Stay and help our family on weekdays around the house in San Diego, USA


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family with 4 sweet kids and a small terrier. We have limited availability but could host someone for volunteer help on weekdays around the house. The smallest ones (2.5 year old and 6 month old) are around during the day with me, so must be good with small children. Would volunteer with garden or house upgrade or cleaning projects, teaching the toddler a new language, walking the dog, help cooking, etc. We live in University City, 3 miles from a sandy beach and park in La Jolla, San Diego, California. We live right off of canyon hiking trials trials in walking distance to a coffee shop, groceries and other things, and biking/driving distance to the beach or downtown. We enjoy being outside, running, sailing, swimming in the ocean, photography, reading, and weekend day trips in the area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love meeting with other travelers and sharing stories. I've lived here for 5 years and enjoy sharing favorite spots in San Diego, or exploring new places. I live near a great beginner surf beach. Kayak rental and surf lesson, coffee shops all nearby. On the weekends daytrips together are possible. I have friends who sail if you want to get out on the water. We like getting out hiking if you want to join.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Generally, I need help in the morning around the house or walking the dog to the park and helping prepare snacks and lunch. Some cleaning. Some gardening projects. After lunch, the day is yours. We prefer a minimum stay of a few weeks or a month, assuming the right fit. Great if you're musical, speak multiple languages, like to read or enjoy teaching little people.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Semi-private area of the house, shared bathroom. Has a pool/hot tub. Vegetarian dinner provided and stocked fridge for you to prepare other means/snacks. A short drive to beach and on bus route (though public transit slow in San Diego).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Easy access to canyon trials, swimming, surfing, kayaking, sea caves, snorkeling and scuba hot spots. Buses available to downtown or beaches. Near UTC mall, Torrey Pines, glider port, restaurants, beach shops. Bike available that you can use.

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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

Host ref number: 747325979531