Current opening starts now until we approve someone. Trying to get help this month. The sooner you can come the better.
Please do not inquire about much later then this date.
Lots of down time this Jan and I’m reorganizing our homes large collection of props and stage sets.
During covid times were focusing on staying safe so finding lots of home projects here I usually never have time for.
This could be various tasks like organizing, rebuilding, gardening, deep cleaning, maintaing the house, painting or redecorating spaces.
Our home is an art project in itself.
It’s full of creative things, art and people.
Looking for someone to stay about a month, or shorter.
PLEASE DO NOT inquire about any other time then Jan-early feb.
If your really interested please send me a message that shows me you read my post above and this is something you’re excited to learn or have skills that might be useful. I can teach you how to do set design, sew, and lots of crafts and production work.
I run a big ol crazy Victorian in the heart of Oakland. My home is filled with colorful people, friends, music, animals and oddities. My jobs (normally) consist of being a landlord, a costume designer, set designer, party thrower, and photographer. My projects change all the time and I've found workaway an amazing tool to meet talented, loving, helpful, world traveling folks. I can't speak highly enough about how much I love this type of symbiotic relationship.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
I have a lot of experience in the art world that many pay 1000s of dollars to go to art school for. This is an opportunity for hands on real life experience with fashion, set design and production work. Many of my guests have used the things I have taught them and sets we have built together in their portfolios to obtain jobs in creative fields.
Oakland also is a melting pot of a city. Our friends and roommates are from all ethnicitys and we love sharing our urban culture with others.
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I like to host most helpers for about a month as its easier when everyone is accustomed to how things work here, where stuff is. etc etc.
I do a one week trial period for all helpers who stay here to make sure it is a good fit for the house tasks and my tenants as well.
Times of your stay here can vary though, we sort of feel it out and have hosted people from just a few days while they were traveling though to several months.
We have also have had a lot of return helpers and to this day I have kept in touch with so many amazing folks and made long lasting friendships.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Victorian guest bedroom.
Food is included. I like to take care of my helpers and make sure they’re happy and fed good meals. Can discuss this arrangement over the phone interview.
We live in a neighborhood that is only about 3 min bike ride to Lake Merritt which is a really pretty and active part of Oakland, with awesome shops, restaurants and bars. Oakland has a super diverse culture and is fast becoming the new hip city to live in due to the flood of creative types and musicians migrating here. BUT we still live in an urban city that is not as safe as a suburb, so I feel that its important you be city savvy. I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you do your research on Oakland before contacting me.
We are just a few Bart ride stops away from San Francisco and a very short car ride away from redwood hiking. I can drive you around to short destinations if you don't have a car.
I also have taken my workers traveling with me, camping, Disneyland, movies, bars, shows, dance clubs, parties... you name it.
We have some awesome feedback over these last years. So don't take my word for it, read what they had to say!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
5 hours a day maximum (max 25hrs/week)
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