High-rise living with a Buddhist in the city centre of Dallas, USA

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    29/10/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    At this time, I prefer to host just one person.

    If you don't have any reviews or work experience, or if you feel you don't have skills, don't worry - you are still welcomed here. I am certain you can teach me things I never expected.

    I'm a 43-year-old single male and I live in a highrise apartment building in downtown Dallas. I work from home most days (even before the pandemic) and I'm on the phone most of the day and/or answering the many emails that I receive. It's often hard to break away from work and make meals for myself often resulting in me having my first meal of the day around 18:00. In exchange for your cooking skills, you'll get a comfortable bed to sleep on, incredible views of the city, and an opportunity to experience many different cultures and ideas. My primary purpose is helping make the world a better place - I want to share my home and my experience with you so that you can pay it forward. Don't let my age scare you away, I act like a teenager most days; I make lots of stupid jokes and am laughing nonstop. I have lots of tattoos (and plan on getting more), and I listen to hard rock music. I definitely don't act my age.

    Loving kindness and acceptance are core principals in my home. You'll be expected to treat yourself and others with kindness and compassion. You'll experience a freedom like you've never known -- free from judgment, and permission to be yourself.

    I don't drink alcohol, but don't mind if you do as long as it's not excessive and/or causes interference with your everyday life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'm a natural-born teacher and love helping others improve their English language skills. I also frequent both a Buddhist and Hindu temple, so I can introduce you to those cultures if you'd like, and I can teach you basic meditation techniques and share my experience on my spiritual journey.

    I'm very fortunate to have been given a life filled with many experiences. I've loved so much that it hurt; I've fallen so hard and so far that I didn't think I'd ever get back up. I've met my all-time favorite band many times and was actually invited to stand on the stage for one of their concerts. I've physically felt God's presence on numerous occasions although I classify myself as a Buddhist. I've often been called "wise" by many folks - I believe "wisdom" to simply be experience, and I'm happy to share my experience with you. I will warn you - I have some radical ideas, and may gently push you to grow spiritually.

  • Help

    Help

    Cooking 2-3 meals per day (I prefer vegetarian or vegan foods if possible), some light household chores such as cleaning the kitchen after you cook, and taking out the garbage. I recycle about 90% of everything that enters my home including styrofoam, plastic straws, plastic wrappers, and more, so I may ask for help sorting everything and helping me carry it out to the recycling center.

    I'm also looking for someone who can help me with fitness training; there is a very nice facility in my building, so I'd like for you to keep me motivated to use it.

    I do charity work, and you can choose to join me for that, but it's not required. I'm also interested in improving my French grammar and would like to learn German and other languages. I'm an artist - painting, drawing, and photography. Assistance with a few artistic projects would be great, but not required.

  • Languages spoken

    Sign language (American): Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A private room or a bed in a semi-private corner of the living room - either option gets you a comfortable, private bed along with blankets, pillows, and towels.

    I'm walking distance to supermarkets, bars, restaurants, public transport, museums, parks, and more. You'll have access to free laundry, free wifi, a workout facility, and pool. I have a few games (board games and VR) for use as well.

    Short stays are OK - even just 2-3 nights. A 2-3 week stay is ideal but I may be open to much longer once we meet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I was a long-term member of another website and hosted nearly 300 travelers, but I don't like the direction that their platform is going.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have a super high-speed connection; guests get their own network separate from mine.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    2-4 hours/day, 5 days a week

My home is usually filled with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (all organic). Wow, nature is so beautiful!
Meditation/reading area. Here you'll find many books on spirituality and several different religions.
That one time I met Aaron Paul in Dallas.
Me with my favorite band (if you know who they are, we're going to be good friends).
The view from the roof of my building.
One of the beds, and a sneak peek at the view.
My building (I took the photo).

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