Help develop a beautiful home in the forest in Ben Lomond, USA


United States

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Help on a developing a beautiful property in the forest 20 minutes from the beaches. This home has always been a safe place for travellers to stay. Get inspired by the radical culture of santa cruz county and the beautiful outdoors. Stay in the Redwood forests of the California coast. Santa Cruz county is a unique place in California. Known for its radical lifestyles, surfing, artistic community, ancient redwood trees over 100 meters tall, beautiful coastline and amazing weather. Its 1.5 hours from San Francisco, 1 hour from Monterey, 1.5 hours from Big Sur, and 3.5 hours from Yosemite National Park.

    I'm an adventure seeker, traveler, sci-fi movie addict, rock climber and motorcycle lover. I spend a lot of time at work and at the gym and when I'm home I'm usually working on the house and watching movies.

    Like any hotel or hostel, for safety, all guests show their passports upon arrival. You are more than welcome to see mine :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I will put much effort into making sure you have an incredible experience visiting northern California. I’ve spent my entire life living in Northern California. I know this place very well. I prefer to host international Travelers. The help provided by guests is only half the reason I'm hosting. The cultural exchange and language exchange provided by international guests is a huge plus. All guests will be treated like family in this house. You will not be put to work. We work together on every project including making sure you see and experience what you're looking for in northern California.

  • Help


    I'm remodeling my house. The interior is almost complete. I have endless projects over the next 6 years and its really nice to have help. I'm at work 6 days a week and 12 hrs per day at my job away from home. I have easy jobs anyone can do including yard work, painting, cleaning, and keeping me motivated to work Haha.

    Most of your time helping will be on the weekends. I figure 20hrs a week is plenty of help. Some weeks will be less work.

    I'm also very interested in learning new languages from native speakers.
    Spanish, French, Russian, or Polish.

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  • Accommodation


    You will be given a very nice private room and bathroom. All Food will be paid. I can cook occasionally, but I'm not much of a chef. I always have fresh fruits and vegetables available for snacks and I'm very flexible on meals and will purchase whatever foods you want to eat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in the Santa Cruz mountains 20 minutes from Santa Cruz city and some very beautiful beaches. There is a bus near my house to take you to Santa Cruz or the neighboring mountain towns. This house is in a kind of remote area located in the forest. 10 minutes from the highway. There is public bus access, but not nearly are easy as a big city.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

My driveway in Febuary
the house in the forest
Monterey, California
Monterey, California
Outside my house at sunset
Kinda climbing, kinda teaching anchoring

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Host ref number: 713914916424