Lakeside backpackers on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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    Hi everyone,

    **We welcome anyone that loves to be around people**

    We have recently bought an award winning backpackers hostel overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. We are surrounded by trees, fresh air and wildlife. I'm looking for volunteers to help with all kinds of things from now to end of October. If you enjoy being active, I am close by to hiking, kayaking, biking, swimming and beaches. Workawayers are welcome to help with cleaning, making beds, landscaping, renovations and building projects, helping travelers, answering phones etc . I host hundreds of international backpackers each season and invite you to be part of this great place! Late afternoon and night is left for BBQ's, reading in the hammocks, biking, swimming, campfires, and music. Please contact at least a few days before as I only have room for 2-3 at a time and don't want to disappoint. Length of stay is flexible yet if we both enjoy the experience I would prefer you stay 2-4 weeks, longer if you have a work visa. My best experiences with workawayers have been those not afraid of working hard and playing hard, who enjoy meeting new people and are open to new experiences. Preference given to non smokers and those with a sense of humor and good work ethic.
    See you soon :) New owners Bob and Nancy

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Help


    I ask for 4 hours a day for a bed 4 days on 4 days off. You would have 4 free days off per week or we can arrange for more than that if that suits better and you want to leave and explore.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A comfy bed in a newly built cabin in the woods.There is power and washroom in the cabin but you have to shower inside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will have use of laundry, bicycles, free wifi & internet, phone, coffee & tea

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day 4 days on 4 days off

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Host ref number: 118787129535