Cultural history projects and outdoor help in Roberts Creek, Canada

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Oops! I thought that I had done this. Retired university prof. Father of 7 grown children. We have a large, beautiful, country home on 15 acres of woodland.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in an area rich in cultural diversity with numerous opportunities in the arts, music, recreational activities, sports, and education. We also are well known in our community and are much involved in community affairs. Our home is in a lovely rural area known as Roberts Creek that is located midway between the towns of Gibsons, BC, and Sechelt. We are a one-hour ferry ride and bus trip to the major center of Vancouver, BC, where I used to teach at the University of BC. In our area there is also a branch of Capilano University where guests can enroll in courses of interest.

  • Help

    Help

    I am a retired university prof and former school teacher. I have a number of projects where I would welcome technical help, including digital entry of stories that have been sent to me from contributors. One of my dominant interests is in archiving and sharing stories from adults around the world about their childhood play. I have an ongoing collection of such stories that count into the thousands. The project is all about preserving our cultural history. Data entry, keyboarding skills, and a good command of English would be necessary skills.
    I also would welcome help on our 15 acre, woodland property, that is a wonderland of forest, streams and ponds. I confess to not being a good cook, so would also welcome help in that respect.
    We would endeavour to provide a good balance of indoor and outdoor work to helpers. We also work alongside guests.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a large, country home on two levels. There is a nice bedroom, lounge, and separate bathroom for Work Away guests. We are happy to provide groceries, but would welcome help with cooking given my poor skills in that regard.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are on a good bus route and would help with transport as we go out most days. Community opportunities for helpers include swimming at the Aquatic Centre, beach activities, skiing in season, golf, tennis, raquetball, boating, hiking, art, music (we have a piano), pickleball, local libraries, trips to other centres (including to Whistler, BC). among many others.
    We are non-drinkers, non-smokers, and live quite, healthy life-styles. I have seven grown children. Most days I go to the Sechelt Aquatic Center for classes. I work on the property a lot. As well, I volunteer at my old elementary school and our local community school.
    I think we are happy, positive, good natured people who are much involved in our community. We would like to host helpers who have similar positive dispositions and a good work ethic.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day 5 days a week


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