Experience rural living while helping at our home in Alberta, Canada

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  • Last activity: 24 Oct 2022



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Seniors, needing some hands on help with the property and inside the house. Our children are grown and gone, but we now have 3 dogs 2 cats and 2 Llama's for replacements. We are always told that we have a very nice home and yard, we love flowers and have lots of flower beds and fruit trees. My husband loves to can and freeze food from the garden. Depending the time of year you visit us, you could learn how to do this. Would appreciate assistance and would love to show our visitor our local country.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Help with English and Canadian culture. Experience acreage living where wildlife passes through the property. Meet new people, make new friends. .

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Need someone to help with flowers and vegetable garden. House cleaning, cooking and pet care. General companionship. We would be hard pressed to keep you busy 5 hours a day. Right now, I need the walls washed in the hallway and the bathroom, maybe in the winter help with painting as well? Spring is always busy here, planting the garden, getting the flowerbeds and hanging pots ready for planting. Using the lawn tractor and quad to help with just normal jobs around the acreage. We don't have any horses or cattle. We are seniors and I have a bad back, so help will be greatly appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom with queen bed, private bathroom and separate TV room available if they wish to watch a special program rather than join us in the family room. Prefer to share meals like a family, can cook if they wish to. We would like someone that will be like family, friendly, take initiative, and like spoiled pets. (dogs, cats and Llama's.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have 4 1/2 Acres with lots of trees so we get loads of birds and deer visiting. Also we are about 13 km from town, but go frequently. Would be more than happy to take our guest into the City (Edmonton). Our small city offers almost anything a big city does. We expect a working guest to keep their room clean, is polite and enjoys company and helps out when they see a need. We enjoy outside living, and in nice weather we spend a great deal of time on our decks. We also BBQ a lot for evening meals. We live a casual lifestyle, jeans, sweat pants etc.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    3-5 hrs per day, weekends free

Host ref number: 224892469527

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