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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Video Making

Create digital videos.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours

Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Right on, dude! Free to use surfboards.

Surf lessons

Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.

Dance classes

Rock your body! Join our dance classes.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

We would host you in the beautiful Santa Cruz, close enough to San Francisco and Silicon Valley to help us to produce high quality and cool videos and/or deal with social media. Santa Cruz is an amazing place for you that enjoy nature and also being close to what happens latest in the tech and entrepreneurship scene, it's a great combo! :)

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

2 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Home Stay

Learning & Fun


California vibes was my very first experience as a worldpacker and I couldn't have asked for a better place to start. Riq and Juliana are amazing hosts, not only because they are Brazilians haha, but because they genuinely want you to have the best time. Santa Cruz is also an incredible and magical place: you have the beaches, mountains and a cool downtown area in one small area. The vibe is always light-hearted and you feel welcome by the city as a whole. I will say though the best part of this trip is to get to know the people, everyone has an interesting story to share.

2 months ago


"Hi there! Welcome and feel yourself home."
This is how they met me at the doorsteps of their house when I came in after my long road trip. When Juliana and Riq say so, they mean it. They also have a lot of amazing friends visiting them and every night at their house is pretty amazing. Within 5 days I got to attend African dance class, to surf, to hike, to cook Central Asian meals, to taste a lot more, to speak different languages in one minute, and much more.
If you are a person of international good vibes, you definitely should apply!
P.s. They have a lot more wonderful surprises ;)

5 months ago

About California vibes

  • Hosted by Juliana e Riq

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About the host

We are Brazilians who loves traveling and have travelled and experience new things and also curious about culture and consciousness :) We dance, surf, enjoy, travel, party and would love to meet and enjoy time together with you. We also need some help, so hope you will have fun too!

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