Looking for married couples to come and help out and discover beautiful Vancouver Island.

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for WORK PAIRS ideally a married couple. We have a hobby farm on beautiful Vancouver Island, with bicycles you can borrow, easy buses to Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour but also easy access to walking trails and the natural beauty of the island. You will each contribute 3 hours of help a day. Winter help we require is mainly maintaining and repairing tools and equipment, painting, housekeeping, cooking. We are quiet, and hope to find like-minded people who prefer reading or hiking to pubs or parties. If you want to know more, write to me. Come to beautiful Victoria, Conde Naste number one North American destination.

    We have WIFI 24/7 (unless there is a storm) and we have a rigidly non-smoking home and farm. We have a zero tolerance policy for drug use and for DAILY alcohol consumption. Mondays are usually "beer and burger" nights and Fridays are "jug wine" nights. We have consistently found that people who need to keep hard liquor with them at all times are NOT a good fit for our lifestyle.

    We ask volunteers to work 3 hours a day
    that leaves ample time to explore our beautiful island
    we have bikes to loan and are on 4 good bus routes for $2.50 you can be
    nearly anywhere on the south island in an hour or less

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Other
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    You will each contribute 3 hours of help a day. Winter help we require is mainly maintaining and repairing tools and equipment, painting, housekeeping, cooking. We are quiet, and hope to find like-minded people who prefer reading or hiking to pubs or parties. My husband is a retired college professor who fell from an apple tree in Sept 2011 and was in an extended coma. Not expected to live, he is now a walking talking miracle. He putters on the farm and needs accompaniment most of the time. If you like literature and/or want to practice English, he loves to read and be read to.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our home is set up as a duplex; wwoof-type helper have 3 bedroom 1.5 bath private quarters, wifi provided. We provide 3 hearty farm meals a day, sharing the noon meal but providing "heat and eat" for the end of the day so that you are free to explore/enjoy the island. During the growing season we take 4 people max. From November to March we would prefer just two, and ideally a mature married couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Handy with carpentry tools and small engines or a teaching background would be welcome. (There is a grand piano in our home, so advanced training in piano also welcome..plink, plunk not so much !) SORRY no smokers.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    3 per day, 15 hours per week...not necessarily same days each week


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