Help with daily life and DIY in the Bywater, New Orleans, USA

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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Made up of colorful houses amid bohemian cafés and neighborhood cocktail dens - the Bywater area is the authentic New Orleans.
    Live and experience the Jazz and culture which permeates here, with your private space, in a friendly, family atmosphere.

    Hey I am Joe! I am a Scottish native with a masters degree in mechanical engineering. New Orleans is my much loved, adopted home, where I stay with my son. I have a wide range of interests, from climbing and soccer (football) to astronomy and carpentry.

    I am looking for some general help around the house which involves cleaning. I have a son and I am very busy so having an extra pair of hands just to help out is super helpful!

    The help amount needed would only be on average a few hours in the late morning/early afternoon, often less than that and allowing plenty of time to integrate in to the local community.

    Workawayers in the past have joined sports clubs, dance clubs, language clubs and all other manner of local community activities in between the house help. So definitely lots of time to pursue your own interests and passions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A chance to experience the real New Orleans and help outside, learning new skills. I love showing travelers our city. Just google New Orleans, there is a silly amount of great things to experience here.

    I also have a range of skills from finance, carpentry and many sports that I am always enthusiastic to teach (and to learn from) others.

    You will have lots of free time to integrate with the local community!

  • Help


    The help is general house help, cleaning and optional other hobby projects i may have on like yard work or painting, etc. It requires consistency. dependability and attention to detail - but the help is not difficult!

    Not looking for someone who is already living in the city or has a job etc. I am very much in to the traveler exchange part of workaway, so this is only open to someone who is a traveler.

    In exchange I offer a semi-private room (utilities included) with a shared bathroom in the Bywater, New Orleans - right off the St Claude arts corridor. A walkable area, Bywater is home to record and antiques shops, storied music venues, laid-back gin joints, and a growing gallery scene.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Would love to learn any language a guest knows, and happy to teach the only one I know well (English)

  • Accommodation


    Your own room in our family home, with all utilities and wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I love being a volunteer and hosting volunteers. I try my best to make sure a volunteer gets the most from this experience, to enjoy their time. Please let me know how I can help!

  • 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 wifi at the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Approx 19 hours a week

Host ref number: 321155161928

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