Homestay big bear lake, United States

4.5
(70 reviews)70

Help maintain a rustic Airbnb, and explore Big Bear!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
44 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
39 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
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.
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.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Support
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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Please help me with my Airbnb with getting it cleaned & organized for the guests. You will have plenty of time to explore and have fun in Southern California's hidden gem! I build a sense of community at "The Crib" with ambition and humor. The volunteer accommodations is directly behind the Airbnb and is 1,850 sq ft with 18 foot ceilings. Volunteers will be welcomed to the space with a variety of amenities.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 65 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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70 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Homestay

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 44 Meeting international travelers
  • 39 Get in touch with nature
  • 38 Practicing English
  • 31 Immersing in the local culture
  • 29 Meeting locals
  • 15 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 10 3. Good health and well-being
  • 10 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 7 2. Zero hunger

Brazil

5

Derrick was our fist host, so our expectations were higher, but it could not have been better! From a place to sleep, to any food we wanted/needed, he provided everything! Also, everything we could have needed for the projects, he also provided, making the tasks easier and more enjoyable. On top of everything, he is a very nice guy, always makes jokes and is open minded to experiences! We thank you Derrick very much for everything we lived in our time together and hope we can travel with him again, someday!

about 1 month ago

Brazil

5

Derrick was our first host, so our expectations were higher, but it could not have been better! From a place to sleep, to any food we wanted/needed, he provided everything! Also, everything we could have needed for the projects, he also provided, making the tasks easier and more enjoyable. On top of everything, he is a very nice guy, always makes jokes and is open minded to experiences! We thank you Derrick very much for everything we lived in our time together and hope we can travel with him again, someday!

about 1 month ago

United States

5

I had an awesome experience! Derrick was extremely accommodating and always tried to make sure I could experience Los Angeles/Big Bear. I had a private spacious room to myself when staying in LA that I really appreciated. The chores weren't taxing and very doable. It allowed to spend most of my afternoons free exploring. The one thing that confused me was when I applied for this exchange the only thing on the listing was Big Bear. There was not much reference to Los Angeles at all. In the end I took exploring the city with stride and enjoyed every moment of it. 10/10 recommend!

about 2 months ago


Paradise replied

The plan was for Marcus to spend more time in Big Bear but the other traveler changed his departure date last minute which affected the other traveler's schedule. My LA property is my personal home which I don't open up to travelers as much unless there are projects to be done. Most travelers appreciate the views and numerous activities in the City of Angels.

Italy

5

I highly recommend this type of experience, as Derrick is a generous and very friendly joking person. Furthermore, the work he requests respects what is written in the description, and you manage to have all the time to explore and cultivate your hobbies!

2 months ago

United States

5

Give Derrick a chance and he will make you feel at home. The work is easy and he is very generous with what he gives. He's easy to talk to, and understanding. Highly recommend for a first Worldpackers experience.

3 months ago

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