Enjoy beautiful BC, Canada in a family environment

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  • Description

    Description

    HELP NEEDED!!!! We are currently looking for an individual or couple to come late February and get to know us and then take care of our home and pets and help out the in-laws while we are away.

    We are a busy family of 6. Myself, my husband, and our 4 children; son age 2, daughter age 8 and sons age 10 and 12.
    As a family we love the outdoors and enjoy fishing, hunting, boating, dirt biking and exploring new places and spending time at the cabin. We have a small hobby farm. We have an outdoor dog and two cats as well as bunnies and chickens. In the spring time we will get our lambs which are our children’s 4H projects. We built our dream home on 15 acres which attaches to our families 1300 acre cattle ranch. We enjoy getting to meet new people and learn about their cultures. We have already formed some amazing bonds through workaway and hope to make some more lifelong friends. My husband is a full time farmer and logger and I work three days a week at the elementary school that our oldest three children attend. Therefor guests must be independent and comfortable spending some time on their own. We are looking to host people who want to come check out a beautiful new area in exchange for some help around our home and yard. We are easy going, like to laugh and have a few social drinks now and then. We enjoy sharing our home with people who bring laughs, good times, new ideas and a willingness to help out.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn what daily life is like here in Canada. We also invite you to join our family on outings to see the beauty that surrounds us. Willing to teach you skills you'd like to learning where we're able. There are lots of beautiful lakes in our area and we’d love to take you to them to swim, kayak, go boating/ tubing etc, or whatever your heart desires. We have the beautiful Wells grey park just over a hour from us where you can do lots of hiking and visiting water falls. We are surrounded by beauty! Come explore it!

  • Help

    Help

    Four years ago we built our dream timber frame home however there are still lots of little projects in the house and yard that just never got done.

    We can always use extra help around the house with cleaning and we greatly appreciate when our workawayers cook for us as we love trying new meals from around the world. Weeding in the garden and help with basic lawn care is always on going as well. We have bunnies, chickens, a large dog, small dog and cats. Sometimes help caring for the animals is required.

    Willingness to take on small projects around the home and yard.
    Some examples of projects on our to do list that we’d love help with include...
    - add monkey bars and assesories to the kids playground. Put roofing on.
    - create a fun/ practical outdoor oasis in our covered deck area (includes building a bar, decorating, etc)
    - cut firewood
    - build new chicken pen area

    We are also looking for somebody who is good with children who is willing to get to know our kids and help them learn about other parts of the world by sharing your culture and experience with them. Be willing to have fun and play.

    Would love to have somebody creative to help me with some decor ideas to make our new house feel more like a home.

    We love adventure and hope you're able to create some fun and bring some new experiences to us as well. While you are staying at our home we will treat you like another member of our family and will expect help with cleaning up after meals and that you keep your area clean and tidy as well.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a large, custom, three story timber frame house located in a remote area 10 minutes from a small town. Therefore it is an added bonus if you have your own transportation as there is no public transit here or just love being among nature away from the busy city life. We have a (nearly) finished basement with a bedroom furnished for your comfort. (2 to choose from!) as well as a bathroom for your use. There is a little sitting area as well as a games area downstairs as well. We try to make it as cozy and comfortable for our workaways as possible. We will provide you with your food however appreciate help with some meal planning and preparation. Most days you will have to prep your own breakfast and lunch however we always have big family dinners together. Guests must be ok with spending some time alone as my husband and I both work and the children attend school and daycare.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are near Wells Gray Provinical park which has many beautiful waterfalls and great hiking trails. We have many lakes close for your enjoyment. We live in the country side. In the winter there is snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and sledding. We look forward to meeting New people, providing our kids with an opportunity to learn about cultures and different parts of the world. We expect that people staying in our home are kind, good with children, willing to help out and act as an additional member of our family while here. Must be able to self entertain and be comfortable spending some time alone as we are on the go a lot. Our place is ideal for couples who enjoy working and playing together!

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The front of our home
Our lambs on our front yard.
The winter view from our great room.
Our home and property
Bedroom in the basement with a queen bed and dresser.
Second bedroom in basement
We have kayaks you’re able to borrow
Mosul falls at Wells grey park. Just over a hour from our house you can walk right behind this fall.
The river beach is 5 minutes from our house
Winters are beautiful here in BC
Lots of beautiful swimming and fishing lakes within a hour of us








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