We have fun, while we get things done! In British Columbia, Canada



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    It is time for me to downsize, I have some physical challenges so I would welcome strong, organized, cheerful helpers who love music, hiking, healthy living and cultural exchange. Help with building, landscaping, gardening, vehicle detailing, painting, sewing, re upholstery, cleaning & organizing in Kamloops, BC, Canada

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am happy to help with language skills, and I hope that you will share your language and recipes. We can attend local music events together or just share favorite songs on our playlists. I can show you around the area with occasional day trips. We will enjoy healthy meals and happy hour on days off if you would like to bring your own favorite beverage.

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    Landscaping and gardening are next on the agenda: Raking the lawn, Tree pruning and some tree removal, Spring cleaning, yard work, gardening. There are some building projects, but only for those who have the skills! I need cement patio also. Pool maintenance, lawn care, Windows to wash, Re-upholstery projects that were an epic fail with a previous helper, house prepaired, painting, cleaning, sewing, organizing, car detailing, are just some of the things I may need help with if you have the desire or skills for ANY*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ of the chores on my list that would be awesome! Please specify your skill set.

    Due to the extreme Fire Hazard in the semi arid climate around Kamloops - my place is designated as NO SMOKING, NO Flames, even a discarded bottle can start a fire with magnification of the sun so I request you respect our forest interface with ZERO smoking!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private room with a comfortable double bed. I posted in search of a single volunteer but a couple will be considered. My daughter who lives nearby, knows the best places to take photos if you are interested in hikes or day trips. We can pick you up from a designated spot in town. There is internet that is somewhat available. The city bus stops just across the road and if you are travelling with your own vehicle, parking is available on the street in front of my home. Please let us know how you are travelling and how long you hope to stay. I welcome guests for 1 or 2 weeks at this time but may extend the time depending on the current projects.. I look forward to meeting interesting people from all around this wonderful world!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My home is on the city bus route so you can get out and explore the semi-arid desert like landscapes of the Interior of BC on your own. Swimming, in the back yard pool from June through September, Hiking, Biking, Tennis and The Kamloops Bike Ranch, just across the road so if you have a mountain bike you will love staying here. Our town has a Long boarding park, Mountain bike trails, A short hike from downtown to Peterson Creek waterfall, Kenna Cartwright hiking park or floating down the river in summer as well as free concerts in Riverside Park every night in July and August. The BC Wildlife Park is a rehab center for animals that is on the city bus route if you want to familiarize yourself with animals from Grizzly bears to Elk or Eagles and many more. Canada Day offers an amazing multi cultural celebration at Riverside Park on July 1st. There is a wild flower festival at Sun Peaks in summer and the first weekend in August, the PowWow is not to be missed! Also in August check out Hot Night in the City if you are interested in the Rotary Ribfest cook-off or seeing hundreds of vintage/muscle cars in the blocked off main streets of Kamloops.

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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?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

My girls, sunshine, travel, markets, photography, healthy food = real joy!
Kick back when our work is done!
My back garden
Hike up to see the view of the North and South Thompson Rivers from my back door! Ahh My little town!
Driving into Kamloops - the East Trans Canada Highway
Road trip anyone?

Host ref number: 167666276512