I am a single woman living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm in semi-retirement, downsizing and would love help in short timeframes (3 days) in fixing up my garden, organizing/cooking, sewing, gardening and cleaning out my basement. Because I need to do this work in phases, this might be good for someone who is making a quick stop in the Bay Area or is piecing together stays with a few hosts.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I live in a very dynamic (culturally and culinary-wise) area. I've lived in this area all my life and can direct the traveler to great sites which they can easily explore thanks to great local public transportation. I will also take the traveler on a dining excursion every day. I speak some Italian and would like to host an Italian woman and help her with her English or an English speaking woman.
Hi, my name is Cate. I live in a cute area of Oakland, California called Rockridge. It is right next to another great neighborhood called Temescal. I live on my own and have a neurological condition that impacts my ability to walk distances and to lift things. I need help making my house/garden nice and I need help sorting through things, donating and possibly selling things. If you like to transform spaces, like to garden and are good at organization, I would like your help for 2 hours in the mornings and 2 hours in the afternoons. I estimate an hour would be out in the garden weeding and sprucing up and an hour would be boxing things up (mostly books and albums) and about 2 hours to help me with organization.
The traveler will have her own bedroom and share the bath with me. I will take the traveler out to breakfast or lunch every day and will provide simple, local fresh food for the other meals.
I live two blocks from our train system (bart) which is a really easy way to get to San Francisco. San Francisco is less than 30 minutes away. Since I have lived in this area all my life, I am very familiar with San Francisco and it's museums and sites. It will be easy for me to give the traveler great suggestions on where to go, based on her interests, in her free time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3 hours a day, all days
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