Explore the San Francisco Bay Area from a beautiful setting while helping with home cooking and vegetable gardening , California, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    I could use a hand in completing my house remodel in Walnut Creek, California (suburb 30 miles from San Francisco). I would welcome the sharing of cooking and meals. I'm vegan but with as many guests as I have, vegetarian seems to be the default. Help in the vegetable garden would be appreciated as well. Ideally you would have your own preoccupations while here, free to conduct them in an amenable environment.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I was an architect (now retired) and a builder and I was raised on a farm. So I possess a fair number of design/construction skills that may benefit others. Cultural Exchange? Definitely! I welcome all people, from all countries/cultures/religions/sexual orientations with just about any outlooks. I like to think of my place as a forum for sharing and learning. Until now I've managed with just occasional assistance. However now I wish to speed things up so that I, too, can get out and travel before I get too old LOL. Okay

  • Help

    Help

    As stated above, I would like vegans to cook vegan/vegetarian meals for me and other Workawayers. You would also be asked to tend to the vegetable garden.

    As far as the house remodel goes, no construction skills would be required. You could help me when things are a bit heavy for just myself (rarely) and to occasionally assist in matters that require an additional hand. (Actually I have only one good-working hand). My three currently outstanding interior projects - though understand that I wish to do most of the work alone - consist of: 1) finish carpentry (trim at upgraded doors & windows), 2) interior painting of walls and ceilings, and 3) installing new floating vinyl flooring (atop existing hardwood).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English (or French)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Those who cook and put food on the table get to have the nicest bedroom/s. There are three bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom with its own bathroom. The other two bedrooms share a common bathroom in the hall.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As you probably know, the San Francisco Bay Area is a treasure, both urban and for nature, and I'm in the middle of it! You can/we can do many things to explore. I have a station wagon. I cycle a lot (bike), swim and eat vegetarian/vegan. I have a wonderful vegetable garden. Cook, garden, do your own thing, and lend me a hand from time to time on tasks which require more than one person :) Thank you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 4 hours/day, 5 days/week

in front of El Capitan (me in yellow shirt)
Mt. Diablo in the distance

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