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Jersey City
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 3
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 40316
Region: Mid Atlantic

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Last Updated: October 30, 2018

Hey future guests.
We need help starting 3/12/2019. Otherwise we have the pleasure of being booked until then :)

Scrappy, young upstarts living thrifty and looking to help others to experience NYC on a budget.
- Curious as to who we are? Search the web for our lifestyle blog,

Sandy, my husband, runs a post production film company.
I am an Admissions Consultant and Personal Assistant, who runs a petsitting business, on the side.

We are looking for fun individuals who would like to join us in creating and running an international and eco friend Bnb - There may be sure projects assigned, but most of the work gives you a lot of flexibility in scheduling, so you can make great use of your time exploring NYC.

Help us in running our special little eco friendly home, right across the river form NYC.

The Bnb is a small rowhouse with 4 bedrooms in Jersey City, an 8 minute walk to the Journal Square subway station, and a 15 minute ride on the PATH train. 3 bedrooms are rented on our bnb and 1 bedroom is shared by 2-3 work exchange guests - each work exchange guest has his or her own bed and storage space.

We love folks that are independent and trustworthy as neither Sandy or I live there. Our Bnb manager, Marta, a work exchange guest that has lived with us over a year and is living there semi-permanently. She will greet you and help you become familiar with the home.

Tasks you may help with include:
Taking care of the guests - cleaning, washing bedding, signing in and out, etc. and making them feel at home!
Gardening in the backyard.

In exchange, we provide
A flexible schedule
Comfy accommodations
Fresh sheets and towels
Fast wifi
A large washer/dryer for you to do laundry Alocation close to Manhattan - a 15 minute ride on the underground Path subway train into the city at just $2.75/ride.

Please - in writing to us - tell us:
Your relevant experience
Your dates and flexibility for arrival/departure dates.


Our house is newly renovated by a team of past volunteers and contractors (we have hosted about 70 volunteers over the last two years!): new stairs, new siding, a new roof with two skylights, new siding and eco -friendly insulation, new closets, new kitchen, extended bottom floor ending in dining room, etc.
LGBQT friendly

Behind the house is a backyard filled with garden beds made of reclaimed wood from our projects.

There is a full kitchen with every type of cooking tool you may need, plus plenty of dishes, utensils, etc. We keep some supplies on hand for you to use, and you will have a part of the refrigerator and pantry to store your food.
We don't provide food as it is quite expensive for us to maintain a place in the NYC metro area, but there are lots of cheap grocery stores around.

Jersey City is like the 6th borough of NYC; you're closer to all the liveliness of the city than if you were in most parts of Brooklyn, Queens, or the Bronx.


Our bnb is conveniently an 8 minute walk to the Journal Square PATH train stop. Door to door, it takes about 20 minutes to commute to Manhattan. Path train stops in the West Village, Financial District, Union Square, Chelsea, and Midtown Manhattan.

Our neighborhood, Journal Square, is an up and coming hotspot, right across the Hudson River, from Manhattan. It is safe and teeming with restaurants and all of the conveniences of a city.

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