Come and stay on an island in the San Francisco Bay


United States

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  • Description


    We are a family of four: me (Chloe), my husband (Ozzi) and our two boys (Winston, 8 and Kingsley, 4). We live in Alameda, a tiny island in the San Francisco Bay. We are looking for someone to come and stay with us for the summer holidays in 2019 (June to the end of August) to help out with looking after our boys (especially when I'm at work 3 days a week). Kingsley is at preschool 4 days a week so you would mainly be looking after Winston.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in an amazing area - Alameda is a tiny island in the San Francisco Bay, just a 20 minute ferry ride to San Francisco. You can see so much of California from here. We are British so you will learn about both English culture as well as American/Californian culture as well as getting experience in looking after children. We go camping a lot in the summer on weekends so you can come with us if you like. We have hosted a Workaway in Summer 2018 and it has gone really well!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I work Tues, Weds and Thurs so mainly you would need to look after Winston (age 8) on those days as well as babysit up to 2 evenings a week. We would agree the schedule up front so you will be free to make plans for your days off, so you will be able to explore the area.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom attached (the bathroom is shared by the children). All your food will be included. We will also provide you with a bike and a gym membership.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can get a bus into San Francisco from the end of our street (it takes about 45 minutes). We have spare bikes that you can use to cruise around the island. Alameda is a sweet little island with two main streets and a beach. We are members of the local pool and we will also provide you with a gym membership.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 555487858567