Help with photography, website building, cooking, and cleaning, and teaching music/sailing in New York City, USA

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    01/12/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Our home is a place where people from many countries come and go, so there's always someone new here, with a new story to tell if we only listen. I love to cook, work on handy projects, learn new languages, improve the little musical skills I have, workout, sports, and of course travel. I'm trying to gain more weight and be healthier so if you cook too, that would be fantastic! One of my goals this year is to gain more muscle :) And improve on some musical instruments! We have a few in the house already.
    If you speak something besides English as your mother language, that's even better! This is important because I'm very enthusiastic to learn new languages and cultures. My name is Teddy Joseph so you can call me Ted, Teddy, or TJ for short. There are projects to participate in Manhattan near Central Park and in Brooklyn. We have strong WiFi, a big kitchen, and you can sleep in relative privacy out of the view of others. Also anyone willing to teach me how to sail or anything about having a sailboat I’m very interested in this. I have a background with ships in my past career and I plan to buy a small sailboat, however I still have so much to learn about this topic.
    Good luck in your travels and hope 2021 will bring growth and happiness to you all!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could learn new ways of cooking, languages, photography, gardening, swimming, basic martial arts and basic latin dancing, building, decorating, basic guitar. I used to be an English teacher so I am happy to help with new English speakers. Of course you have all that New York city has to offer right outside your door. I have a gym membership that allows me to bring friends.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    I think for initial or short term stays, you can cook and handle the food primarily :) There is also a list of simple housework to do 5 days a week, each day can be done in less than 1 hour for this part. I love trying new things from different countries and I'm not too picky. I am looking for someone that can help build websites. If I am gone traveling away from the house, expect to do more cleaning help or dog walking but not communal cooking as much, or if we decide on a long term stay then there are other ways to help and be compensated for your efforts as well! Just let me know your background and past experiences and what you can do, for example If you have musical ability please let me know! Also I have some plants that need to be cared for, and maybe help with photography projects if you have any experience with it.
    Be a person that makes the house cleaner not more dirty after using it! Depending on what language you speak, language lessons :D And of course have fun! You should be an organized, warm, and welcoming person, trustworthy and responsible. Also let me know what your dreams and aspirations are, it may be that I can help you with them as well!

    If you will cook a meal for the day: For the first week or until I see that you know how to do the short weekly list of housework without supervision, correctly and on time (one day late is ok), I ask that you pay 60% of new grocery receipts between us. After you show that you know how to do everything on the weekly list right without reminder, then this changes to 50% of new grocery food receipts. This is for two reasons: 1-Because I already have tons of food in the house waiting for you of which you can eat anything you want when you arrive--breakfast lunch and dinner, and pay nothing for in the beginning 🙂 Reason 2: Is for your personal motivation to learn and improve at your own pace. I came up with this plan because we don't live on a farm growing our food but in one New York City apartment, and I'm not asking you to work the same large amount of hours that you would in a farm setting. There are many grocery food markets a couple minutes walk nearby.
    I'm also interested to learn Mandarin Chinese :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    Hebrew: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak a few languages and am always willing to help other learn and learn more myself :)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a cozy bed space that is kept hidden and private behind a bookcase and/or a bottom bunk bed depending on availability and how long you stay. Independent bedroom sometime possible but not guaranteed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The subway train is only 3 blocks away from the apartment. I like to go kayaking and other things around the city and always welcome fellow adventurers! I also could use help with photo editing or photoshoots. I have several bikes I let friends borrow and also a yoga mat. Looots of spices for cooking and herbs growing in the kitchen for cooking :D Feel at home :)
    Also If you have the gusto for it, organize a game night, movie night, or cooking night for everyone in the house.
    The hours are very flexible. If I am gone traveling, I will frequently ask for photo documentation of work finished to make sure things are done properly so I hope you are ok with that.
    I like to meet in person or at least do a video call first before promising anyone that I will accept them. Also Workaway hosts are not able to respond from a handy phone app yet, it’s only on computers, so sorry for the late responses :)

  • 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

    There is a desk to work at, with good wifi.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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