Lovely small town on Sunshine Coast in Madeira Park, Canada and a family who need your help



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    We are a 3 generation family that needs help with yard and house maintenance from time to time. Short notice inquiries rather then long range planning works best for us as the help required and accommodation changes too rapidly to make arrangements months ahead. We live on the ocean in a lovely small town on the Sunshine Coast of B.C., just 2.5 hours from Vancouver Int'l Airport. It is accessed by ferry or seaplane, and would be considered a remote destination. Sechelt (a bigger town) is a 30 minute drive, and the entire coast is ~150 kilometres from one end (Langdale) to the other (Earls Cove). We eat a lot of seafood.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Madeira Park, Pender Harbour is central to hiking trails, fishing adventures, sightseeing, culinary and cultural experiences in our scenic, protected harbour. There are 11 lakes in the area and over 5000 years of First Nation history. We are a family of longtime residents in the community. Three generations of commercial fishermen and we sell wild seafood products that we catch and have custom processed into various products. Our elderly parents live next door and they enjoy drop in companionship.

  • Help


    Right now we are seeking hardy and capable people to undertake yard maintenance using hand tools at our side-by-side residences on Francis Peninsula. Cleaning, painting, weeding, trimming brush, gardening, housekeeping and possible elder companionship. There's always things to get done so please inquire and let us know your skill set. Thank you for considering us!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A self contained trailer with parking spot and a 10x10 deck with view of the ocean is the accommodation. It has a desk, comfortable couch, Queen sized bed with a sliding door to close off the room. Suitable for single, couple or two friends travelling together. Meals, Showers and Toilet in main house. No pets please as we have a dog and two cats.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Pender Harbour offers beautiful scenery and peaceful living. We have a dog (shepherd/lab/collie mix) that loves walks and chasing a ball. It would be most convenient to have a vehicle but you can manage without one. We are super tidy and respectful folks and expect same. No drinking, no smoking and no drugs.

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Family at Christmas 2017
Spring Salmon caught Sportsfishing
Front yard in early Spring
Front yard in winter
Berry wants to play
Halloween, shows yards of both homes
Front Yard and Harbour
recreation and swimming in summer
Harbour in Summer
Harbour in Summer
Christmas 2016
On the dock, Spring.
Elaine, your host

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