Help with gardening and daily life in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA


United States

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    We are a family of 4, including two children. My husband works in construction in the San Francisco Bay Area. We live in a duplex across the bay from San Francisco with a fabulous view of the Carquinez bridge and Carquinez strait, close to San Francisco and Napa Valley wine country. Skiing in Lake Tahoe is approximately a 2 1/2 hr drive away. We need some help with housework and gardening/outdoor maintenance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can emmerse themselves in this culture and locality. If they speak a foreign language, they can practice English with us and we can help them perfect their English. We also love spending time with our workawayers and treat them like family. We try to make you feel comfortable in our home during your stay. We like learning about other cultures and teaching you about ours. We usually eat together (at least dinner) and have some great conversations over meals. We like to do fun stuff with you and also allow you the time to explore the locality on your own if you wish. We take day trips whenever we can and you are welcome to join us and see some sights.

  • Help


    We need some help with house cleaning, cooking and organization, walking our little shorkie occasionally, gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Two unit building with lovely views of the waterfront and Carquinez bridge. You can sleep in the downstairs bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very central to all the famous sights in the bay area. San Francisco is only 1/2 an hour drive by car (without traffic), approximately one hour on public transport. The bus stop is very close to the house. Excellent restaurants within walking distance. There are lots of hiking, walking, biking trails. Local swimming pool (open in summer time) is only a 10 min walk. Skiing in winter is a 2 1/2 hour drive to Lake Tahoe. Yosemite is only a 3 hour drive. Wine country is an hour drive away. Our capital Sacramento is less than an hour away. Take off in the other direction to spend time exploring Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, beautiful Carmel, Pebble Beach, Monterey, Big Sur to name but a few of our wonderful sights. It takes just over an hour to get to famous Silicon Valley.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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