Come and help our family with renovating gardens and enjoy being outdoors near Nelson in BC, Canada.



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  • Description


    We live in the forest 10 km from town. The house has large gardens and we need help renovating neglected gardens . This would include, raking, digging, repairing rock walls, preparing the garden for planting and perhaps some house painting and window cleaning on the house. I am a retired schoolteacher and my husband is a helicopter ski guide. Our adult son is also a guide and no longer lives at home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak English and French. We live a mountain and river lifestyle.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Rebuilding rock walls. Clearing brush and trees. Aerating and seeding the lawn. Possibly some painting.
    We live in the forest beside the river where you can fish or paddle. We are on a rural property so having a car might be nice for you. There is a bus to town.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I speak English and French, but love to explore other languages. I am trying to learn Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    Loft apartment above the garage with a small kitchenette. Toilet, bath, shower and full kitchen are in the house. Appropriate for a couple.
    We will share meals. You can also store food and prepare meals in the loft.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 10 kilometres from town (Nelson, BC). There is a public bus 6 days per week, but not at night. We live on a steep forested property by the river where we canoe. It is a true Canadian rural lifestyle where village or city dwellers could feel isolated. I go to town often to see friends and to shop for food.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have 10 acres

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 196364291195