Homestay Contra Costa County, United States

4.5
(6 reviews)6

Social Media, Web Support, and walk Dogs!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Content Writer
Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
Web Developer
Help develop and maintain websites.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Support
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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
6 weeks

The Experience

We need help with marketing, SEO, social media, and writing. Give us a little help and explore California!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Over 24 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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6 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Homestay

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Practicing English
  • 2 Developing social awareness
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Immersing in the local culture

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 4. Quality education
  • 2 17. Partnerships for the goals

Mexico

5

This was my first experience with worldpackers and it was amazing, Bara's house is super cozy, warm and beautiful. The dogs are super friendly with the new people and they're chill dogs. Chata is the most chill lol, you can find her sleeping most of the time. The neighborhood is really nice and you'll have amazing views of the city. And also SF City is close and public transport works very well. I recommend 100%

24 days ago


Bara replied

Thank you for being so flexible and respectful of my home. Also thank you for loving up my animals. I'm sure they'll miss you! Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Barbados

5

Bara was such a great host and her house is gorgeous! Loved her garden and her cute dogs! I recommend. Thanks Bara for hosting.

3 months ago


Bara replied

It was a delight to have you and your mad cooking skills here! Thanks for everything!

France

5

My stay at Bara's house was absolutely amazing ! It was my very first time doing it through worldpackers and it did not disappoint ! Bara is very nice and super helpful, always offering to drop me off along the way if she went out in the evening. The house itself is just phenomenal, the view over all SF the home from the cabin is beautiful and the dogs are just adorable. Regarding the tasks I was asked to complete, Bara was very flexible and open to my recommendation and did not force anything. Big bonus for the kitchen which is incredible! I highly recommend Bara as a host !!!

4 months ago


Bara replied

Great to host you, Tom! Thanks from me and the dogs for anll your help annd for the upgrades added to our home!

Serbia

5

Everything was AMAZING. House is Extraordinary.. i can say that the view was the best view that I ever had and i traveled a lot, cabin house is really beautiful and inspirational with sky view and wooden windows will make you fell like in some fairy tale. Location is also great, it is not to far from city and bus station but far enough to be a peaceful and quite neighbourhood and it is really near a huge park. Bara is AMAZING host, she will help with anything and provide you with anything that you need, helping and teaching, and dogs <3, there is a limit of this comment, so .. I RECOMMEND 100%

6 months ago


Bara replied

It's always a pleasure to enjoy other's enthusiasm for my place and the dogs. It is a magical space and thank you for up-leveling all the things. We'll miss your delicious cooking and the dogs, your stellar company! AND of course we'll be in touch and look forward to welcoming you back.

Chile

1

Completely inaccurate job description, poor consideration of working hours, time off and days off. Communication mainly through text messages and about tasks.

about 1 year ago


Bara replied

Caroline seems to have come to this stay in order to have a place to focus on her own work, which was not shared in the interview. At this time arrival, I explicitly, and she aggreed to, the day-to-day tasks, however, Caroline's English is at a low level so she often agrees to tasks, rules, times, schedule etc., when in fact, she does not understand what she is agreeing to, verbally or through text, which of course led to several misunderstandings. She also lacked an awareness or full respect of being in someone elses home, often wearing my things without asking, leaving a mess without cleaning up or not telling me when things were broken on her watch, only for me to find them. We didn't get to do the things I had hoped because she said it would take her too long, so I gave up on that. Obviously this was not a good fit for either of us.

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