Join our family as we get settled into a new home on the island of Alameda, CA, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Hi! We are a family for four and one pup living in the Bay area. We recently moved to the quaint island town of Alameda CA. Jay works in gas control for the local utility company and Andrea is a social worker who currently owns her own practice. We have a 7 and 4 year old daughter and a 10 year old dog, who all love attention, music, dancing, nature, and general shenanigans.

    We recently moved into a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home and need some help making the place into a home. We are just a few blocks from the beach, the ferry into San Francisco, and the very bustling Park St. of Alameda. We ask for general covid safety and are only looking to host other vaccinated adults.

    Due to restrictions in our lease agreement, we can only host guests for up to one week.

    We would love someone who has skills in organizing, painting, gardening, carpentry.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our family is vibrate, with regular family dinners and dance parties, We celebrate shabbat most Friday evenings and try to spend time in the redwoods. . We live in a small island town just across the Bay from the vibrant city of San Francisco and bridge of Oakland.

  • Help


    As we move into our new home, we need help unpacking boxes, hanging things on the wall, painting, DIY or getting our garden ready for the summer. We would love someone who can help with some cooking and cleaning as we get settled into our home.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We currently speak English in the home. Andrea speaks a little bit of Spanish but would love to learn more. We would love to expose our children to a variety of languages and ways of being in the world.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom in our three bedroom house and a shared bathroom with the girls. The home is not super large, but we will try to give you the privacy of your own room as much as we can. Andrea asks for access the the room for 30 minutes a few times a week so that she can use the elliptical which is housed in your room. We currently only have a twin bed, which sits on a trundle, lower to the ground. We are working on getting a taller/larger bed. We are heathy eaters, and will have dinner together most nights, but hope you can help with cooking some of your favorites through your stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Bay area is an amazing place to explore nature, food, and water sports!

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 354282586373