Home repair/ house sitting in New York City, USA


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    We have a two bedroom apt in a quiet , residential neighborhood, and need someone to do home repairs, cleaning, and organizing. Available from August and late October through April.

    The person will be painting and plastering.
    The person should be handy and be able to lift materials, climb a ladder, etc.
    They will be responsible for maintaining a four family house, garbage and recycling, snow removal( rarely), mail collection, weeding, and general maintenance.
    Heat and hot water included. Wifi is $39.99 if you wish.

    The house is located one hour from anywhere in Manhattan. The train is $2.75 and walking distance.

    I have been taking people sailing for over 32 years. I sold my boat last August but still help find crew for friends. I still host the largest free online sailing group in the Tristate area,
    and have been on another hosting website for 10 years with over 165 references.

    Public transportation to the center of New York is about an hour. I also take people to museums,The Bronx Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden. I like growing mushrooms, ukulele, boxing, photography, video production, riding motorcycles, restoring old sports cars, and horseback riding.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a born and bred New Yorker. Every year I am available to show people around NY. I have memberships to the New York Botanical Garden. Many of my 200+ guests (from other site) have said in their references, that sailing on my boat was one of their best experiences in their travels. I have been active on the couchsurfing hosting site since 2012 with over 165 references.

  • Help


    Help with home repair. Person should be able bodied. Experience preferred but can train.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom in apt, WiFi, streaming services, air conditioning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public bus is one block away. Train is five blocks away and goes into Manhattan. The Bronx Zoo, Botanical Garden, and parks are walking distance.

  • 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

    Good internet , office space.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I will assist campervans and RVs, with water, electricity, sewage, and street parking.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    The sails typically last 3-4 hours. Production can take place on other days.

Host ref number: 979678423888