Help me with some DIY and garden projects in a historic area of Newport, RI, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Hi I'm Catriona & live in Newport RI USA in a Victorian house from 1899 with my dogs Louis—a 10yr old Beagle Mini Pincher mix aka Meagle & RBGLC—aka Ruthie a 10 month old supposed Blue Heeler.

    My house is opposite one of Newport's Historic Mansions (also know as summer cottages), currently being used in the TV series The Golden Age. I'm on the less expensive side of the road ;)

    I would love one or two people to come help me get my house back in shape after some tenants left it in a mess.

    Drivers license a plus.

    4 x vaccinated here & would appreciate the same. I can happily help you get additional Free Vaccines in RI.

    No smokers & not 420 friendly.

    If you have any questions... just ask.

    =>>>> If you are Ukrainian I am more than happy to host you if you can get here. <<<<=

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'm from Ireland & speak fluent English & French with decent Spanish. I've lived in Newport on & off for 20yrs. I'm happy to act as tour guide & am considered a very generous helpful host.

  • Help


    Some of my projects include...

    - Help me create flower beds
    - Organize the garden
    - Help finish a greenhouse
    - Plant for the summer
    - Lay recycled red bricks for a patio

    House interior
    - Paint some of the interior rooms
    - Install shelves
    - Day-to-day house maintenance & meals... happy to cook but always interested to see what you can cook

    For the more technically gifted workawayers
    - build & install some custom shelves
    - build & install some radiator covers
    - ideally replace two bathrooms :) thinking big here

    If you have some electrical, plumbing, carpentry or gardening experience that would be great.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I'm from Ireland but happy to chat in English, French or Spanish but not into teaching languages.

  • Accommodation


    4 bedroom house - 1 bedrooms available one queen bed or a room with two single beds

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Newport is a great place to visit. Especially in Summer. Check out this link...

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week - can play by ear.

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Host ref number: 399945115927