My husband and I have 3 boys, ages 13, 10 and 6. We live on an acre of property on the beautiful central coast of California.
We have a dog, cats, chickens, ducks, and a horse.
Our boys are active in sports and in 4-H. I stay home to raise my boys and do freelance work on the side. My husband works full-time. We love to spend time outdoors hiking, fishing, camping, and taking trips around California visiting family and friends.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are located on the beautiful central coast of California. Monterey Bay is just 20 minutes away. You can visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Elkhorn Slough to experience ocean life first hand. We have a kayak and bicycles you can use. Santa Cruz is 30 minutes away and is another tourist destination in our area. It is the home of the Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk. Big Sur and the Ventana Wilderness offer world class hiking and backpacking opportunities. We live in the middle of wine country with many opportunities for wine tasting. San Francisco is about 2 hours from our home. We'd be glad to loan out a vehicle if you pay for the gasoline.
We would love to learn about you, where you are from, your culture and life experience and look forward to the cultural exchange aspect of workaway.
We have many projects to work on around our house and yard. These include repairing fences, building chicken coops, landscaping, restoring a claw foot bathtub and installing it in the house, cleaning chicken coops and horse corrals, and general upkeep of the property, including raking, weeding and mowing.
We are also working on updating a little house on the property and could us a hand with that project. So if you have any construction or building skills that would be a plus!
Please let me know if you know how to operate landscaping tools: weed-eaters, lawn mowers, rototillers, chainsaws etc. or power tools: impact drills, table saws, routers, nail guns etc.
I am always looking for help in the house with the daily chores. I can use help with cooking, cleaning, organizing and doing the laundry. I have three active boys so things can get loud, crazy and messy around here and I struggle to keep up with everything. The house is in need of a thorough, deep cleaning. I would love to host a detail-oriented person who knows how to get into every corner and crevice, under the rugs and behind the furniture! Let me know if you are especially skilled in cleaning and organizing.
English, limited Spanish...we are learning! We would love to host a Spanish speaking volunteer for a language exchange.
We have a guest bedroom with a queen size bed and a private bathroom in our home. No smoking please. Food for breakfast and lunch will be provided. We typically eat dinner together as a family.
We're happy to share our life with you and hope that you will join with us in family outings and activities. We live in a beautiful part of California and would love to share it with you!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. If you are working on the remodel, work days may include Sat. and Sun. since my husband works on the remodel on his days off. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break. We are always flexible!
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