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Help me with gardening, possible cat sitting, and home repairs/ painting while exploring New Orleans, USA

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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023




  • Description


    I am a 63 year old woman living in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward. I teach online dance classes and like to travel, though I haven't been traveling much during Covid. I have a 4 bedroom home. Sometimes I rent one room. Another is for me, and I have an extra room for guests, such as those from Workaway. The house is a really pretty double shotgun. It is best if the person who comes for Workaway has a car. But if not, I can provide some rides. 1 week to 10 days is good. 1-2 females is preferred.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love to share information and experiences on New Orleans and Louisiana food, music, culture and nature walks.

  • Help


    For the weeks of Feb. 2- 14 or any part of that time, I need someone to help me paint my house. If I have anyone in the Spring or Summer, mainly it is gardening... Weeds grow faster than I can keep up with and there are lots of fallen leaves. This is all in my back yard. It is small, but gets overgrown in no time. There may be times that I would request someone to take care of my two cats if I go out of town... feeding and scooping litter.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom with full sized bed. The room is very attractive and comfortable. You will be able to use the kitchen, washer/dryer, back yard table and chairs, and screened in front porch with table and chairs. Please know that there are two cats, so it is best if you like cats and if you are not allergic. Also, please don't let them escape outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so much to do in New Orleans! My place is not far from the heart of things, a highlight in my neighborhood is that I live walking distance from the Mississippi River, by a 2 mile long levee where people walk. It is one of the most beautiful views in New Orleans, especially at sunset, when many people come out to walk their dogs and socialize. You will need to drive, take a bus, ride share, etc. to most other places. I am happy to provide some rides as well. Plus I love to share off the beaten track/ non touristic places for those who want to delve deeper.

    Regarding work, in early February, I need someone to help me paint my house. weeds grow fast in Louisiana. In Spring or Summer, mostly I need weeding and picking up leaves that blow from neighboring trees. There are also possibilities of cat sitting when I go out of town, home maintenance and possibly painting.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have good wifi. You can work from the kitchen table, the front porch or in your room.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 784364538998

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