Help with elderly companionship, meals, and your own creative project in Vallejo, California, USA


United States


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  • Description


    In addition to the description below, we can host a talented handyman (person). Builder.

    Who are we?

    We are a private family of two; father and son, ages 48 and 82. The home has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms conveniently located:
    a ferry ride away to San Francisco,
    a bike ride away from Wine country,
    a day trip to Yosemite.

    I, the younger, consult in technology and run an arts LLC; an emerging artist with Bay Area connections. Poppa is a retiring lawyer/public defender. We are both in excellent physical health; he walks 3 miles daily and travels frequently. In fact, this year alone he has gone to Russia, China, Europe and the North American National Parks. About 15 minutes away lives my mother, Julia, and her primary care taker, my brother Jay.

    What we need and you will learn/do

    Three nights a week assist me with companionship for Julia. She comes to the Art House so Jay gets respite. We can listen to music, draw, watch a movie, dance. Julia is a glowing wonderful ball of joy and very inspiring. You will cry with laughter and joy... I promise.

    Learn how to run an artist studio, managing the creation of art from inspiration, logistics, execution, curation, photography, and social media. Help maintain and improve a physical collection of a thousand drawings. The system is digitized and searchable through an SQL database. (techies welcome or I will teach you)

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    Nice to have....

    Cook and share some meals. Talk about culture, travel, art, creativity, technology, AI, the future, gardening, life...... Collaborate with me on drawings.

    Art Residency.

    I'd like to mentor an artist in this role. 'Caretaking and Creativity', I can officially offer the residency and project guidance for your CV. This is an awarded residency and something to be proud of. DM for detailed pdf about the residency details.

    About Me

    I collaborate with a contemporary dance company as a visual artist. I work regularly with dancers and models. I show my work at festivals and salons regularly, frequenting the San Francisco arts scene. In 2020 there are plans to tour Europe. I can introduce you. I host life drawing and guest artists who come for mentorship; my work attracts painters, photographers and filmmakers whom I gladly host.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Tell me your hopes expectations and fears! We can do anything here.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My creative process; the ins and outs of an art studio. Bay Area contemporary dance facilities/scene. Poppa is a world traveller with art, sculpture and items from around the world.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Elderly companionship, meals, and your creative project.

  • 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 room and full bathroom. All yours.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    National Parks, San Francisco, Wine Country, Art Studio, There is a ferry going directly to San Francisco from our city. It's a wonderful beautiful way to commute.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 3 days a week

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