Help with garden, animals and renovation around my house in the Gulf Island of Salt Spring Island, Canada

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    I’m renovate my house and I need lots work to done as finish the kitchen, paint the walls, plumbing and generally finishing off the outside walls. I also need help with gardening and landscaping and general help in the house, clean the rooms, prepare food, washing the dishes and more.

    I only accept single travelers. Sorry but I cannot accept inquiry from families, couples, groups or people who want to bring pets and people with any health issues, including pet or food allergies. Nor can we cater for anyone with special dietary requirements including vegetarians, gluten, wheat or lactose intolerant, any other eating disorders, religious dietary restrictions (Pork/Beef) or picky eaters as we are catering for large groups. I'm sorry but I do not make exceptions.

    I require help with several projects around our home and on our large property. I'm are looking for someone who can help with the gardens (preparing the soil, planting, weeding, etc.), taking care of our animals (chickens and walking with my puppy) as well as helping us renovate certain areas of our property.
    I live on one of the most beautiful island on the west coast of Canada. My house is nearest the highest point of the island and there are fantastic hiking trails to the top of this island. From here you can easily go visit Victoria, the capital of this province, for a day.
    Looking for people who can help with one or more of the following. Which are you comfortable with?:
    -Painting outside. Repainting retaining walls, gazebo, stair railings and outdoor furniture.
    .-Build raised planting beds/ retaining walls.
    These projects are best suited to someone with a bit of experience:
    -Plumbing , sprinklers, drip mist
    -House painting inside.
    -Low voltage lighting, installing new electrical fixtures.
    -Carpentry ,build gazebo, arbor, fix fence
    -Some small pieces of furniture to refinish.
    I prefer people complete a full work day and have full days offs to explore the town,
    And I looking for housecleaning, cooking.

    Please note: Not suitable for dogs or families with children. I do not provide wine or beer as a staple and we cannot cater for anyone with special dietary needs. Please do not apply if you are a vegetarian. I have dog and chickens and can't take people with any allergies including hay fever as we live in a very rural area and it is miserable for hay fever sufferers..

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I live on one of the most beautiful island on the west coast of Canada. My home is nearest the highest point of the island and there are fantastic hiking trails to the top of this island. From here you can easily go visit Victoria, the capital of this province, for a day. They can learning cook with me and bake. Wedding in the garden.

  • Help

    Help

    At this moment I doing renovation and I ask if someone can help me with carpentry, gardening, firewood, cleaning, painting , housekeeping, cooking/shopping for my home and various tasks on the farm.I also ask you to please respect our house & farm rules: no smoking, no alcohol and no drugs. Please clean and put away farm tools, try to save water whenever and wherever possible etc. At home I also need help around the house and in my vegetable garden , general gardening and fruit picking in season. I prefer volunteers to offer help rather than having to be asked. I have walnut, apple, pear, cherry, hazelnut and plum trees. Please ensure you have your health insurance up to date and tetanus jabs up to date. As mentioned I cannot accommodate special dietary requirements ( vegetarians please do not apply ) no allergies. No other health issues either sorry. Whilst I like to accommodate many nationalities I ask for a good level of understanding of spoken English and or Russian. You will be using tools regularly so you must be able to understand instructions , your safety is important to me.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, russian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private bedrooms in non-smoking house with single or queen beds, sheet and towels provided. Every room have a bathroom ensuite with 4 pieces; bathtub, shower, toilet and sink.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Salt Spring is the most popular location for visitors to the Gulf Islands. It is a friendly place and offers many things to see and do. There are several hiking trails. Hiking, walking, swimming, kayaking, bicycling, boating,
    This is my small note to all helpers;
    After 2 years of hosting workaways, I have met all different helpers, some very honest and hard working, some just showers and escape, yes it true it has happened. And some just have a good time, socializing, eating good food, which I provide three times a day, plus during the day coffee or tea. Now I have to write what I really want from helpers for a good stay and the food that I offer. I provide private rooms with a bathroom ensuite with 4 pieces; bathtub, shower, toilet and sink. Plus; you have a heater in the room and hot water available at all the times and a hot tub outside. From this moment if you want supper WE HAVE TO COOK TOGETHER, don’t wait for food to be ready and just ask what we have for dinner. After dinner I would like you clean the kitchen and dishes, we have the dishwasher, but some we have to wash by hands. Sweep the floor and one time a week wash the floor. Your bedroom after 5 days, need a full cleaning and change of beddings. If I ask to do some work for me, please don't change what I ask or tell someone else to do your chore. After work don't stuck in your room. Please come out and socialize. On the morning if you need talk on the phone or Skype it's no problem.
    Meals are provided: Breakfast Daily. Lunch and dinner on workdays only.
    For example; work Monday, explore the town Tuesday and Wednesday - 3 meals on Monday, breakfast Tues and Wed, If you are not happy with this place or we are not happy with your behavior, your stay will be terminated. This is new and I would like to try it. If you like to cook or bake please do. Please be aware that when you are here on a touristic property on Salt Spring island, BC, Canada it is not possible to have days off. Only when it's sunny or all the helpers on site have the same days off.), If we are not happy with your behavior, your stay will be terminated.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    up to 5 hours and depens of work.
































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