Little Bungalow Hostel

We are in a beautiful and quiet area of Chicago. It is very safe. We are near the train and the highway so it is easy to get to the City Center. The rental space is like a home.

Volunteers will be given some supervision and assistance in the beginning few days. After that, they will be managing the list of chores that is given to every volunteer. If they need assistance or get overwhelmed, I can come and help them. We are looking for volunteers that take their commitment seriously. I will be able to show them around Chicago on the weekends and show them my favorite areas of the city. Also, if the weather is good, we make a trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. www.chicagobotanic.org We also do a "American BBQ (barbecue) project" where we have a BBQ party in the backyard's garden. We'll invite friends and practice English with the guests and eat barbecue food.

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Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

Brazil

5

We are so happy to stay two months in Chicago! Mary was a great host for us! We have known other volunteers, we could practiced our Spanish with them, Mari from Mexico and Dani and Javi from Chile! We've had a lot of work to organize the back porch, cut the huge branches in the backyard, designer a new vegetable garden: with garlic, onion, chives, tomatoes and Basil, kill the weeds in the front yard, cut trunks and mow the lawn! We loved the spirit of the Guest house! It's a centenary house, but so cozy and comfortable. For that reason we've decided to stay one more month!Thanks Mary!

2 months ago

United States

5

Mary was an amazing host! She made sure that the volunteers were satisfied with their experience. The work hours were nice and can be flexible when needed. I never felt overworked and was able to go for a run almost every day without feeling tired. During my time, most guests were up early which was great for me. Catching up with them in the mornings made it feel like they were long term roommates. I am looking forward to coming back one day. Thank you Mary!

4 months ago


Mary replied

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
The guests really loved getting to know you. And one wanted to hire you to help her move and organize her new home in Chicago!
Taking initiative my it so easy to host you. I've used all your suggestions. Initiative is the #1 thing a host looks for in a volunteer.
You're welcome back here any time!
Happy sailing! ⛵⛴️

United States

4

Overall an okay experience! Tasks were easy! Would recommend to anyone looking to explore the city as the train station is a 7 min walk from the house!

4 months ago

Mexico

5

Un lugar tranquilo y cómodo. Ideal para conectar con otros viajeros. Buena ubicación pues a 15 min esta el metro que te lleva directo al aeropuerto o al centro de Chicago!! El trabajo es lo que se describe en el perfil y las horas son respetadas. Lo recomiendo ampliamente!!

4 months ago

Spain

4

Overall it was a good experience and a good time. The chores were not very tiring, only some regarding the garden but they are not usual. I recommend this experience to people who want to practice English and meet a lot of international people.

5 months ago


Mary replied

Oh, sorry if you were confused. But, the work schedule is made by the Host and not by the volunteer. Usually, the hours are early in the day, but not always. I hope you enjoyed some of your very first volunteer experience with Worldpackers. Best of luck to you!


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