The best of California in San Francisco Retreat Center - Building

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The Exchange

We are in the early phase of building the retreat center, particularly appreciate some help on building small retreat huts, decks and platform to set up glamping tents, and repairs of existing properties Also could use some help with regular maintenance tasks for the 45-acre property with a campground including cleaning and landscaping etc.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

What you get

2 days off per week

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.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

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.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Beginner English

Between 20 and 60 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


No drugs of any kind (including e-cigs, vaping etc) , entheogenic (psychedelic/hallucinogenic) 'plant medicines' , or tobacco are allowed anywhere on the property.
No alcohol is allowed during the stay here for the volunteers.

We can only take applications 1 month ahead because we found those who applied much earlier all ended up with cancellation or delay. We keep a waiting list you can get on at any time.

Due to the COVID situation, you have to go through quarantine upon arrival if you can't drive here by yourself. Wearing a mask is required when other people are around and a mask will be provided when needed.