Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.
Help with a wide range of repairs.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Feel free to prepare your own meal here
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This is a great position on a sailboat, docked in downtown Chicago! Its a lot of fun, but there is always work to do :) We take the boat out a lot so theres lots of good times and you can learn to sail! This summer we have several initiatives going: - Refinishing the wood pieces on the outside of the boat. - Electrical work - Some touch up painting For food we usually use the grill. There are a lot of great options to eat in Chicago.Learn more
Between 18 and 40 years old
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The experience on the boat was absolutely different to any experience I have had before. The Isabella is a small boat, but pretty good to spend a few weeks enjoying the lake and the city. I could met good people, have fun and enjoy the amazing view from the harbor. Wake up and have breakfast slowly in front of the lake and the big buildings of Chicago... it was one of my favorites moments in this city.
The idea of staying in a boat in Chicago sounds cool already. But staying at The Isabella, that's when you see that all the other stuff are boring. Karl is an awesome, easy going guy who made it all to make me feel at home. He's not at the boat all day, so he let you do the things at your time and he's fair with the tasks.
Also the harbor is a good place to meet new people and Karl has a lot of friends who are always around.
You'll sail beautiful Lake Michigan, and sleep on the boat, spend time in the world class city of Chicago, and hang with cool people. The Isabella is a great boat and we take her out a lot. So be prepared to have an unforgettable experience!About the host