Discover NYC and have a cultural exchange with our family, USA


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    Hi there! My partner and I live in NYC, and we sometimes go to NJ in the Summer. We have a sweet little girl (she was born Dec 2019, so she's quite little). I work full time but my partner stays home to take care of the kiddo. Which can be a bit lonely and daunting, staying alone at home with a kid 24-7. So we thought workaway would be a great way to make our home feel more interesting and international: having travelers from all over the world while they lend a hand with some little things around our house.

    We used to be hosts on about 10 years ago, which was a great experience for us. But now having a child means we don't want the constant turnover of couchsurfing. So we'd rather have someone for 6 or more weeks. It feels safer and more stable, in consideration of our kiddo.

    We're hoping to use workaway as a cultural exchange, especially to teach our little girl about different cultures and customs.

    We can take upto 2 workawayers at a time. Happy to accept a solo traveler or 2 people together.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We're hoping to use workaway as a cultural exchange, especially to teach our little girl about different cultures and customs. We want to inspire her to view the world and its people with an open mind... and, more importantly, an open heart. We think there is no better way to do this than to have people from all over the world stay with us, interact with her and share a smile.

    We also want to learn about your views, language, cuisine... cook together... and in exchange teach you about our customs. Happy to exchange recipes and cooking tips.

    If your English is so-so, that's ok. We're happy to help you improve your English :). Especially if your native language is Spanish: we're both almost fluent in Spanish.

    We also love to hike, and we'd be happy if you want to join us on hikes :)

    Guests can learn about caring for young children and about their development and how they learn, also about art craft and education activities.

    While living as part of our family they can also learn about planning, organizing and taking responsibility.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Some cooking and light cleaning. Interacting with us and teaching us about your culture. Language exchange would be great too. We're almost fluent in Spanish but we can always use more practice. Lastly, some help engaging with our daughter in a patient and kind way would also be appreciated sometimes. She's very sociable and loves to meet new people :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Happy to teach you some English if you're new at it and you want to improve

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own little room, with either a foldout bed or aerobed (room has a curtain in the doorway and big windows with great natural sunlight... a rare treat in NYC, where windows sometimes face a brick wall without light). But if there are 2 guests you will have to share the room. You can also use our kitchen and bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's NYC, so much to see here :)

    On your days off you can also travel to one of the nearby cities (easier if you stay there overnight):
    Boston -4 hours by bus
    Providence, RI -3 hours by bus
    Washington DC - 4 hours by bus

    ... You probably already heard of Boston and Washington, so no need to describe those.

    But maybe you haven't heard of Providence. Well then... Providence is one of the oldest cities in the US (founded in 1636). It's full of beautiful, historic New England architecture. It's the capital and most populous city of Rhode Island, and it's also just 3 hours from NYC. It's home to 7 Universities, including Brown University (an Ivy League) and RISD (one of the top art and design universities). It has an energetic vibe with young students and a walkable downtown area full of restaurants and bars. Johnson and Wales Culinary School (one of the top US culinary schools) is located here, making Providence one of the undiscovered food meccas: there are lots of restaurants of both world ethnic cuisine and local farm-to-table dishes.

    So much to discover both within NYC, and by traveling to other nearby cities. What are you waiting for, come stay with us!

  • 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

    Great wifi connection in our house if you're a digital nomad

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week per person

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