We are looking for somebody who can join us for a few weeks in July or potentially July 2021.
We're a young family of 4 with an energetic 9 yo boy and a charming 7 yo girl. I, Alex, am a tech worker and an artist and my wife works in housing. We live in a lovely house in a pretty, quiet neighbourhood with easy access to the City and nature. We spend our weekends getting outside with friends in a park or going on camping trips, although I guess we'll see how much friend time we get with covid social distancing this year!
My sister has been a member of Workaway for a while and said it's been a really positive experience for her. Maybe you've stayed with her in Duncan?
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We're a pretty average young family so you'd get a view in to what typical Canadians live like. We live in Pemberton Heights in North Vancouver, which is mainly residences with some dense shops along Marine Drive. It's my favourite part of North Van as it has really easy access to shops, restaurants and breweries, but with equally easy access to beautiful trails where you can get lost in nature. We're also avid campers and would take you along on camping trips in the summer. We also ski and cycle, and we'd invite you to share these activities with us.
Taking our kids around the city you'd get the opportunity to explore many cultural sites, including parks, galleries, local neighbourhoods and natural areas, depending on what's open this summer with covid. Either way, it will be a great way to get our and explore the city.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Relaxed days hanging with the kiddos. There's lots of trails, parks, beaches in the neighborhood so we'd love for someone to keep them fairly active during the day.
Private bedroom, double bed, wifi. Food will be provided. We may not always be available to prepare food (i.e. for breakfasts or lunches, bit you'll be able to help yourself and of course you'll be able to join us for meals we prepare).
We live in North Vancouver (Pemberton Heights) close to Marine Drive (easy access to shops and restaurants). We have a lot of transit options available to downtown Vancouver, with easy access to the North Shore mountains. All the amenity you need are very close by, and most within walking distance. We live near bike routes and we are avid cyclists.
Time off could easily be spent biking around the city and taking in cultural sites, exploring the North Shore's many hiking trails or relaxing in a forest, taking a walking tour of the over many micro-breweries close to our neighborhood, relaxing with a book in our garden or a nearby park. We are also close to a community centers that have gyms, pools and ice rinks.
We have had a few Workaways stay with us and have had very positive experiences.
With two young kids there is always a lot going on in our house during the day, but in the evenings we tend to be quiet and relax. We're pretty tidy people and we hope that those who stay with us are also help keep the place tidy.
We eat vegetarian in our house, but we're not all vegetarians. Also, we have a cute black cat that likes to sit on your lap.
Currently, we're looking for Workaways to join us for a week or two at a time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have unlimited 150mb fibre, and in the room there's a small desk and a chair.
5 hours/day, 5 days/week or 8 hrs/day, 3 days a week