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Fun in the sun or snow, lend me a hand around my house and garden and enjoy the arts in Cleveland, Ohio



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Covid 19 has changed so much. At this time I only accept fully vaccinated and boosted workawayers who are willing to provide a copy of their vaccination record. I hope this will change in the not too distant future.
    I am a hospitable, mature woman, living in a inner ring suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I am mother of 5 adult children with many grandchildren. I am a gourmet cook in many cuisines, enjoy mostly classical music, have a wonderful Wheaten terrier. My interests are varied from the arts, science, culture, language, etc. Before Covid I volunteered for several performing arts organizations but I have had to give that up but I am hoping to resume as the virus numbers improve.
    In my professional life I was adjunct professor of photography, both analog and digital. I also had my own portrait studio until my retirement in 2011.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a retired adjunct professor of photography and am fairly knowledgeable about plants and gardening and would happy to share any of that knowledge.

    I am an accomplished and creative cook in many cuisines and would be happy to teach those skills to another. I am happy to accomodate any dietary needs/desires and create menus around those needs/interests.

    I live near top cultural and medical institutions including a vibrant public theater (CPT), Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra, the second largest theater district in the US, University, Metro and Cleveland Clinic to name but a few.

    Lake Erie is awesome, Cleveland Metro Parks, Cleveland Zoo, Aquarium.

    Cleveland is a culturally diverse city with lots of rich experiences in other cultures from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to China town, Little Italy, a Polish Opera company to mention but a few.

  • Help


    Would be grateful for help with gardening, including weeding, planting, cutting grass, etc.
    Would also appreciate help down sizing, including sorting books for donation, preparing for garage sale, posting items online.
    I speak some french and italian and would love to improve my skills.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Italian, French, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Quiet home with private, clean and comfortable bedroom in inner ring suburb of Cleveland. Shared bath, laundry, wifi, TV but no cable, piano. You may prepare your own meals or share mine as you wish and schedules allow. Wonderful Wheaten terrier. Does not shed and therefore usually OK for folks with allergies.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am a mature active woman.

    I do a lot of volunteer work for local theaters and music organizations and therefore often away evenings. You may wish to volunteer or may take advantage of vouchers I may have for various performances.

    As previously mentioned, my home is quiet. It is not my practice to have television or radio on. I use head phones when listening to mostly NPR. I do practice piano and violin. Don't expect a professional. I am a beginning student of these instruments.

    I live near top cultural and medical institutions, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra, University, Metro and Cleveland Clinic to name but a few.

    Lake Erie is awesome, Cleveland Metro Parks, Cleveland Zoo, Aquarium, Lake Farm Park, Chapin Forest, Amish communities near by.

    Good public transportation but am willing to provide transportation when planned in advance.

  • 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

    Good internet connection and room with a desk.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 543385551211

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