Help with fall landscaping preparation and explore Cowichan Valley, Canada



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    Hello, I am a single man with a part time Jin Shin Do Acupressure practice and a beautiful small, yet high yield garden. I have a comfortable home very close the lovely little city of Duncan in the Cowichan Valley. I have a 3 bedroom house with a bedroom/sauna room and a studio that can be easily transformed into a bedroom. I am a good cook and love to make healthy meals for guests. I am omnivorous. I have hosted many musicians here for music festivals we have here in the valley and have enjoyed the connections I've had with them. The Cowichan Valley has much to offer for travellers; an interesting and eclectic downtown with much music and arts, especially in the summer. There is plenty of access to beautiful trails and swimming areas close at hand. I have 2 bicycles which can be used to get around with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A workaway traveller to the Cowichan Valley can enjoy all that nature has to offer, wonderful hiking trails and swimming spots, visiting eclectic Cowichan Bay and much free music in the summertime. We have also, close access to ferries to various Gulf Islands. We have a First Nations cultural centre called Quw'stsun' which offers a comprehensive education into First Nations culture.

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    Right now I'm looking for 'short stay' people to help out with Fall landscaping in the yard. I could also use help with tidying up my garage and workshop and finishing the woodwork on a small sailboat in the garage.

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    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    I have a 3 bedroom house with a comfortable double Futon bed in a bedroom/sauna room and my acupressure studio in the house can easily be converted into a bedroom for one. I can accommodate 3 people in the house with 2 sharing the double futon. There is also ample space to camp in the backyard. I can provide 3 healthy meals a day and I enjoy cooking and sharing food. I am an omnivore but can accommodate a vegetarian diet especially if the vegan is willing to help out in the kitchen.

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    What else ...

    I love to show off my valley and hiking and swimming areas. My house is situated very near the downtown core which offers lots of eclectic stores, a wonderful farmer's market, a museum and a walking tour of First Nations totem poles. I lead a fairly quiet lifestyle although once in I while I host music nights (next one on April 27th) where a group of friends gather to sing and sometimes I host movie nights. Of course guests are welcome. I am usually in bed by 10:30 and sometimes sleep in as I have a bit of a sleeping disorder. The kitchen is always available for guests.

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    A little more information

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    • 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

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

Host ref number: 192357912161