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Guest House Staten Island, Richmond County, United States

3 reviews3

Get your hands dirty on our lovely Old Ferry Boat

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Expand your environmental consciousness
A traveler felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

The priority needed is for versatile people who have experience, ability, and willingness to participate in the trade skills: *️️️️ Construction, plumbing, electric, physical labor *️️️️ General Maintenance; mending, building, cleaning, fixing, painting. HOWEVER, this ship also seeks a most flexible lot — crew of humble and noble heart who find the dignity of cleaning, swabbing, huffing and buffing with a goodly eye & hand for detail.

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  • Beginner English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week

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How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing English



The experience is great, it helped me overcome fears, disconnect, get to know the culture from within by sharing the church, birthdays, meals and recipes with the hosts. It's a wonderful way to travel and get to know more about the world. I recommend them and they will enjoy it to the fullest! ❤ Victoria and Richard are wonderful people!




If you enjoy doing diferents stuffs everyday, if you are an adventure spirit going around this will definitely be your place! there you can learn every single thing about art, about maintenance and about humility lifestyle on a boat.
I really enjoy the experience and I will repeat it every holiday!
Victoria is just a wonderful artist with an amazing work hard spirit, she is really a healthy chef and she will make something super tasty with the most simple ingredients.
if you are going in winter take some warm clothes because NY get really cold!




It was such an amazing and inspiring experience.
Richard and Victoria were very caring, always making sure I was happy and confortable with the projects I worked at and confortable with my stay.
Yankee Ferry is a one of a kind boat, and life aboard was really unique. It was like living in a floating museum! surronded by Richard and Victoria's art aboard of the oldest existing Ellis Island ferry. I felt very proud and satisfied to have worked in making her look even more beautiful.
Thank you for everything Richard, Victoria and Frederik Ahoy!


Frederik replied

Thank you for the sweet review, Karla! It was so wonderful to get to know you. Wish you all the best.

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Hosted by Frederik

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This host usually answers to 40% of the messages
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This host usually writes back in 13 days

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