Arizona: Flexible and Relaxed Homestay (Help with Home, Dog Care, Etc.) -- MALE ONLY


El intercambio

This is a great opportunity for a brief and casual "add-on" before, after or between your other volunteering, work-exchange projects or homestays. If you are exploring the U.S., or making your way to another assignment, and would like to layover in Arizona, then feel free to contact me. This arrangement is intended for foreigners visiting the United States on a gap year or similar arrangement. Please note that I only host single males.


Que ofreces

1 Horas de ayuda por día

Limpieza: Ayuda a limpiar la cocina, dormitorios, baños y áreas comunes.

Tareas domésticas: Cambia y lava la ropa de cama. Haz las camas.

Jardinería: Ayuda a plantar y cultivar plantas.


Que obtienes

2 dias libres por semana

Habitación privada: Ten una habitación privada para relajarte por tu cuenta.

Habitación compartida: Preparate para conocer gente mientras te alojas en una habitación compartida.

Desayuno: Obtén tu desayuno gratis, la comida más importante del día.

Cocina tu propia comida: Siéntete libre de preparar tu propia comida aquí.

Lavandería gratis: Hay un lugar especial donde se lava la ropa sin costo.

Tours gratis: No te pierdas de nada! Obtén tours gratis y explora.

Excursiones gratis: ¡Mantén tus pies en movimiento y ejécitate un poco.

Eventos gratis: ¡Sé parte de algo! Accede a eventos gratis.

Bicicletas a tu disposición: ¡Sube a mi bicicleta! Uso libre de bicicletas.

Traslado: ¡No te preocupes! Te buscamos sin costo para que llegues a nuestro lugar.

Clases de idiomas: Aprende o mejora tus conocimientos de idiomas.


Requisitos

Inglés Fluído

Entre 21 y 30 años


Lo que no está incluído

Vuelos, Seguro de Viaje, Transporte Interno y Visa


Programa detallado

I always have some relatively minor house projects that a Worldpacker can perform (especially painting and paint stripping).

Daily cooking and housecleaning responsibilities could also be added.

I am very flexible about the specific arrangements that can be worked out.

I also volunteer with the Arizona Humane Society as a foster host for dogs. These dogs are pre-adoption and usually are recovering from surgery or other medical conditions, and therefore generally cannot be "played with" in the usual sense. They are typically here for only two or three weeks. If a foster is present, then you are expected to spend at least one hour per day interacting (not "playing") with the dog -- slow walks, petting, giving treats, that sort of thing.


Actividades & Turnos

Professional musicians -- especially those with experience teaching music theory, Western/European music history, composition and conducting -- are also invited. I am studying the oboe but would like to learn about general music theory as well.

If you play the piano, then you could play continuo or duet for my oboe recital pieces during my practice sessions. (I have an electronic keyboard).

If you have artistic skills (painting, sketching, etc.) and would like to make some art for my home, then I would cover the cost of supplies.

Those with video editing skills could also help turn my travel photos over the years into videos. I used to do it myself and realized I'm not very good at it.

(Regardless of the arrangement you are seeking, please be either a native English speaker or have B2 proficiency or higher.)


Reglas

--Absolutely no smoking or vaping. No drug use (alcohol okay).
--Kindly remove your shoes.
--Please shower daily and avoid colognes or body sprays.
--Music with headphones only. If you have an instrument to practice, feel free to check with me for a good time to be loud.
--Please check with me before cooking a large or messy meal.
--I don't have a curfew (and you get a set of keys), but I do ask that you inform me of your daily schedule, especially if you plan to stay out past midnight.
--Use of my bike is strictly "as is" and "at your own risk." I do not yet own a helmet, sorry.

Apart from these rules, pretty much any and all lifestyles are welcome in my home. If you have any practices -- dietary, religious/spiritual, cultural, clothing, anything -- please feel free to engage in them during your stay. Anything you would do in your own home, you can do in mine.