Hi there, my wife and I are both early 40's and have three young, active children ranging in age from 4 to 9. We love to seek out outdoor adventures which can include cycling, skiing, hiking and kayaking/paddleboarding. Come join us and partake in the fun!
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
They will have the opportunity to see the beauty of the Vancouver and surrounding areas and explore the great cycling, hiking and water sports through our coastal rainforests and mountains and ocean.
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We are looking for a young woman or couple to help manage a busy household, taking care of 3 kids, cleaning and food prep for three to five weeks at a time. My wife and I both work full time although Karyn has a somewhat flexible schedule. Most of the help we would need would be evenings after school or possibly weekends and you would likely have your days free to do what you wished and explore what the New Westminster and Vancouver area has to offer. In the summer we may just need housesitting if we are on vacation.
Babysitting would be expected so that my wife and I can get out for the occasional date or bike ride. You must be capable of looking after 3 active and energetic kids. We love all sorts of outdoors activities including hiking, cycling, downhill and cross country skiing, kayaking and paddleboarding. The boys are also soccer crazy and would love to have someone with the ability to teach them new skills.
It would be lovely if you were into gardening as we have a large garden and yard that we love spending time in but could always use more attention. We are also adventurous with exploring new foods if you wish to cook some new dishes for us. The kids are keen to meet new people and learn about new languages and cultures and food/cooking.
**COVID update. We will likely wait until the pandemic is settling down and there has been large scale vaccination prior to starting hosting. Hoping for June 2021?
This host offers a language exchange
Would love to expose the kids to French but other languages welcome too.
We have a large basement bedroom with Queen bed, desk, dressers and closets that will be your personal space in our basement. There is a bathroom for your use in the basement, a separate entrance and TV, table tennis and couch in the basement.
We can provide shared meals but we also have a small kitchen area in our basement it you prefer to prepare your own meals.
We have several bikes available to borrow depending on what you’re looking for (mountain biking, road or around town).
We try to get away to our Whistler condo once a month for alpine or Nordic skiing in winter or cycling and hiking in summer. There may be the option of you joining us in Whistler.
It is as easy as walking across the street to Queen’s Park (New Westminster’s flagship park) with all sorts of amenities. We are in a nice walkable neighbourhood of ‘heritage homes’ and easy 10 min walk to Uptown Newest and the Quay (riverfront) area with Skytrain rapid transit access to rest of Vancouver. There is a nearby Farmer’s Market in summer to walk to and pick up local produce.
Evo (Evo.ca) cars are a co-op car share program you can sign up for in advance so you can have your own transportation while here.
We have a strict No Smoking policy!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We do have a 25 Mbps internet connection although the WiFi signal may be a little weaker/slower in our basement bedroom but of course you're welcome to use it.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week