultural cooking) and will begin building platform for camping this summer.
    We are currently in the process of starting to raise chickens I have 7, (number 1 and number 2 are pretty wild now) for sure I'm going to put them proper names.i am planning to extend the veggie farm and raise more farm animals (there are 6 awesome white heritage turkeys coming on their way!). Other than that we can work on fun building projects in the farm and remodel the garden.
    i am always open for new ideas and together we can come up with some fun projects. Also i love playing my crystal bowls and if you like i could teach you !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love to cook and am always share ways to eat healthy. You can get to experience a part of Northern California which offers so much in all aspects of life. I am located 2 hours from San Francisco, 3 hours from Lake Tahoe, and 2 hours to the Pacific Ocean. There are plenty of creeks and lakes near by that you can go and enjoy. There are plenty of mountains you can go on hikes and near by trails to run, and i can take you or show you guys nice hangout spots in the area The property is covered with beautiful flowers and trees with an iconic view.Temperature is dry and varies because of the elevation. It is the ideal place if you want to enjoy the tranquility and work at the same time. Also theirs a pool which will be opened in every summers.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Any building, gardening, or farming skills are highly desired. Mostly hands-on help. Being outside a lot. Carpentry is a plus because i am planning to redesign the garden with new upcoming projects. Mostly we work on planting and building the veggie beds during few hours in the morning and evenings until 8 or 9 pm. Raising the veggie beds, watering the plants, spraying them, taking care of the animals is necessary.
    You can take the time off in the afternoons for your work or i always go down to the creek or Blue lakes to jump in and relax . Just really looking for people with a positive outlook on life and who is willing to work hard. I can consider paying you for your work if you are doing a good job and willing to stay long term.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have an extra bedroom that is a available. Also there is plenty of space for camping outside. I completed this house 4 years ago with my father. There are two bathrooms, two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and deck. I'm would like to install a non chlorinated hot tub and maybe a wood burning sauna.

    We will provide food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 10 minutes drive to town. Harbin hot springs is 20 minutes away. Clearlake is 10 minutes away. we can drive and pick you up if you need a ride.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 151242535896