Doug and Pat live on the 160 acre Ranch in beautiful BC, Canada. . We have two grown boys and a girl that work in Alberta. Pat is a Registered Nurse and is working at the local hospitals, Doug is retired and busy with keeping the ranch running. It is a big property and we have lots of projects to work on, as well as take care of 6 horses, 11 chickens, 2 dogs and 2 cats! We have a filly born July 2015 that we are working with, and the mother we are training to ride. Pat is a quilter and loves to spend her free time on quilting projects, Doug likes to be outside with the horses. We have been Work-a-way hosts now for 4 years and really enjoy the program. Common chores here are feeding the horses, chickens, gardening, cutting wood for winter, fixing fences, painting, cutting the grass....it never ends :) We enjoy having guests and learning about other peoples cultures and lives. We hope you will cook for us at least once while you stay! We like to play cards in the evenings, horseback ride, ski in the winter. Come and joins us for month or two!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Here are some areas we need help.
Fencing, house sitting, general maintenance, cutting firewood, mechanical repairs, yard work, garden etc.
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate smokers or people with special dietary needs.
We love to talk about our own travels and lives. We can share Canadian culture, we love to cook from recipes from all over the world...so we hope you like to eat!
We have a travel RV as a summer cabin for our work-a-way guests. It is a 24' camper with self contained bathroom, shower, kitchen. Very nice and clean! In the winter months we sometimes take guests in to our home with us, or we also have an outdoor cabin that is just used for a bedroom. We have a few options and usually sort that out with you in advance.
We are at the base of Mt Timothy ski area, cross country and downhill, snowmobiling, ATV's, horseback riding, hiking
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
the usual workaway program (Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week), We are very flexible so it is a good experience for everyone