Stay with our family in an oceanfront home, Cowichan Bay, and help with home, garden and maybe restoration of an old biplane

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of three living in an oceanfront home on 1.5 acres (semi-rural) with our 14 year old son and our dog, Diego. Situated 10 minutes south of Duncan and 45 minutes north of Victoria, our home is walking distance to the village of Cowichan Bay and to public transit.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We want our guests to feel welcome and to have a chance to explore the area while here. The Cowichan Valley was voted one of the top 20 places to visit in Canada in 2015; come see for yourself!

  • Help

    Help

    We appreciate year-round help with gardening, stacking wood, trail maintenance, painting, light housekeeping, cooking, general maintenance and, if interested, restoration of an old biplane (with help). We can accommodate guests for up to a 2 week stay.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a private room overlooking the ocean. There are two shared bathrooms. Breakfast and lunch are self-serve with shared involvement for dinner. We are happy to accommodate dietary preferences and are a non-smoking household. We have wireless internet access.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Guests are free to do as they please on their days off. The village of Cowichan Bay is within walking distance as is access to public transit. We are also happy to drive you to the Crofton ferry in order to explore Saltspring Island for the day (with or without the use of our bike) or to the bus station to travel in to Victoria.

    Guests are always welcome to accompany us on walks, hikes, trips into town and further afield. Beachcombing, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and bicycling are all at our doorstep.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

The view from our backyard as captured by Stefan, former German volunteer.
The view from our backyard.
The village of Cowichan Bay.


Host ref number: 951512864693