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Gardening, construction, do-it-yourself repairs, cutting lawn, cleaning yard, and other tasks in Salmon Arm, Central B.C. Canada

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  • Beschreibung


    Many nearby hiking trails, mountain biking trails, bus ride to lovely beach, walking trails right across the street and Salmon Arm has been refereed to as the music capital of BC.

    We are on 10 secluded country acres, yet close to everything - 5 min drive to downtown, 3 min.drive to amenities, All within walking distance 45 -60 min to downtown, other amenities closer, or a 10-15min walk for a $3 bus ride.

    Would currently welcome those interested in sharing their skills ~

    a) There is lots to do working around yard, in garden, growing veggies, weeding and watering.
    If you love to be in the garden, you won't run out of things to do. If you DON'T like a lot of gardening, still lots to do

    b) if you are more of a handyman or like to do construction work, we have projects of all kinds.

    Note; - If you prefer to use your skills, for a project that interests you, please let us know and we can discuss. In this
    area, you should be 100% confident in doing and working on your own.
    *** Let us know what your passion is when it comes to projects, and we will let you know what we have for you to
    work on to see if it is right for you. Tools available

    c) We have lots of spare building materials laying around as well as trees being milled for future cabin, got any creative ideas? unique skills? - something that you love to do in this area?

    d) if you have mechanical skills you enjoy, and love to tinker and solve problems.. get things running.....we have a
    couple of cars and a tractor. I think on is a 1995 4 door Thunderbird, another is just a Toyota I'd like to get running
    for workawayers, and then my 1956 Ford wagon - that runs! Also have a tractor that could use a tune-up

    d) When it gets too hot outside, there is always cleaning that can be done in the workshop/garage

    f) PLEASE let us know your do-it-yourself skills as we have lots of little jobs, depending on your skill level.

    g) We have a variety of projects from building, renovations, etc etc so if anything in particular specifically interests you,

    Important for Helpers to know,,,,,,,, you will need to be independent, self-motivated and do not mind working on your own. We are seeking workers are honest about the hours of work they do, and are not just looking for a free ride.

    If you are a solo traveller, please let us know if you would like another workawayer to work and we can put the word out. Some solo workers prefer to work on their own rather than with others. Let us know.

    Lots to experiences in and around the small town of Salmon Arm or hiking in the woods, at the beach, golf course, disc golf etc - see below on all the town has to offer.

    We have been hosting travelers since 1995 ( on and off ) and are so appreciative of the many self-motivated, independent workawayers helping us. It has been a fun ride!

    Salmon Arm sits on the edge of Shuswap Lake, surrounded by mountains, with endless hiking and biking trails.

    We are in the country yet a 5 min drive to town, or 60 minute walk, closer walk to other amenities such as; groceries (Askews uptown), pub (Setters), 24hr gym, hot tub and indoor pool at SASCU Recreation Centre, Home Restaurant, Tim Hortons in about 30 - 40 min. walk.

    We are on the city bus route so getting to town or more and more hiking trails - is very easy - you can look up the schedule by searching Salmon Arm transit. About a 10min. walk to bus stop.
    'e-bus' will bring you to Salmon Arm from the B.C. Coast, Alberta, or airports - check out e-bus online.

    There are lovely walking trails all the way into town. We are next to Little Mountain Park with beautiful forested trails for easy hiking. The top, is a 15 min walk, very easy, with views of all of Salmon Arm as well as the vastness of Shuswap Lake. Chances are, you won't get to walk all the trails Salmon Arm has to offer, - so many. Search Shuswap Trail Alliance for maps.

    See below under 'What Else' things to do and see in the area, and what to do on your time off.

    Your room is located on the lower-ground-level of the house, own private entrance, and driveway. (we are upstairs). There is a complete self-contained suite downstairs (approx 1200 sq.ft) so you will have access to a full kitchen to prepare your meals also a living room, bathroom, and dining room.

    If you like quiet time, to be close to nature, this is the spot. There are 2.5 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bathrooms. If there are others here at the same time, you will share the kitchen, living room and dining room.

    Feel free, if you want...... don't feel obligated.....to answer the questions below as it will help us to learn a little about you - The more we know about you, the better we can customize your experiences here both helping and how you like to spend your free.

    ** What are your hobbies?
    ** What part of our description sounds enticing to you?
    **.Do you have any experience in canning? dehydrating? or Freeze Drying?

    What tasks do you LOVE to do and what types of help do you not love as much?? (helps us plan chores for you)
    Are you comfortable helping and being alone or do you prefer others around?

    ** In what tasks, or skills, do you feel experienced and confident doing independently?
    ** What projects have you accomplished on your own with respect to building and types of tools you have experience with - the more detail the better.

    ** How would you like to spend your days off?
    Do you have a car or vehicle?

    Do you smoke? Are you ok being around a cat? ie:do you have allergies. She can be very cuddly and loves attention.

    Feel free, only if you want.... to share whether you have any medical conditions you feel important for us to know - including allergies or food sensitivities.

    ** Do you prefer to do early mornings, or later in the afternoon till evening?

    Are you comfortable helping in all weather conditions? (no worries, lots of indoor tasks too)
    Summer months can be hot therefore early starts are essential.

    Is this your first Workaway experience?
    Are you ok with making your own meals and purchasing your own dairy, meat, and other preferred fresh foods?

    ** Pick one:
    Are you coming to meeting others or looking for a quiet place to rest and spend time alone?
    Are you coming for the great outdoors, or to do some indoor hobbies?
    Are you coming to hopefully learn something specifically
    Are you coming to save money while travelling
    Answer, I pick _____

    What was it about our Profile, that was of special interest to you?

    Some helpers come to learn about gardening and homesteading.
    Some helpers come for a free place to stay while exploring, working online, or doing school,
    Some helpers come to share their skills and expertise,
    Some come to improve their language skills,
    Some come to 'get some alone time'
    Others come to 'socialize' with hosts and integrate with the family

    We are curious as to what your reason for being a Workawayer is....as knowing this will help us to enhance your experience .

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    See below ( in the. What Else.... section) for all the festivities an Things To Do, here in the Shuswap.....

    There is a piano in your suite, for those musically inclined, lots of easy walking trails as challenging hiking trails. We are within walking distance to the gym, pool, ice arena, golf course, and town.

    We are close to a free - disc golf park where many of our helpers go to meet others, if you are wanting to socialize.

    The Nite Cafe is a great little social hub in town offering art lessons, drinks, food, conversation and music sometimes.

    Every Wednesday evening is WOW - Wednesday On the Wharf - live outdoor music, sit on the grass at the lake and enjoy the music and dancing. If you have a car, the same happens in Blind Bay on Thursday nights along with every Sat. open mic at nearby communities. Lots of music around town.

    Salmon Arm is halfway between Vancouver and Calgary and a little more than an hour from Kamloops, Revelstoke, and Kelowna. Bus service to other towns, if you feel like taking off on your days off.

  • Arbeit


    We have many projects on the go, so let us know your skills and we will most likely have a task for you!

    Lots of handyman projects here .... a few things to consider......

    Please let us know if these tasks work for you
    Are you a 'handyman' capable of independently taking on do-it-yourself projects?
    if you have handyman, or do-it-yourself- interests, please share details of what you are confident in doing on your own
    Do you love to organize, clean, do household books?
    Do you have gardening experience? if so, what have you done in the garden/yard?
    Do you have creative skills - if so, please share what you love to do. Can you build anything?
    Handyman help: - needs to be confident doing tasks on their own.
    ~ repairing around home and garage
    ~ creative building of an additional shower (tiling or ?) to accommodate more future workawayers?

    ~IF you have carpentry skills and would like to use them, just ask - open for discussion based on what we have to do
    and what experience you have, and if you are able to work independently.
    ~ contemplating creating a cabin on property using the trees on property and collection of construction materials. Neighbour is milling wood for us

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    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Your room is located on the lower-ground-level of the house, with it's own entrance. - and driveway..... (we are upstairs) .
    This is a completely self-contained suite with 2.5 bedrooms (two large, and one small)

    The suite has a full kitchen for you to prepare your meals, a living room and dining room. It is approx 1200 sq ft and could be shared with another helper or a rental guest from time to time.

    You will cook your own meals.
    We have found that many love to have the freedom to do their own thing. All too often fresh foods are not used and go to waste as there are so many with specialized diets and preferences. We have found those that love to cook for themselves also like to shop for what they love and prefer.
    We do supply basics such as rice, pasta, oatmeal, noodles, spices, sugar, etc. as well as canned goods, sauces, soups, and frozen foods and veggies, bread, etc. Those that are hear for longer than a week, we will add to the list above. You will also purchase some of your other preferred fresh foods, snacks, treats, beverages, etc.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    What to do around town:

    There is a bus service in town, and the local bus stop is a 10-15 min. walk from the house. I think about $3 and will take your right downtown, to the malls, or to the beach. There is also transportation to some of the surrounding smaller towns for you to explore or enjoy their beaches.

    You can also walk to town along the backroads or take the trails through the woods all the way to town...it is about 40 minute walk - all down hill, so you might want to take a bus back up!

    Closer than walking to town is a large grocery store, local pub, HOME restaurant, 24 hour gym indoor swimming pool/hot tub/steam room (exercise room included) and shooting range.

    Do a couple of searches on your computer for:

    Search - Shuswap Trail Alliance - as it has a website with maps of many
    surrounding trails and group activities.
    Search - Shuswap Lady Striders, if you would like to hook up with other
    ladies for decent hiking in the forests as well as casual
    walking so not on your own.
    Search - Friday a.m. newspaper as it will list all the events here and
    surrounding small communities! Local news that will give you
    a good sense as to all the interesting events a whole page of
    community events.

    Tuesdays the movie theatres will cost you only $5- We have the Salmar Classic on Alexander St. and then the Salmar Grand with 4 movie theatres. Website includes trailers.

    Thursdays ~ Jazz nights - free (by donation) amazing concerts that are every 2nd Thursday,
    Karaoke here in Salmon Arm at local pub, Crown & Anchor also at:
    Grindrod's Riverside Pub Thursday nights, which also has free darts and pool and is along the river.

    If you have a vehicle every Saturday evening at the numerous little surrounding communities there are Coffee Houses,/ Open mic... where local and visiting musicians get up and play their stuff. Have had musicians that come through town and join in - you just sign up to get on the list when you arrive - I hear some pretty significant jam sessions are held privately after the audience leaves.

    The Night Cafe ~ is a fun little bar/cafe/art studio/ food & pizza place that attracts artists and musicians. Go for coffee/drinks/meet locals or, book an painting lesson. Food offered are mini pizza's, kale Caesar salad, brisket and more plus crepes and desserts too. Art Studio is called Meikle Studio - do a search or if you want to sign up for an art lesson.

    Art Gallery - first Friday of the month has an open house where they introduce the artist of the month and offer snacks and drinks, sometimes a small little sing-along happens around the grand piano afterwards.

    There are 5 pubs -
    Barley Brew Pub, Crown & Anchor, Setters Pub, and Don Cherry's bar, a Legion, lots of restaurants- Mexican, Thai, East Indian, Chinese and lots more.. Canooligans, is a lively 'young-persons' pub near Canoe Beach.

    Walking distance to Salmon Arm Golf Course - can walk to the restuarant/patio for food and drinks, several other nearby Golf Courses.

    Movies: We have the Salmar Grand theatre with 4 different movie
    offerings and Tuesday night all tickets are $5 to get in
    2nd Theatre is called the Salmar Classic, so don't mix them up as they are 2 different locations. This theatre presents many international Films so you may find one in your home language. Film Festivals held 3 xs per year. Banff Film Festival (always sells out, 2 nights each night different films - quite the party) and the the regular Film Festival in February and Nov.

    Live Theatre at the Shuswap Theatre - right across from the Salmar Grand theatres.

    Song Sparrow Hall has GREAT band and a monthly dance party.

    other Activities:

    Bowling Alley,
    Gun Club
    Markets and Craft Sales
    shopping malls
    Indoor pool, hot tub and gym all in one very reasonable price at the SASCU recreation Centre, and yup can walk there.

    Salmon Arm is within a 15 – 25 min drive to approx. 6 other small communities to explore with beaches, rivers, waterfalls, skiing and hiking trails. Pretty central here.

    Close to lots of activities, on bus route, and bike available.

    If you have a car then exploring is endless.

    Sicamous, Grindrod, Enderby, Blind Bay, Sorrento, are all smaller towns than Salmon Arm and
    within a 15 - 30 min. drive.

    If you have a vehicle, there is so much to explore in the mountains as well as surrounding small communities.
    Sorrento, Blind Bay, Sicamous, Enderby, Armstrong ( 20-30 min away)
    Vernon (40 min)
    Revelstoke, Kelowna, Lumby, Westbank, Chase, Kamloops, Falkland (45 min-1hour)

    We are 1/2 way between Banff and Vancouver and those travelling between these two places will most likely pass through Salmon Arm.

    Reiterating....in summary :
    Salmon Arm sits on the edge of Shuswap Lake, surrounded by mountains, with endless hiking and biking trails. We are in the country yet a 5 min drive from town, or 40 min. walk.

    We are on the city bus route so getting to town or, to the beach is easy -
    'e-bus' will bring you to Salmon Arm from the Coast, Alberta, or airports - check out e-bus online.

    There are lovely walking trails all the way into town. We are next to Little Mountain Park with beautiful forested trails for easy hiking. The top, is a 10 min walk, very easy, with views of all of Salmon Arm as well as the vastness of Shuswap Lake.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, should you feel like I should be a fit for you I will very much look forward to meeting you :) Be sure to email or call with all your questions. Happy Travelling.

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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (very flexible open for discussion)

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