Help around the house of a community of retired "snowbirds" in Palm Springs Area California, USA

Country

United States

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    Host rating

    40
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  • last activity

    Last activity

    15/06/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a 55+ community. Our home has a private entrance into a private bedroom with walk in closet, and its own bathroom. There are mineral hot springs spas, a large swimming pool, golf, and other activities in our community. Palm Springs is always warm and always sunny, even when San Diego or LA are dreary rainy and chilly.

    Wishing to host for at least 3, but no more than 10 day visits, MONTH OF MARCH ONLY . Your host is a 70+ widow and the only other person present in the home.

    Your work exchange is light construction/handyman help. You will be up on an almost-flat carport roof.

    As regards meals, I have medical dietary restrictions that limit the hospitality I can offer regarding meals. It's a disappointment since meal sharing is so much a part of help barter experiences.

    There will always be breakfast and one other meal each day. Plan to eat your third meal out; shared kitchen won't work except maybe to put something in the microwave now and then.

    I'd be asking for 3 hours help/day your first two days, then max 2 hours/day. Please be eager to get out and hike or explore - looking to host active curious people who do not spend free time glued to the internet.

    This is a retirement community with some restrictions on what younger guests can do, but if you are under 50, you should be able to use the mineral hot springs fed hot tub and the heated pool.

    It is not impossible but a little difficult to be here without a vehicle. When you reply it would be best to state exactly what you are driving, since there are parking restrictions regarding large motor homes.

    I'm not able to host you if you smoke or vape tobacco or marijuana, and will ask you to leave immediately if you lied about this to obtain free housing. Don't need any stoners up on my roof !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The desert is a unique ecosystem.
    There are mineral hot springs spas, a large swimming pool, golf, and other activities in our community. Palm Springs is always warm and always sunny, even when San Diego or LA are dreary rainy and chilly.

  • Help

    Help

    Generally, over age 30 with substantial DIY background is ideal. If I have to show you how to set plumb, you are likely not that much help !

    COUPLES can certainly apply. If you are travelling in your own sleep-in van and/or motor home, that might in some ways make things easier.
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  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have your own bedroom bathroom and entrance from the back yard. You share the rest of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    please inquire

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day / 5 days a week

Host ref number: 354162341965