We live in the Santa Cruz mountains, about 15 minutes by car from the University in a neighborhood called Bonny Doon. I am a busy physician and have most of my time to orient you to the household and work on projects on Friday, sat, sun. So I prefer a Thursday arrival. I have 1 housemates and 3 other people live on the property in a cabins or RV. This is a sweet quiet spot in the redwoods, and I have a large sunny garden.
There is fairly limited public transportation but a lot of coming and going with all of the folks who live here.
I have had very limited interaction with workaway in the last year due to covid restrictions and am still not sure how to make it work, but am open to discussion about this. I am now vaccinated, but no one else on the land has had that opportunity.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
you will learn about life and gardening in a rural part of santa cruz, that is very beautiful.
What I need help with: gardening, help repairing fences, planting, some home maintenance stuff such as painting. I have 2 kittens. Carpentry skills very helpful.
You will have a room in our house, wifi, netflicks throughout the house. There are buses into town 4 times a day. Please be a non-smoker, not allergic to dogs or cats and be aware we eat everything.
In your free time you could take up surfing, go hiking, mountain biking, take advantage of a thriving art and music scene, or just go for a walk on Westcliff, or go downtown for the bookshops and movies. (these things are more limited with the covid restrictions, but surfing, biking, hiking are available for all!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have excellent wifi that works well in all parts of the house. I do not work from home often, but spend an hour or so most days doing some work related things online.
I have space for a camper or RV and you could plug in here. Can't guarantee the wifi will work in an RV.
It depends on the animal. Would want to see photos and letters of reference.
5 hours 4 days a week