Welcome home :D, We are a family of three with 2 humans, baby and doggy, living Downtown Santa Cruz de la sierra, Bolivia.
I'm a part time foodie content creator, anthropology student, former travel agent and also a new mom for a two months old babygirl. My partner and I travel a lot, but due to baby delivery I have to settle down for while.
We live in a penthouse over 360m2 with amazing city views, full time security, very basic swimming pool, wifi and nice/safe neighborhood, very well located in Primer anillo-Downtown.
IT WILL FIT YOU IF:
-You want to have some time to planify your trip in a comfy and safe space.
-Whether you want to take a rest from an intense travel journey.
-You are doing some paperwork or looking ways to stay in Bolivia (we live 10min walking to immigration office btw :D)
We are quite aware Santa Cruz is not the most interesting spot in Bolivia itself, but is a good place to connect with cool places like Roboré, Samaipata, Amboró national park and has an airport with direct flights to sudamerican major cities, Usa and Europe.
FRENCH, ENGLISH OR RUSSIAN SPEAKERS ARE WELCOME
ABOUT THE HELP
I'm looking for home companion to get some afternoon and early night support with doggy and baby while my partner is abroad. We do have a day helper from mon to sat, so we are looking for someone to help from 5 to 8pm and some help during the weekend for a total of 20hours per week. We are flexible to make it fit with traveller plans.
A normal day would look like: Walking the doggy, watching the baby (while I'm at home), grocery shopping, taking out the trash, cooking dinner, dogsitting.
In exchange I offer a private room with a double bed and private bathroom (outside the room but of your exclusive use), family food and good conversation if you look forward to practice Spanish. I normally like to do stuff during the weekend like eating out, visiting a small village, hiking or so.
About the dog: 18 months, potty trained, extremely happy, social and very energetic. Never showed signs of violence. The baby so far shares the same profile, excepting the potty :D
If this sounds like you , please do not hesitate in contact me.
Daniel and Analicia
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceAnimal CareCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the house
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We are medium experienced travellers that know Bolivia and could precisely guide to organize effective travel plans. I have the time and interest to create a real language exchange. We are also cultural activities enthusiast and pretty well informed of what's going on around, enjoy folklore festivals and traditions. I'm a foodie as well.
Projects involving children
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I would need help walking the doggy 2 out of the 3 times that goes out daily (two times short walks of 20 min and 1 time long walks or play time with other dogs), stay at home with the dog playing or just resting while I go out (dogsitting), support with cooking meals as lunch or dinner, cutting vegetables, making soup, frying plantains or just preparing meat or vegetables to freeze, weight, save and pack food (family consumption only). On the other side, at times, help would be needed for grocery shopping and carry out bags.
In case the applicant speaks russian, we could adapt the plan for 1 hour daily of russian classes, if is a french speaker, 20 min of conversation review would be fine.
This host offers a language exchange
French and Russian
The penthouse it's 3 floors 5 rooms, 6 bathrooms, studio, dishwasher, washing and drying machine, hot water and AC.
Private room with private bathroom (outside the room), closet, sidetable and lamp.
What else ...
Santa Cruz is the biggest city in Bolivia. Nearby, around 5, 3, 2 hours away by car, there are national parks, archeological sites, natural reserved areas. We do have a car that can be used if conditions are regular.
The house is well connected to the first ring, from which you can practically move anywhere. We are 15min walking to the bus station that connects Santa Cruz with other major cities.
Airport is 40 min away depending on traffic, but reachable by bus, busstop is 5 min away walking from home.
Restaurants, clubs, pubs etc, are very active from thursday to Saturday.
Santa cruz has tropical weather: hot and humid, so water activities are very popular and public pools and parks are available.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Honestly, wifi connection have random cuts due to company issues. The provider in the whole city is "the best", so..... You can have internet the most of the time but there are times gets suddenly cutt
Space for parking camper vans
we do have sub parking
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week