Come to beautiful Victoria BC - Currently looking for people with construction experience!

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  • Description

    Description

    Victoria is a little paradise on Vancouver Island in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. Known for its temperate climate, beautiful summers and mild winders, it is a short ferry ride to Vancouver, BC and Washington state in the US. We (Greg and Ingrid) live about 20 minutes outside of downtown Victoria. Our home is in a suburban residential neighbourhood but we are minutes away from the ocean, great shopping and restaurants, outdoor adventures and one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. There is so much to do in the area - you'll never run out of beautiful places to go and experience. World famous Butchart Gardens, a gorgeous downtown harbour, museums, galleries, shops and cafes, beaches, mountains, trails and more! There's a great video that gives you a taste of our town - Google: Victoria, it's more than that! We look forward to meeting you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently looking for someone who can come and stay with us in early May to help us get our garden ready for planting as well as an outdoor painting job. If you love to work in the garden and can climb a ladder please contact us.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, (Ingrid speaks conversational German)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    1 bedroom with a double bed in the main part of the home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 5 minutes from the beach in one direction and great shopping in the other; 15 minutes from downtown Victoria, and close to the trans Canada Highway for travelling up the Island. Lots of trails and hiking nearby, and also close to a lake for fishing, swimming and small boating. We love to meet people from different places, and Ingrid loves to cook so look forward to some amazing meals. We have a lovely large deck and gazebo for lazy evenings and enjoy sharing fabulous espresso, good food and great wine. We also live with an adorable small dog and a friendly cat - so if you have pet allergies, you may want to consider that. We would hope that while you're here, you'd be part of our daily life. We would love to share with you all our favourite places and can sometimes provide transportation to various local destinations. We are not super early risers - so feel free to sleep in a bit. We can't wait to meet you and look forward to your expertise turning our home and yard into an oasis!

  • 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?

    Two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We provide lots of suggestions for places to go and things to see in the area. We enjoy talking and learning about our guests - where they live and how things are different in their country. We are close to bus routes and are happy to provide transportation to and from buses when necessary. We are also close to the Trans Canada Highway that goes up the Island, for travellers who may want to see other parts of Vancouver Island. We enjoy interacting with our guests and learning about their cultures and experiences.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

My Photo Album

Even on a cool day the ocean is lovely.
Victoria's Chinatown is small but packed with good stuff! Restaurants and shops for great food and good deals.
Gorgeous Esquimalt Lagoon just 5 minutes from our house. On a sunny day you can see the Olympic Mountains and at night, the lights of Port Angeles on the US side of the water.
Boutique shops abound in downtown Victoria!
World famous Butchart Gardens - a MUST SEE when in Victoria!
Victoria's world-renowned Parliament buildings in the inner Harbour, all lit up at night.
Our humble home.
Our little "oasis" on the deck - a bit of shade for warm summer days and where we spend most of our time fro May to September!
Our adorable little pup Ritchie, who is a Rescue and has been with us for 3 months.
Our friendly kitty, Malcolm, who thinks he's a dog.
Greg and Ingrid - newlyweds of 13 years!









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