Volunteer and live beachside in Florida. USA


United States

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    We have a small apartment complex (7 units) . Indian Rocks Beach is a small beach community west of Tampa, Florida, in the middle of the state...about 1 1/2 hour west of Orlando. The atmosphere of this town is fairly easy going, not many high rises...friendly people. St. Petersburg is close - Dali museum, Fine Arts and History museum...Clearwater Beach is a bus ride away...There is a trolley that goes up and down the "barrier islands" -$4 each way.
    We live on the property that we manage which is on the inter coastal. We are empty nesters...although nieces and nephews (from 26-14) visit a lot.
    My husband and I have 2 poodles, Lil Bit and Choo Oui that are a little spoiled :), but very friendly. We need some general household help ironing gardening cleaning and maintenance help with the properties...averaging 4 hours per day per workawayer!! We love to cook, eat healthy and enjoy fresh foods. We have traveled extensively, lived in Portugal, Spain and Greece, South Africa and now enjoy walking, hiking, yoga, swimming, cooking and eating...
    You will see what it is like to live in a smallish beach tourist town...the beaches are sugar white and the gulf of mexico always warm!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What it’s like to live in a Florida beach community.. the “beach” life.. swim, walk on the beach... most of the tourists that frequent this area are from midwestern America or Canada. There are 4-5 live music venues within walking distance from the apartment..

  • Help


    We need help in general household chores-cleaning, cooking, ironing, clean up, gardening and landscaping of main house.weeding, flower maintenance, fertilizing...
    Help with the maintenance..sometimes painting, pressure washing, clean out if tenant moves (although we have not had a tenant move out in two years...) gardening, landscaping, etc...
    Help with the dogs...walking, bathing, feeding, dog sitting for a few hours at a time once in awhile.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Housing will be either in a Private Entranced Studio attached to the main house - or shared 2 bedroom apartment - across from the beach on the inter-coastal waterway with small refrigerator, coffee pot and microwave, two single beds, small tv. Ensuite bathroom with shower... Great location for beach lovers...this is a beach side tourist location, so you can walk to many night spots and coffee shops, restaurants..

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do not provide meals but often invite workawayers to cook and dine with us when it suits both parties.
    There is adequate cooking facilities in the studio and apartment...there are many inexpensive places to eat within walking distance..and fruit and veg and butcher and supermarket runs are provided!!

    We will set up a daily schedule so that you know when you are helping and the rest of the days are yours to explore the area, enjoy the beach...We are non-smokers, easy going, attend a wonderful community Christian church that you are more than welcome to attend with us,we have respect for others and their privacy. . There is a bus stop close to the property so getting around is not a problem, we have bicycles (tandem as well) to pop over to the supermarket...if you'd like to use them..

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day, 5 days a week average per workawayer

Backyard of main house, on inter-coastal waterway

Host ref number: 171138259169