Help us out in Cottage Country with childcare and various seasonal projects in beautiful Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada



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    We are a family of 4, that live in Gravenhurst, the gateway to cottage country, just 2 hours north of Toronto. This is a bustling tourist town with lots of different attractions especially for the outdoor enthusiast. The town offers swimming, boating, fishing, canoe/kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing and wonderful hiking trails. There is also a Farmers Market on Wednesdays during the summer months, filled with local artisans, craftspeople, and of course local organic produce. The town has several unique shops uptown and located at the wharf you will find the RMS Segwun which is North Americas oldest operating steamship still offering a variety of themed cruises.
    We are looking for someone to help with taking care of the children, general household duties and from time to time helping with other projects. I am a nurse and currently back in school trying to further my education. My husband Joel is a local handyman, maintaining properties for the cottage crowd, while working for an environmental solutions company. We have two great children ages 10(boy) and 12(girl). They are active in sports and love to be outside having fun. We are a busy family and really enjoy the time we have together. Some of the things we enjoy most are hiking, camping, and spending time at the cottage with family and friends. We think it is an awesome experience to have people from different places come and stay with us, and we cant wait to show you around and share our lives with you. Welcome Home!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone to help us out with childcare as well as general help around the house. There are times that my work schedule overlaps with my husbands and we need someone for those hours. Approximately 4 hours a day. . If you have any skills that we could utilize please let us know as we could time the different projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We live in a four bedroom, 3 bathroom house that is within 5 mins walking distance to lake Muskoka. Your accommodation would be a complete bedroom and bathroom downstairs, while the rest of the house is shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Gravenhurst is a town filled with activities and attractions, hiking trails out the back door, biking, rock climbing and occasional bear sightings. Located on the shores of Lake Muskoka means there are all kinds of water activities, including canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and waterskiing. We also have extra bikes and kayaks that can be used for a day out.
    Located within 20 minutes are the towns of Bracebridge, Port Carling, and Bala, home of "The Kee to Bala" host to many Canadian artists including "The Sam Roberts Band","Sloan", "Arcade Fire" and many more. Some of the bands coming this summer include Sloan, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, July Talk.

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    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?

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 152288735424