Help me build a pool and with other projects around my house and enjoy boating and watersports together in Orlando, USA


United States


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  • Description


    Hello, my name is Bill and I am a born and raised Floridian. I grew up here in Central Florida and have lived here all my life. I am well-traveled and have been to more Than 20 countries. I love meeting and learning about other cultures and entertaining guests. My girlfriend, Fabienne is from Switzerland and introduced me to the whole Workaway. I build my whole house by myself and with Fabienne's help and over 10 workawayers, we finished the house in March.
    If you build your own house there is never an end.
    The next big project will be to build the pool in the backyard. Besides that we will go into the details in the house and backyard.

    As you can imagine I do know a lot about everything you need to know to build a house, so I can teach you all kinds of different things. But I like to learn everyday something new, so if you can teach me something, even better

    Fabienne traveled to a lot of places and speaks 4 languages. She takes great care of the house and every need guests, friends and family have. For her it's very important that everybody is comfortable and feels good, so she balances most of the thins out.

    Our dog Vicii is imported from Switzerland, she was born in Spring 2019 and is a mix (Border Collie, bernese mountain dog, labrador and Belgian shepherd) She is super sweet and used to people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Bill is born and raised in Orlando so he knows the area quite well I have been doing waters ports since he was 5 years old so we can take the boat out on the lake and partake in many watersports. I have a degree from university of Central Florida in business management and own a manufacturing company as well as sell real estate, and I have short term rental properties.

    Fabienne speaks, swiss german, german, french and english and backpackt thought Mexico, Colombia, cuba and europe. Traveling to her doesn't mean seeing new places, take pictures and post them online. She wants to meet local people, learn more about their culture, try the local food and so on.
    She is a positive person with a go-getter attitude. If there are any new, interesting outdoor activities that she can learn, she probably won't say no to try it out. She grew up in a family hotel and knows how to take care of guests.

  • Help


    The big project is the pool, we didn't decide yet when exactly we will start with that, but it will happen this year. Beside the pool we will have a lot of other smaller projects. Woodwork, organizing, gardening, some painting, flooring, cleaning etc. If you can follow instructions we can teach I built the whole house myself.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    Lakefront house, private /shared bedroom, bathroom & halfbath and outdoor shower. We built an insane big kitchen, we love to try new things and if you like to cook you will have enough space to teach us new recepies.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lake Barton (the pictures from my backyard) has great bass fishing. We have many fishing poles, we have paddle boards, volleyball court and many other things we are adding by the day. The house is located 1 block from one of the major roads in Orlando which is on a bus route and 5 minutes to the center of our downtown. All major stores are in extremely close proximity and you can watch the private jets land while sipping some wine from the back patio or dock. The runway is at the end of my lake.

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We do have private rooms for Workawayers where you have enough space where you don't get disturbed. There is not only wifi in the house. You have access to the high-speed wifi on the whole property.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max 5 hrs 5 days a week

workaway food run! Me, Fabienne (the best semi permanent workawayer) , and Charles all going to the store for food!
This is your backyard of where you will be staying, complete with lights for night play, blacklights for fun play, tikibar lakeside.

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