Organic home garden and orchard, walking distance from downtown Duncan, on Vancouver Island.



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    I am a Finnish Canadian artisan woman, whose intention is to create an inspiring space for people to connect with our innermost dreams and with one another. My home is on a beautiful southwest slope overlooking the Cowichan Valley, walking distance from downtown Duncan. I have a sweet, little rescue poodle reminding me to cherish the present moment.

    I am in the process of establishing an organic garden, greenhouses, solarium, and sauna... to nourish the body and soul. I can offer a variety of interesting outdoor work; I only want you to do what you love. I like working with live edge wood, stained glass, mosaics, and textiles.

    Duncan offers natural beauty and stimulating cultural life. There are fantastic hiking trails with sweeping vistas, and a lovely, clean river runs through the valley. Vibrant farmers' market takes place every Saturday, and summertime brings daily free live music to the downtown stage.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am sensitive to people's needs and desires; I offer a variety of opportunities and flexible choices. I offer inspiring, artful environment, companionship and reflection - as desired. You could learn gardening, fence making, construction, yard maintenance… You could learn about life on Vancouver Island.

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    It is important for me that you enjoy what you do. I appreciate support and help with cooking and gardening. Also, some renovation and building projects available to take part in. It would be great, if you are experienced in this type of work - but it's not necessary.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Own room and bathroom. Large tent outdoors, with luxury mattress and bedding, if preferred.

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    What else ...

    I can only accommodate a single person or a couple at this time. Please note: Non-smokers only. Flexible schedule and co-operative lifestyle. I can lend a bicycle and/or kayak for exploration. Hiking and swimming opportunities.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 191216475849