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Fellow DIYers welcome to fix up our home in Pittsburgh, USA



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    The PP Estate is looking for strong, talented tradespeople and gardeners. My wife, Paloma, and I purchased a fixer upper in a central area in Pittsburgh: Regent Square.

    We are a couple who met on couchsurfing when Paloma visited me on her travels in Germany when I was living there.

    We're looking forward to you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak Portuguese, English, and German if it's language exchange you're after. We're both handy and love doing home maintenance so there's a bunch to learn there as well. Also we love craft beer and traveling so we'd love to explore Pittsburgh breweries with you while we chat about the world!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Our new home requires help with tons of projects including planting fruit trees in our large yard, painting, concreting, rewiring, woodwork, repointing brick, cutting tree branches down, fencing and much more. If you are a tradesperson or enthusiastic diy project person, you'll love staying with us.

    We are only able to host US citizens or those who have proper work permission. Minimum wage laws will also be followed for your excellent work!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Living so far from Portugal now I'd love to be surrounded by Paloma speaking Portuguese more often with a Portuguese speaking guest. Happy to accept Germans and English speakers as well

  • Accommodation


    We have tons of extra space for guests to have a private space, will provide food for all guests and if you do great work, we're not going to let you get away uncompensated for good work.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transit is very close to the house. We may also be able to drive you places that are harder to access if they sound fun for us as well. We also love offroading in our 4runner so we'd love to hit some trails. We also do tons of walking and are very close by Frick Park, a huge city park here in the city.

  • 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

    Our internet situation isn't yet clear but as we both work from home in tech, we'll be able to support anyone doing similarly.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 834453296426

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