Visit our family in sunny Florida, USA

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    Última atividade

    02/10/2022

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  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 3 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    PLEASE NOTE: 6/11/22 we had to move out of our house temporarily as they found a leak and mold in our wall during an inspection, we won’t be able to host until it is repaired, and we may be slow at responding to messages at this time. Our apologies, we will update when this is resolved! THANK YOU

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    Hello, we are Sandip and Lydia. We live on a small, rural island off the beautiful gulf coast of Florida, fishing, boating and agriculture are prevalent in the lifestyle here. We came here so that I could work as a full time caregiver for an elderly relative, and have been doing that since 2015. We are settled here for now in a 3 bedroom home, with our 6-month old daughter Tapti, and a sweet English Cocker Spaniel named Frodo.

    These days, Lydia works from home primarily and Sandip works as a supervisor in a hotel about 5 days a week. We are both big foodies and love experiencing cuisine from around the world.

    Sandip’s family is split between India, Malaysia and Norway, so he has taken an interest in learning Norwegian. Lydia hopes to move the family to the Netherlands in a few years, so her Duolingo is currently set to Dutch!

    We typically enjoy going out for a beer and karaoke, staying home to watch a film, having a BBQ in the back yard, or spending a day at the beach. We also enjoy museums and concerts and participating in our local community theater. We have frequently hosted international guests for many years, and we actually first met through the Couch Surfing community. Lydia in particular is passionate about travel and culture, and she met Sandip while living in India.

    These days between pandemic and new baby things are pretty quiet around our place but we still try to get out and do something fun whenever we can.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    You will be exposed to a mixed family from the US and India, and see our unique way of blending our cultures. Sandip is a professional photographer, and Lydia is into arts and music. We have back yard chickens and we are growing a variety of edible plants around our house. From April - November you will experience the quiet summer season on the island, when most "snowbirds" have flown north to their homes in New England and Michigan. Fishing, clam farming and landscaping/pool care are the main industries in the off season and if you're legally allowed to work in the US you will have time to get part time paid work on the island too, if you'd like to. You are welcome to use our bicycles and kayaks to explore the island and depending on the length of your stay we also might take the boat out fishing or to visit the outer gulf islands for a beach day.
    During “season” (November-March) we enjoy some of the best weather in the world and the island is bustling with seasonal residents, and many local restaurants and shops hire additional help.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We are passionate about cultural exchange. We frequently host couch surfers and love the work away concept as well. No matter what your interest or skill set, I'm sure we will appreciate any contribution you would be able to make during your stay with us. For example, you can assist Lydia around the house with caring for baby, chickens, dog, garden, and yard. Most of all, if you speak any non-English language, please speak to our baby, Tapti as much as you like! We want her exposed to as much language as possible. We always have some home repair or DIY on our to-do list so maybe that is something you'd like to participate in too?

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Hindi: Fluente
    Kannada: Fluente
    Malayalam: Fluente
    Tamil: Intermediário
    Norwegian: Iniciante

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    English is our first language and my husband also speaks Malayalam, Hindi, Tulu, Kannada and Tamil. I have beginner knowledge or past experience with French, Arabic, Thai, Kannada, Hindi, Nepali, and Norwegian, and my husband has also learned a bit of French/Norwegian. We’d love to learn more about your language and culture too! We want our baby exposed to as many languages as possible in her early years especially.

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    We want our guests to feel at home during their stay with us. You will have a private bedroom with full size bed, ample storage, black out curtains for recovering from that jet lag, or sleeping in late, and your own TV (we have Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+ etc.) There is a private entrance to your room through the back lanai (screen porch) and shared full bathroom in the hall, just outside your bedroom door. We do have our own en-suite bathroom in our bedroom so we wouldn't always be using yours. The bedroom is separated from ours by the living/kitchen/dining area in a “split floor plan” allowing everyone a good amount of privacy. There is a large screened outdoor area for common use and a fenced back yard.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    From April - November you will experience the quiet summer season on the island, when most "snowbirds" have flown north to their homes in New England and Michigan. Fishing, clam farming and landscaping/pool care are the main industries in the off season.
    During “season” (November-March) we enjoy some of the best weather in the world and the island is bustling with seasonal residents, and many local restaurants and shops hire additional help.
    In your free time you can explore the island using our bikes or kayaks, we may not always have a vehicle available to use (we share one car) but if you have your own there’s lots to explore with the Orlando resorts just 3-4 hours away, Miami and the Keys are also possible to do as a day trip or over the weekend! Sometimes we take the boat out to the barrier islands for fishing or a beach day, or drive to the beach. There are lots of opportunities for part time and seasonal work on the island if you’d like a part-time job as well.

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    Mais alguns detalhes

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      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    There’s space to park along the street in our front yard.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    1

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    Horas previstas

    25/week




Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 254489293684