Help in the house , greenhouse and in our cafe in Lac La hache, BC , Canada



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Come see a birds eye view of the Cariboo , the interior region of BC

    I am a pilot/pizza maker, and I need help in the kitchen or keeping house and yard clean , I need people to share the work load of the cafe with me, and to keep an eye on the place while I am away on flying jobs during the summer
    in the winter i often leave the country to do other flying work and try to find people to look after my house and pizza shop when I’m gone

    In the springtime we do garden work potting seeds and planting a small garden in the nursery that is next door

    My home is located half a block away from the cafe where there is an extra room for you to stay.
    Sometimes you share a room with other travellers , but usually you have your own room , it is a waterfront home, and there is a boat there for you to use with plenty of fish in the lake !

    in the summer from May until September there may be opportunities for you to join me on flying trips , however in the winter the float plane is taken out of the water since the lakes freeze over from december till April

    hope you manage to make a visit and explore some of the most pristine parts of BC

    If you are looking for a small town in BC where you can stay on your own for 3 - 4 months in the winter ,
    my house and pizza shop are often available to look after between oct - April depending

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    travellers here will benefit by meeting the locals in a small town in bc where everyone knows everbody
    you can walk around anytime of the night or day and feel safe !

    improve your english skills by meeting local people who come through our doors each week
    if you are a musician we have local bands who like to play here from time to time you will also be able to join them , or feel free to express yourself with your own music , we have a complete PA system set up for your perusal , sometimes we have open mike and live music

    you will be invited to join us , or enjoy on your own a variety of activities here ,
    from golfing , waterskiing , snow skiing , hiking , fishing local lakes and rivers , and horse back riding
    Depending what time of year and how long you stay you even may be given the opportunity to fly a float plane if you are here during the summer months !
    we have bikes to ride around the village and we drive to the closest town to shop for supplies every week

    You will notice wild animals often wonder through our villages , such as deer , moose , bears , large wolves are sometimes seen in the forest

    Here we offer a year round cultural exchange
    You will benefit by improving your English language from locals , learn how people fish here in the winter and summer , hike and view our pristine landscapes , you will meet people who have settled in Canada from around the world
    You will learn how we cook many different dishes here ,
    and if you are inclined to do something like open your own cafe some day you will learn every aspect of it from meeting and serving people with different cultural backgrounds ,
    shopping for food , growing fresh lettuce and vegtables , running a bar ,
    and even how we do accounting if you want , you can learn

    its an all round experience and you will feel very welcome here
    we hope you have the pleasue to join us and visit the Cariboo region of BC !
    We look forward to meet you !

  • Help


    The pizza cafe is more like our home , where we greet friends and customers in a small town where we have been serving locals for the past 14 years ,

    Some workaway visitors adapt well in the winter months and find things to do , while others prefer to sit in the cafe all day on their computers ,
    if you are looking for a lot of excitement there isn’t really a lot going on here when the weather is cold it can get quite boring to sit around ,
    The summer is another story , the weather is always great , and there's lots more to do ))
    We never expect visitors to do anything to difficult , actually it's more up to you what you want to learn , we offer min wage in partial exchange for meals and accommodations
    We welcome you to our home and hope you enjoy our modest accommodations
    We will gladly discuss any other terms in advance of your arrival , if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask
    we like to have extra people here when we get busy in the summer , sometimes there's a lot to do to keep things clean and be prepared
    it's nice to meet new and interesting people from different countries , to make friends and share new ideas ,
    you will meet all kinds of locals here from ranchers to loggers , pipeline workers and gold miners
    In the winter months mainly locals visit us in the cafe to have a pizza , drink some beer or wine , and play pool , It's a normal winter day )
    in the summer we also get hundreds of tourists stopping by who are visiting the interior of BC from all over the world

    We always need help in the house and greenhouse - just trying to keep our places organized and clean ,
    we have a menu where we teach you how to cook everything we serve in the first few weeks
    you are always welcome to teach us new recipes from your countries that you can cook for us all to enjoy 😊
    I can teach you how to make the best pizzas ever!

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    house property on the lake behind cafe , clean, private and comfortable

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot of recreation in the southern cariboo if you enjoy wildlife viewing , fishing , biking , boating , hiking or swimming in one of the 7000 lakes within an hour from Lac La Hache
    There are guest ranches and first nation villages you can explore in the summer and a local ski hill ( Mount Timothy ) in the winter !

  • 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

    We are open everyday for breakfast lunch and dinner (max 40 hours)

Host ref number: 928935326176