Enjoy sunshine, gardening and horses in Tucson, Arizona, US

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    This Tucson home sits on a couple of quiet acres but is close to town. Our goal is to provide a peaceful, friendly, safe environment for animals and humans to interact and learn from each other. At first we scheduled one person at a time. Accidentally, three overlapped and it was great fun! Now we sometimes juggle sleeping arrangements but we often have our own multi-national meals and adventures!

    There are always things to be done. Twice a day the horses and dogs are fed and manure cleaned up. This takes about one-half hour morning and evening. The rest of the day depends on priorities at the time, for example: house cleaning, tree trimming, pasture maintenance, lawn and garden work; horse and equipment care, irrigation system maintenance and repair.

    Although there are only two human residents living here, there are three or more dogs, one cat, two horses, and three mules plus many friends with their critters visit. We are both professionals and retired so our minds are in better shape than our bodies! We enjoy sharing the southwest and anticipate learning about other countries. Limited understanding of English is fine if learning English is a goal. If you are someone who prefers to stay in your room until told to help, this is not the place for you. This is not the time to be on the phone all day. Find what needs improvement, make suggestions, initiate and you will be rewarded with wonderful experiences. The profile states 5 days a week, 5 hours per day. I do not offer a consistent workday schedule. We are project and goal oriented rather than a time clock keeper. Please do not consider this place if you need constant supervision or cannot find something to do on your own.

    We have found that if you are new to the southwest, three weeks (preferably longer) gives time to visit our area and experience the southwest.

    I have also learned that I really don’t prepare regular meals — We often shop with our visitors and buy what they like to eat. If they cook, I like to share the eating and will help but my cooking is sporadic! If a visitor likes beef, pork or chicken, there is a ridiculous amount on hand. If they like sweets, yep, lots. We also have lots of fresh veggies and salad makings ... I would rather pull weeds, trim trees, drive the tractor, mow the lawn than clean the house so cleaning the house and porches is a daily chore with all these animals.

    Retirement so far is great and ‘workaway’ has added to our lives.

    I am adamant about no smoking.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Compañía para ancianos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The variety of people, professions, and ages that come to our home is unusual. I encourage my friends to drop in to eat or just sit on the porch and enjoy the surroundings. Discussions will promote language skill, encourage questions about the American way of life, environment issues, cultural differences, financial difficulties, history of the southwest and more.
    Dan likes to teach you guitar, if you are willing to learn it or to improve your skills.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We have plenty that could get done but do not stress. Yard chores, gardening, organization, general household tasks, or cooking are examples of the type of help but it will depend on the person. A self motivated person will be appreciated, but direction and choices will be discussed. What is asked of the person would be dependent on that persons interests or skills. I believe in treating people with respect and expecting the same. The length of time someone is staying will determine the type of project they could be involved. Dan is an architect, commercial contractor and retired military so his shareable experiences are extensive. Rhonda has worked as a environmental scientist for over thirty-five years including mining, utilities and private consulting.
    On a daily basis we care for the horses, dogs, cats and ourselves. Depending on the weather we can work or play inside or out. I encourage appreciation of the desert and it's history. From our home there are walking, bicycle and horse trails. The bus system is close and will take a bike along which I will provide so access to downtown, etc. is convenient.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Guest bedroom (king comfort select mattress) and guest bathroom. You can use this bedroom for two if you're friends. A second bedroom is my old office, AC, tile floors. Well water, solar power.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Volunteers will have access to trails, bikes, bus transportation, any family or group trips or shopping. University of Arizona and downtown Tucson are easily reached by bus.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    My internet is centurylink which is not as good as cable. Two people were able to zoom/teleconference at the same time is the best quantity I can provide.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Depending on the maneuverability parking is easy. Electric/water is easy. Septic is much harder. Pets are ok as long as they will stick around as the gate is open for deliveries during the day. Small pets should be watched because coyotes and bobcats are frequent.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Friendly pets

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (4.8)

Comunicación: (4.9)




























Número de referencia de anfitrión: 399866622512