Robert George "Bob," his son Robert A "Rob", are long-time residents of San Luis Obispo county. Bob is a retired English teacher from a local north county high school and in his retirement has become a hobbyist winemaker, a golden labrador breeder, and he has remained politically active in local social and media debates.
Rob is an internet entrepreneur, experienced host having hosted over 1000 people in Mission Beach, San Diego, . Rob is also an aspiring world traveler having already visited 22 foreign countries spending nearly 3 years in various European countries to date.
We are building a small farm community here for our family and workaway guests to promote cultural exchange and learning opportunities in the present and into the future. We are a very close yet open family, we'd love to share our lives, stories, talents, experiences with workawayers in exchange for sharing their lives, stories, talents, and experiences.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Stay in the heart of Central wine country walking distance to some amazing wineries such as Sculpterra Winery And Sculpture Garden. Others nearby are Eberle Winery, L'Aventure Winery, Daou Vineyards, Epoch Estate Wines, Jada Vineyard, and Winery, Le Cuvier, Tobin James, Adelaida Cellars, Halter Ranch, J. Lohr, Justin, Chronic Cellars a guy I went to high school with, and my favorite Herman Story Wines a crazy new-age label started by an old friend from College. Just a 30-minute drive to the beach or the center of San Luis Obispo county entertainment downtown SLO. Transportation for afternoon surf sessions may be negotiated. About 10 minute drive into downtown Paso Robles or Templeton
If it’s the art and cultural activities you’re seeking, set your sights on SLO CAL’s galleries for paintings, jewelry, and other works of art by local artists. For more cultural preferences, discover SLO CAL’s museums, theaters, historical sites, and other attractions dotted throughout the area. Take a day, and indulge your senses with stunning art, antiques, and architecture of the world-famous Hearst Castle.
With so many options in San Luis Obispo County, the hard part is deciding what to do first with your free time.
Need a healthy cook, home care, light animal care, maybe some art projects, maybe some light gardening, or other help outside if you are up to it. But not much is required. Really this is perfect for someone who wants to play the domestic role for a few guys busy with other projects and maybe volunteer at a local charity during the day or maybe create some nice art. However, that is optional. Due to a lack of insurance, we can't yet have people out on the property helping, but light-duty inside and yard work outside is fine for now. We will expand in the future and revert back to our original plans once more of the property is insurable. Message for more details.
This host offers a language exchange
We are both interested in speaking more Spanish but it is not a priority. Rob is also interested in learning more German and Norse-based languages. But it's not a priority.
Stay in our worker's quarters when ready, and in our apartment of the main house beforehand.
A bi-weekly trip to Costco to purchase plenty of easy-to-prepare and nutritious meals in the refrigerator so that guests can choose what they'd like to eat from the selection provided.
There will also be a pantry with plenty of cooking materials if you would like to make your own meals from scratch.
With more than 80 miles of pristine beaches, vibrant and diverse food and wine culture, an emerging art scene, and countless outdoor adventures, SLO CAL offers exciting answers to the question, “what should we do today?” Discover the rich and unexpected variety of opportunities SLO CAL has waiting for you.
Kick-off your SLO CAL vacation with a trip to one of the county’s many unhurried, uncrowded beaches. Play in the ocean, ride the waves at a local surf spot, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, or glide across the bay in a kayak. Soak up the abundant ocean wildlife around you—seals, sea otters, and whales regularly make appearances.
In the winter, monarch butterflies flutter as they make their way to the Monarch Butterfly Grove.
Hike a meandering coastal trail or bike the famed Highway 1 for unrivaled views of the Pacific Ocean. Inland hikes and bike rides provide stunning vistas as well, with bucolic hillsides inviting you to slow down. Hit the links, surrounded by open space, at one of SLO CAL’s eight golf courses. Or cast a line and reel in a big catch with both freshwater and ocean fishing.
For wine and culinary experiences, your choices are abundant. SLO CAL’s three wine regions—Paso Robles, Edna Valley, and Arroyo Grande—produce award-winning wines in an approachable, friendly atmosphere. Welcoming tasting rooms and picnic areas invite you to linger longer with friends. Taste SLO CAL’s agricultural heritage at numerous farm-to-table restaurants. Or sample fresh produce directly from those who grow it at SLO CAL’s bountiful farmer's markets.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Rob is a digital nomad himself. He has nice networking equipment. Currently, using Starlink although it would be preferable if you have your own connection for security reasons. If not, we can work something out.
44 acres with plenty of places to park, a 2 car garage attached to living quarters, 1 large barn, a large garage for smaller vehicles such as a travel van with a normal height roof, and lots of driveway with wireless internet coming soon.
This is a case by case situation. Cats and small dogs would likely be no problem, large dogs we'd have to check with Bob. We have tentative plans for building a kennel.
Maximum 2 hours a day, 7 days a week