Join our family of five on the beautiful Central Coast of California


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    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, limited Spanish...we are learning! We would love to host a Spanish speaking volunteer for a language exchange.

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    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!

Our beautiful boys
These are the claw feet for the bathtub. Notice that some are broken. Any ideas for a fix?
This is the bathtub that needs to be restored for our special spring project.
Interior of the need of restoration.
The view from the front porch.
Private guest bathroom in our house.
The guest bedroom in our house.
Our House
Delicious eggs from our chickens
Horse Camping with the whole family
Fishing with the boys at Joseph D Grant Park

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