We are a family of a mom & dad with 6 kids (ages 0-11). J.D. (dad) works as a high school teacher and Claire (mom) works at home homeschooling our children.
We live in a residential neighborhood of Whitehorse called Riverdale. It's just across the bridge from downtown and is nestled among the river, lakes, hills, and mountains. The best trail network in the city is a block away from our door.
We live in a 2-level home. Accommodation will be the lower level of the home with a separate kitchen, bathroom, and private bedroom.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
You will be immersed in the beautiful chaos of large family life! Living in the "wilderness city" presents numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, while still accessible to the urban conveniences of a Canadian city. We are willing and able to help you arrange whatever experiences you are interested in. Also, we are faithfully Catholic and happy to include you in our prayer and faith life.
We are building a workshop/garage in our yard and our primary need is for a helper with construction. After the workshop we will be beginning renovations of our basement and building a play structure. Depending on your timing, you could help with those projects.
A secondary way we could use your help is with childcare and general help in the house. For example: caring for the younger children while we get some work done, teaching French to the children, tidying up/cleaning.
You get a private room downstairs, mostly away from the noise. You will have a separate kitchen and bathroom to use.
Food can be negotiated depending on your needs, with work expectations adjusted accordingly. We can feed you... or you can provide for yourself if you prefer.
Public transport is decent and accessible nearby (~1 block) and a bicycle is available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours a day, 5 days a week