We are an easy-going, creative and busy small family living in Novato (Marin County), just outside of San Francisco. My daughter, Lila, is 14 and my son, Sacha, is 23, and away in London, where he was born. I am a documentary filmmaker and lived in London for seven years before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have done several dozen house exchanges in France, Italy, Spain, England, as well as Costa Rica and Mexico, and besides London, I've lived in Hong Kong, Florence, New York, Los Angeles, and a small village in Scotland. We have a crazy, spoiled, and wonderful Mexican street dog who we brought home from one of our trips, and a very friendly cat, Lola!
You REALLY have to like animals to stay in this house, as they have sort of taken over.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
I have lived in many places and have traveled extensively. I love sharing my culture and home with travelers. Our family is warm and welcoming , as is our home. We like to show foreigners that America is better than the horrid man currently living in the White House.
Above all, I'm looking for someone to help with some local driving and dog-walking, primarily. But also would love an enthusiastic cook or gardener or computer help is another possibility. My daughter is too old for a babysitter, but she still needs rides to school and the like.
Please send some information about yourself, your travels, length of desired stay and Workaway experience.
Enthusiastic, responsible, friendly, NON SMOKING self-starters, please contact us! MUST be pet-friendly.
Sunny private room with shared bath.
The house itself is in Novato, in Marin County. The house is big, and lovely, and we have a beautiful garden with redwood and palm trees.
San Francisco is a half hour ferry ride away from the nearby town of Larkspur. It takes longer in the car, especially when there is traffic. Our town, Novato, is not the most exciting - it's pretty suburban and boring, but it is near the most beautiful nature, San Francisco, and Sonoma and Napa Valley.
We have endless hiking and biking in the area and we are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful parts of California! We are halfway between San Francisco and Napa Valley.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
approximately 25 hours per week