I am a very social guy who loves Sharing my home and community with visitors near Santa Rosa, USA


United States

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  • Description


    My name is Bob, I live in the wine country on a 7 acre ranch about 8 minutes from downtown Sebastopol by car, 15 minutes west of Santa Rosa, and about 15 minutes east of Bodega Bay.

    I love to meet new people, travel, socialize with groups I belong to, do community service work, and help others when I can.
    I belong to the Sebastopol Rotary, several Tall clubs, the local Harley Owners Group, SIRS, and participate in a few Meetup groups as well. In college I worked part time for NASA, then I started my professional career as a high school and adult education shop teacher, then a community college welding instructor, eventually starting my own business and doing that full time until I retired.I became involved in hosting travellers a few years ago and have hosted hundreds of people in my home from all over the world. I love to learn about every aspect of my guest’s home, culture and travel experiences. I like sharing the same about myself.

    I sometimes live with male and female roommates, and my dog loves everyone who comes to visit. I don’t smoke, and don’t allow smoking inside, but smoking outside is OK.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I think I live in the best place on earth. Sonoma County is a beautiful place, close to the ocean with giant redwoods all around and friendly people.

    I am a very social person, I belong to Rotary international a worldwide service club, I am a certified travel ambassador, and I love to introduce visitors to the physical and social aspects of my community and surrounding.

  • Help


    Currently I am in need of someone to help me with some housecleaning and organization and maybe occasionally some light meal preparation.

    Since I live on 7 acres and have a lot of infrastructure, there is also a need for a lot of construction/maintenance type help on the property.

    Familiarity with computers and household electronics would be a bonus.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Currently I can offer a “shed bedroom“, an 8 x 10 bedroom space constructed adjacent to my home. It has a small desk, an extra long twin bed, shelving for your belongings, lighting and electrical plugs for charging your electronics. A small refrigerator and a microwave are available. You will have access to an outdoor “shed bathroom” that has a sink and a toilet and a clawfoot tub with shower. Limited laundry facilities available. Also safe parking on a secure gated property.

    Once COVID is not a problem, I will provide basic groceries, With the expectation that the workawayer will cook for one or both of us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is almost no public transportation in this area, so if you do not have a vehicle you should expect to use either a bicycle or an Uber. Bicycling to town here can be challenging because of the hills and the lack of a bike lane, but many of my house guests do travel by bicycle. A vechicle would be best in this area.

    There are so many things to do and see because this area is a major tourist destination. I can’t possibly describe all of those things here.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    10-15 a week depending on skills and how much is accomplished.

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