You have now stumbled upon your dream workaway situation! Imagine waking to the sun rising on the mountains, eating exotic garden-fresh meals, and experiencing an all-natural, completely unique homestead! We are two families living on a beautiful and remote property in the Cowichan Valley. We have large gardens, building projects and four children that we could use help with. We are a very busy household with lots of activities and visitors so there is never a dull moment! If you are looking for an opportunity to experience an open-minded, artistic, ecologically-minded family then this is your place.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We love to share our food and stories with you. Even though we are remote we have an extended community of interesting people who gather at our place regularly to share food and play music. We are a unusual in that we live in an "extended-family" kind of community and have unusual and different eco-buildings on our property. We like good conversation and you will get lots of opportunity to practice english.
You have now stumbled upon your dream workaway situation! Imagine waking to the sun rising on the mountains, eating exotic garden-fresh meals, and experiencing an all-natural, completely unique homestead! We are two families living on a beautiful and remote property in the Cowichan Valley.
We need help with weeding, amending and planting our garden beds. Possibly some landscaping or other chores that need a good back (chopping wood?). We are also building an bathhouse outbuilding so if you have building skills great! There is a very cute but very busy 8 year old and three other boys aged 10,11 and 13 who are pretty good at entertaining themselves, but occasional extra supervision is always helpful!
We have large gardens and a flock of chickens.We love cooking and eat delicious, plentiful (non-vegetarian) meals. There is always help needed in the kitchen...
We enjoy music (listening and playing) and good conversation and value a sense of humour, initiative, and joy-full nature. A strong back, crafty hands or experience with wood would definitely be an asset. We prefer a longer stay- three or four weeks but will consider any length.
We have a rustic trailer with a small bed (big enough for a couple who don't mind being cozy!). There is a small table with a bench on each side. We provide clean bedding and a heater when it's cold. There is a solar outdoor shower and composting toilet. Breakfasts and often lunch are generally help-yourself from our kitchen but we cook dinner and eat as a family. There is always plentiful healthy food.
We are a long way out a gravel road so having your own transportation can be helpful though not necessary as we drive to town regularly. We are a short walk to the famous Kinsol Trestle over the Koksilah River, and there are bikes you can borrow to explore. The Trans-Canada Trail runs through our property.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week