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Help with cars, motorcycles and RVs near San Francisco, California, USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 2 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Hi, I'm Lenny. I used to travel a lot when I was younger, but now I can’t travel as much so I’ve been hosting Workaway since 2016 after 3+ years hosting on Couchsurfing bc I enjoy sharing my home with travelers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Not only will you learn just how a tiny, full-featured mobile home is put together, but you'll get to do it in Oakland, just 10 miles (16km) from iconic San Francisco!

    My neighbors upstairs also host on Workaway so there are usually other travelers around to explore the area with.

  • Help


    Initially, my Workaway projects were mostly about renovating a tiny RV I’d bought, but that’s mostly complete so nowadays it’s a variety of tasks including household repairs, vehicle maintenance (motorcycle, car and that RV), etc. Tell me what you like to do and there’s a good chance I need help with it. 😊

    I have a job that keeps me very busy, so guests must operate independently. Often the tasks are things that I don't know how to do either, so independent learning (Google/YouTube) and ingenuity are required.

    Please let me know your skills, and whether you have a clean driving record (because I'd like to put you on the insurance policy for the vehicles.) Otherwise I'll probably ignore the message bc I get many cut&paste "form letters" from people who want to come to California but haven't read my profile.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Korean: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Давайте будем говорить по русский.

  • Accommodation


    The sun porch of my home has been converted to a small bedroom by a previous Workaway guest. It’s not very well insulated so in the wintertime it’s “cold” by California standards (50F / 10C). But that’s just for sleeping. You’ll have access to my home, yard, and hot tub in the daytime.

    If you want to come in wintertime (November-March) please let me know that you've read about the nighttime temperatures in the Workaway bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you have a clean driving record, I can lend you a car/motorcycle/RV to explore California when you’re on breaks.

    I'm pretty flexible on what hours you do.

  • 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

    Sure! I actually have 2 offices set up in my home, so you can have a proper workspace. I work in Silicon Valley as a software engineer. Happy to consult (for free) on your software projects.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Kid-friendly cat or dog would be great. My neighbors have 2 dogs that often visit. I had a dog but he passed away so nowadays all I have are fish.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    you choose which 20 hours per week

Host ref number: 555286624442

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