We are a busy family of 5. Two working professionals and 3 kids, ages 16, 8, and 6 years old. We love to travel, but because of the little ones stay mostly local these days, so instead happy to have travelers come to us. Our kids are fun and energetic. We have a great community and love having friends over often.
We live in a beautiful area of California. It's a small, quiet town, but close to San Francisco and Berkeley, with decent public transportation (good by American standards) so you can get around and explore but have a safe, quiet base to come home to.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
A chance to explore a beautiful part of the country, and of course practice speaking English. There are many other workaways nearby so it's easy to make friends from around the world and explore together.
A mix of light cooking, cleaning, and errands. In addition would love language practice/teaching if you speak Mandarin.
During weekdays we're all at school/work, so most often would like help in the late afternoon/evenings and weekends - cooking dinner and cleaning up after, helping out in evening if husband is working late, helping my husband around the house on the weekend if I'm working...
We're also open to other ideas if you have particular skills or interests that could be helpful. (For example if you're a great organizer, our house can use some help. If you have a green thumb we'd love to grow some vegetables in the yard...) Basically helping me manage our sometimes chaotic household. If you can speak Mandarin or Turkish to the kids and/or cook Turkish food a plus!
Private room in our house. We live in a great place, it's a small island (Alameda) with views of San Francisco and the bay. We're just a few blocks walk from the ferry to San Francisco, and bus lines run near the house for travel around the bay area. It's quiet, safe, lots of walking and bike paths along the bay and lagoons. (We can provide a bike for you to use.) It's a quiet suburb, but 30-40 minutes from San Francisco and Berkeley, 5 minutes from Oakland. Also, there are a number of other workaways and au pairs staying in the neighborhood, so you'd have adventure/travel buddies to explore with if desired.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
20 hours per week, schedule flexible