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We are a family of four people, including a grandmother and granddaughter, who live on a property beside Sentinel mountain in the beautiful West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. We have a fairly large organic garden. The property is located 25 minutes south of Nelson and 10 minutes north of Castlegar. We are lifelong vegetarians. If you're interested in vegetarian cuisine, this is the place for you! Years ago, our family engaged in the market gardening business, but now we have a garden just for ourselves. To stay here, it is important that you like children with all their ups and downs. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people and have hosted people from all over the world. I am a semi-retired language teacher and enjoy learning other languages and helping people with their language. I look forward to hearing from you.
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I am happy to help you with your English and can share my knowledge of vegetarian cooking and gardening.
Projekte mit Kindern
Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.
As a volunteer, you would be asked mostly to help with the garden and yard work as well as with a little babysitting and some housekeeping. We need someone to help in the busy planting season of spring, however, during the other months there is always a need to help with harvesting and preserving the food as well as general yard and home maintenance. Some help may also be needed with my 99 year old mother, helping her exercise, for example.
You would be staying in my home on the first floor. You would have your own bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. If there are 2 or more volunteers, you would be sharing the bathroom with the other person. We live mostly on the second floor of the house. Meals would be vegetarian and would be shared.
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During your time off, you can enjoy a wealth of activities. The region offers great hiking and rock climbing and bouldering as well as swimming, road and mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, which you can do from our river property. Alpine hiking is possible, but ideally, one would need a four wheel drive vehicle. There are local buses 4 times a day, 6 days a week to Nelson, Castlegar and other areas in the region. One of us or one of our extended family often goes to town. We enjoy a healthy lifestyle which excludes smoking and the use of drugs. Alcohol consumption is limited. We would prefer a similar approach to health from our volunteeers. Please note, I am allergic to scented products and cigarette smoke.
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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After only a few days I really felt at home at their place and had so much fun there. My work was mostly weeding (to get the garden ready for planting season) and I always had the weekends off. Katya definitely made sure I had enough free time and… read more
Katya was a fabulous host, I had a cute bedroom in a beautiful house! I can’t even describe how lovely my stay was. I will never forget how amazing this leg of my trip was. It was way more than I could ask for a first work away experience.
As I met part of Katya’s family, I… read more
Katya is a kind hearted and sweet lady; her and her family were a delight to volunteer for. It's so… read more
And yeah, the food is really good as well as being together.
I could write more great things now but i would like to say one… read more
Everyone is very nice and welcoming and I felt like a part of the family from the… read more
First of all, the accommodation is just perfect. The bed is very big and comfortable adding that you have your own private bathroom.
The tasks that we were doing while our stay was varied, most of the time in the garden (watering, mowing, picking, pruning or weeding) and from time to time, clean the… read more
Katya is a very kind, patient and friendly host (and a GREAT cook). I had minimal… read more
She and her family are nice, funny and very welcoming.
I learned a lot about gardening and her garden inspires me to plant vegetables myself.
Her granddaughter Charlene is just adorable… read more
Katya is an extraordinary cook and it was always a lot of fun to have nice family dinners together. The granddaughter Charlene is a very cute… read more
I had really good time with her, charline, poul,granma and all family
We went together in 2 concert (opera and blues) and couple times in town, really helpful
Katia is a Very cook and amazing person with open mind
I hope to visit u again in your farm or in Italy
For all the people want to go in bc you have to go in… read more
I really enjoyed it and felt very comfortable since the very first moment as they are so nice people and include you in their family life.
The work was gardening, babysitting and generell house work, I liked it.
Its great that there is a car which workawayer can use. Castlegar and Nelson… read more
Even when it was our first work away experience we can say that it was our best.
Katya did the best vegetarian meals we had so far. The rooms were absolutely awesome and the car we have been offered was great to explore the beautiful kootenay area around their house. The whole family including the grandmother are so lovely and polite we… read more
The work was a good mix between gardening, helping in the house and looking after Charleen, her granddaughter. The food was delicious and all the vegetables were from her garden and I especially loved her fruit crisps :)
She involved me in all… read more
I had a very cozy room, with a big confortable bed. The work was not too hard and mostly in the beautiful… read more
Special thanks goes to Poul… read more
Katya is a very nice and helpful character. She is interested in other cultures and always very sympathetic. Anna didn't feel very good at this time and she was a big help… read more
I only wished they could… read more
The jobs they had for us were varied and not too tasking and were also amply rewarded with the delicious freshly grown produce on the allotment.
Every step was… read more
We have had a wonderful time in Castlegar, with Katya's cute dog Maggie and the whole family. Everyone is so courteous and very helpful. The whole family has involved us in their everyday life so we celebrated Thanksgiving together and watched a Hockey game in Castlegar. During 3 weeks we helped Katya in the garden and also learned a lot from… read more
It was a wonderful experience, from beginning to end.
The place is sublime, surrounded by the mountains and located just near the Kootenay river.
Katya was always very welcoming and very patient with me, even when my english wasn't so good.… read more