Explore Los Angeles and help with Repairs and Maintenance: Live with a Local

-I think I am the only Homestay in Los Angeles - so if you want to stay wit a local instead of a hostel, I am the place. Stay in the middle of Los Angeles, with someone who knows the city well - I work in the tourist industry, but only sell to large groups. Home is located in the "Encino Hills" area with walking trails through the Santa Monica Mountains just 4 houses away, and the city close-by.

-Opportunity to practice your DIY (Do it yourself) skills or acquire new ones.
- Improve your English Language Skills

-You will be a member of a household, NOT WORKING IN A HOSTEL OR HOTEL. This means plenty of time to answer your questions about the projects you are working on, how to maximize your free time, what to see and do in Los Angeles, etc. - Work just 3 days a week, enjoying 4 full days off to explore everything LA has to offer. Always happy to assist with language practice, and/or planning your itinerary. You will also have invitations to join me for social activities and excursions. -Meals provided: breakfast everyday. Lunch and Dinner on work days. Can accommodate vegetarian guests. You may use the kitchen on your free days, if you aren't at the beach. I do not write invitation letters. you must get your own visa.

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
(23 reviews)23

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

Italy

5

This experience was fantastic! Being hosted by Brian helped me and my girlfriend live the true Californian culture! He is smart, thus he will provide info on american customs, story and detailed hints for your trips.
The tasks are easy. I worked on what I like most of the time. The work schedule is not always respected, though. Make sure to follow his instructions, he likes perfection.
BTW, he is a good cook, you will try various culinary cultures during your work days; there will be plenty of good food! :P Bravo!
Shut out to Sean Green, too!
I will never forget it! Thank you, Brian!

18 days ago

Italy

5

Brian was very helpful and provided a lot of info about the city and what to do during our free time. On workdays, there was always plenty of good food! As for the tasks, they varied from day to day and included cleaning, gardening or helping in the kitchen. The house is big, so there is always something to work on but the weekly schedule is super flexible and volunteers can get multiple days off in a row to travel/explore! As time may be limited on a full working day, I would still suggest planning personal errands in advance (e.g. grocery shopping or similar).
Thank you Brian & Dandy!

18 days ago

Germany

5

Brian knows so much about LA so wherever I ended up in this way too big town he could give me a ton of ideas on what to do and check out. Already miss the house and chill atmosphere!

about 2 months ago

Germany

4

Overall I had a very good time at Brian's! Especially when it comes to planning your free time here in LA Brian is the best person to do it with!!! So many awesome recommendations!!

3 months ago

United Kingdom

5

Brian was my first experience of Worldpackers and I couldn't have asked for a better one. He's a great host who really wants his guests to have the best time they can in LA and accordingly he is always willing to help you make plans, adapt the work schedule around your plans etc. The work was engaging and in an interesting setting and the food provided by Brian's excellent cooking on workdays meant I was always very well fed. I had a great time in Los Angeles and really discovered the city like I didn't think I would and can't thank Brian enough.

3 months ago


brian replied

Leo it was a pleasure hosting you - I appreciate your hard work and assistance.


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