Help with garden project & projects around the house on the Central Coast, California, USA


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    Our two projects with a beautiful purpose! We aim to build bridges between worlds and connect our son who has special needs with a community of friends around the world!
    We are an active and changing household here on the central coast of California. My boyfriend Cédric is here much of the time from France. I have 3 boys, one who is off in college in Belgium, a 17 year old with special needs and a 11 year old. Cédric has a 12 year old son from France who is here during vacations. We have a cat named Felix and a bunch of chickens.
    We host guests in a tiny house we rent out.
    This is a project for my son who has a genetic syndrome kind of similar to Down's Syndrome. He absolutely adores people. Developmentally, he is like a 3-4 year old and he communicates using an ipod and sign language and more and more words all the time. We have a dream of creating a life for him that helps to accomplish two goals: connect to community and to find his purpose in life. With those goals in mind, we have created this project for him. We have a really large garden, about 25 fruit trees and about 25 chickens. Jonas grows (well, the workawayers and our family grow) items that he delivers to people in the neighborhood. We also need help maintaining our home and our property, including cleaning the airbnbs and home improvement projects around the property (painting, installing things, etc.)

    I, Cindy, am a Californian through and through, born and raised right here on the Central Coast. I love these hills and coast and can recommend hiking trails, restaurants and the best beaches. I am passionate about traveling and understanding people. I speak English, Spanish, some French and limited American Sign Language.
    I, Cédric, am a multi-discipline artist from Paris, France. I grew up in the vineyard blanketed hills of southern Burgundy and lived and traveled around the world from Provence to India, from Brasil to Mexico, from West Africa to Burma, Pakistan and... California. I love tackling cultural differences and other languages and speak French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and some Urdu/Hindi!
    We run another project, where we produce cultural immersion experiences, including hosting unique, meaningful and memorable trips in the States, Europe, and Latin America as well as art project production and promotion.

    We have openings right now:
    1. Last minute: Come and stay for any amount of time to prepare and plant the garden and work on house projects (house work, preparing tiny house for airbnb guests, painting, etc.)

    2. Now-May 31 (help with garden, clean house, prepare the airbnb rooms and greet guests, house-sitting responsibilities)

    3. June 1 (at least a 2 month commitment): help with garden, house, and house-sitting responsibilities from June 11-July 23 and/or July 26-August 25

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We're happy to share our life with you and hope that you will join with us in family outings and activities that we participate in. You will learn about life in the United States and in California, in particular. By joining with our family, you will also learn a lot about living with and loving a person with special needs and the family dynamics (and challenges) that go along with that and experience the joy and connection that our special little guy brings to everyone who knows him. You'll also have the chance to live in one of the most beautiful places in the United States, the central coast of California, while also learning about landscaping, gardening practices, and teaching and working with someone with special needs. We love to travel, love other languages, and know that we can all learn from each other!

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    We'd like to trade a spare bedroom in our house and meals for 5 hours of help per day for 5 days per week per person. You'll need to do tasks independently, by yourself much of the time while we are busy with work and projects (and beach time!).
    The work here is to work on our garden project, help with house projects (painting, maintenance, etc.) and help with light housework (30-60 minutes each day) and cleaning the airbnb in between guests. We are also looking for people who can house-sit to feed chickens, welcome guests, keep the house clean and running smoothly while we travel for our business.
    Do you have a special interest or skill? We always prefer to have workawayers working in their area of passion and strength. If you have an idea, please reach out! Other things we are interested in: help with our travel business, add to the beauty of our project and home by creating an art project to contribute, landscaping project, etc. We're open to ideas!
    For meals, we'll provide food for breakfasts and lunches, but everyone prepares their own food. The evening meal will be communal when we all eat together (when we're in town). We see meal preparation as a group project and while it will not be a part of the 5 hours of volunteering, we'd love help and can prepare the evening meal together.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Portugués: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio
    Italiano: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We just love to learn about and share languages!

  • Alojamiento


    You'll have a nice spare bedroom in our home. There is a shared bathroom in the hall.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We live in paradise! The beautiful central coast of California! It is a nature-lover's paradise with the beach nearby (Pismo Beach and Avila Beach), numerous hiking trails, and other famous tourist sites, including San Luis Obispo with it's fun Thursday night Farmer's Market, numerous live music concerts outdoors, Hearst Castle up the coast, we are surrounded by California wine country, and Santa Barbara is just a 1.5 hour drive to the south. We are quite far from a big city, but we have numerous middle-sized cities all around us! We live in a neighborhood (other houses close by), but we're about a 5 minute drive from the center of town. Within 10 minutes walking distance of our house there are three restaurants (a bbq steak house, a pizza place, and a Mexican food restaurant), a grocery store, and a gas station with a mini-market. We don't have good public transportation connections, but we're happy to invite you along on our outings.
    We have a couple of bicycles you can borrow too.

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    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

    I also work from home. We have decent, dependable wifi sufficient enough to stream movies, etc.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week per person

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 419319519628