We're a middle-age professional couple with a large garden and yard. We often need help with weeding, landscaping, raking, etc. Our neighbourhood is very appealing as we live within walking distance of a provincial park with lots of beautiful trees and trails (John Dean Provincial Park) and also within an easy walk of Panorama Recreation Centre with a wonderful swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, etc. We're happy to lend helpers bikes so they can explore independently. We're a 20-minute bike ride from Sidney. We also live close to beaches that are good for swimming in summer.
We’re well-travelled and welcome travellers from other countries so we can learn about their culture while we share ours. Travellers will learn about the history of Canada (as much or as little as they want), our First Nations people (there are many in our region), our style of democracy, what we eat and how we cook. They will learn, or improve, their English.
We need physically strong helpers who are able to weed, dig holes and help landscape a fairly steep slope, clean up overgrown blackberries, paint our deck and do other basic home maintenance work. We let you determine your work schedule based on your personal preferences, and in return we expect you to honour your work commitment. We really appreciate reliable, self-motivated individuals who are quick learners.
If your arrival date or time changes, please inform us immediately.
A private bedroom with a Queen size bed. Our home is a modest but comfortable one-level rancher in a rural subdivision. We have a beautiful garden and outdoor patio and deck. Our neighbourhood is very safe and pleasant to walk around. We provide nutritious food (but no 'junk' food) and expect your help with cooking and cleaning up.
We live a fairly quiet life. We don’t smoke and do not want anyone smoking or doing drugs of any kind anywhere on our property. We expect guests to be mature and independent, capable of entertaining themselves. We love to socialize but not all the time!
Please note: personal hygiene products with a fragrance are NOT welcome. We have sensitive noses and the chemicals in many body care products today are overwhelming and polluting. We don't want our home to smell like a perfume factory. Thank you for your understanding.
On time off, guests can enjoy walking in John Dean Provincial Park, cycling on trails and country roads, swimming at the beach or Panorama RecreationCentre, exploring the nearby town of Sidney or taking the bus into Victoria (the capital city of British Columbia), about a 45 minute bus ride away.
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