Help maintain our family house and get the yard ready for fall and winter in Alberta, Canada

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  • Last activity: 01/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a happily retired couple, teacher and chef, who are living in a lovely log home, perched above the Athabasca River, with a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains. We have hosted 4 work away young women with whom we remain in contact. We are now 71 and would like help with what was previously easy for us to do - yard work, maintaining the logs in the house, small painting projects etc. We think that anybody coming to stay with us will have a good experience as we are used to having young people around and enjoy the enthusiasm and energy they bring.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live on a acreage, about 15 minutes away from Jasper National Park, and about 40 minutes from the townsite. The view from our house is beautiful, and there are numerous, hiking, biking and running trails right out the door. 10 minutes up the road is a world class cross country ski area. In the valley below us is Entrance B and B which provides horse sight seeing trips. We are 10 minutes from Hinton. There is an active indigenous culture here. I am a retired teacher and my husband is a chef. We provide meals that are exceptionally appealing. What I think would be especially interesting to an individual would be the location of our house, the surrounding area and Jasper National Park.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone who is able to maintain the general upkeep around the acreage. For inside chores, we are looking for someone who is able to paint a bathroom, perhaps kitchen as well. We live in a log home and would like to have the logs washed and oiled on the inside and perhaps washed on the outside. We also have a fishing boat hull that my husband needs help in outfitting. Anybody with some carpentry skills would be welcome.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 2 bedrooms upstairs that are available. You would share the kitchen, living room etc, but have your own room and there is a bathroom upstairs as well. You will share our meals with us. Occasionally, if we are away, you would make your own.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There would be plenty of time off, 4 work hours a day, weekends off, would be all we would expect. If you like to hike, bike, ride a horse (at an expense at the B and B) or sight see some of the most beautiful terrain in the world, this is the place to stay. It is advisable that you have your own transportation as there is no public transportation here and we are 15 minutes from Hinton.

  • A little more information

    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

    Any size of camper van is welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 199141284634

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