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Help with house, dog and chickens in Chicago USA

  • United States
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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023

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  2023 
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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family in Chicago with big hearts. We are a working mom with 1 tween child. We often host international exchange students. Although we are in a big city, we have backyard chickens, one medium sized dog. We have a variety of plants inside and out. Our dog is a friendly, so anyone who stays should be comfortable with a 20 lb dog who wants to be your friend. You must like dogs and be willing to walk the dog/ pick up the dog poop each day.

    My daughter and I are fully vaccinated for COVID and will only accept fully vaccinated guests who take precautions.

    Note: we only intend to host a few workawayers a year (not back to back) because we like to travel ourselves.

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  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Chicago is a world class city with great architecture, interesting museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, restaurants, nightlife, and so much to see and do. If you're an active person, during warmer months our lakefront is amazing (it's a 3 mile bike or run from our home to Foster Beach and a 19 mile lakefront trail).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    I would ask for general house help: cooking, cleaning, watering plants, light yard work (it's a very small yard and a small back patio) such as raking leaves, sweeping the patio, feeding chickens and bringing in eggs, hamster care, and walking the our dog. Also help with other homeowner maintenance projects (sanding old wooden windowsills, washing windows, sweeping garage, etc).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a "2 flat" in a quiet neighborhood of Chicago. You will have a private bedroom and bathroom on a separate level of the house. Queen size bed (new mattress), dresser, night tables and lamp, small closet. Towels and bedding provided. Heat and fan (no A/C).

    There great restaurants in our neighborhood and Chicago is a fantastic food city!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Chicago is a great city with public transportation. Our home is about 40-45 minutes from downtown by bus/ train. Near our home are running and bike paths (we can lend you various bikes). We are an early to bed/ early to rise family and our days revolve around school schedules.

    - Explore local restaurants and coffee shops.
    - Downtown Chicago architecture
    - Evanston, IL is the nearest suburb and is a fun walking downtown to explore
    - Lakefront path for running and biking
    - Chicago beaches
    - Chicago Museums
    - Millenium Park, Grant Park
    - Summer Events and Festivals

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 713421846171

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