Help with various tasks at a charming cottage with sailing boat in a Historic Hamlet at marina/Baltimore, USA


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    My cottage is welcoming to guests and visitors, as if family; as all of my international friends have welcomed me into their homes and families.

    I have lived in this wonderful little home for nearly a quarter century; and have seen the yard and garden become larger than when I first moved here. . .and the quaint corners of the house have acquired a few too many cobwebs, which are now, out of my reach. . .so, as able as I am to single-hand my small sailing vessel, I am unable to accomplish each and every maintenance, repair and improvement project on my own; and so enjoy having a collaborative interaction with capable and willing craftsmen/women. I reward my helping hands with a spa-like environment and amenities; inside and out - as the two main gardens are all about tranquility/nature/enjoyment, as well as gourmet dining around a family-style table; or unique bbq/picnics in the garden environments.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Help


    My cottage is a 1955 wood-frame cottage style single-family house that welcomes guests and visitors, as family. . .located in an historic hamlet a short distance from Baltimore City, it has need of gardening and exterior of house maintenance and minor repairs to retain its full charm. Outdoors: There will be digging/weeding/de-vining/pruning/planting/trimming, as well as bundling and carting-away at garden. . .and, cleaning/painting/nailing/staining/removing/replacing/installing/connecting work at exterior of house. On the interior, there are a series of projects which will continue to completion: an organizational project to define the workshop separately from the laundry area and future/possible canning kitchen; completion of the home gym and laundry spaces.

    A familiarity with boats/marinas/docks is desired; for which workaway volunteers may provide assistance with general maintenance and handling. Also, the house is lively with exotic birds, for which daily care/cleaning/feeding is required as well as an exterior and/or basement aviary is envisioned. . .so there is at least one design and construction project that could be undertaken. Workaway volunteers are welcomed for use the workshop area for personal/creative projects, as well.

  • Accommodation


    I have a variety of accommodation options for workaway volunteers. . .a great bunk/loft area, which shares house bath; and may accommodate up to a trio of Workaway volunteers!! . . .a single bed/cot in a private design studio/room . . (shares bath w/ pvt double/Master and house). . .a queen pull-out couch in the 1st Floor living room. . .two queens in one large guest suite with private bath and beautiful window in which the sun rises. . .from which the Workaway volunteer(s) can select the best sleep spot for their stay depending on the guest schedule at that time!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The cottage is wonderfully situated for both urban and charming, typical small-town America, non-urban/slightly suburban experiences. There is a large park along the river, just adjacent to the entire neighborhood, which is great for walking/bicycling/picnic-ing to get in touch with nature. . .while the city center is only 6 miles distant. . .best accessed by car; but could be accessed by bike. . . use of my car (for valid driver license holders only. . .) to accomplish marina based tasks and a bit of exploring fhe city from there. . . or my bike would allow for independent exploration of the area, if I am on a travel assignment for my work. . .surrounded by all of the historic and modern modes of transportation (planes, trains, automobiles, and boats!!). Its setting is premier without being pretentious. . .Host can arrange for bicycle and nature walking outings; sailing and city walking tours with historic insight to the city of Baltimore; art outings and participatory events; educational exchanges in languages (english/italian/portuguese/french), art, architecture, sailing, and other recreation; as well as community outreach, if desired by a workaway guest.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 686976119293