Enjoy a view of the Ocean while helping our family on Bowen Island, Canada



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  • Description


    We are a family of four with two little ones ages 5 and 3. We are looking for a female who is non-smoking, motivated, outgoing, detail oriented. Ideally someone that has childcare experience or who just loves kids and someone that has basic English language skills (so the kids are able to communicate with you). We absolutely love it when you bring your culture into our home whether it be through language, music, cooking or the arts. The kids especially enjoy it too! She must also enjoy gardening, house cleaning and helping out in the kitchen. We live on a beautiful quiet island very close to Vancouver with lots of beaches, hiking trails and friendly neighbours. Our house is within walking distance to the ferry, stores and restaurants. Home cooked meals are mainly vegetarian as I do most of the cooking and I don't eat meat. We typically all go about our days then come together for a nice dinner and conversation in the evening. You are included in all our family activities on the weekends or are welcome to go explore as you wish on your time off. We are a fun loving, outdoor adventuring, laid back family. If this interests you at all please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are new to Workaway but have been a part of other hosting platforms online for years now and everyone always enjoys cooking with me and learning new recipes. I love creating in the kitchen! You may also learn something new about plants, gardens, boats and endless learning opportunities from the two little kids. haha Our guests really love the quiet and serenity Bowen has to offer. They always comment upon leaving how relaxed they feel. Yes, you are here to work but you are also here to experience all that our family, Bowen and its surroundings has to offer you.

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for help indoors mainly keeping the house clean so someone that enjoys cleaning and is very detail oriented. Also if the person creates a connection with the kids we would have them taking care of them when we are both working. This would entail taking the kids on adventures outside, playing with them, feeding them and engaging in activities such as arts and crafts, puzzles, games, etc. There would be some help required in the kitchen being my sous chef prepping dinners and on a nice day getting your hands dirty in the garden once in a while.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private bedroom with an ocean view and bathroom upstairs. This is separate from our space as our bedrooms are two floors below you. The middle floor is our living area and kitchen. With a deck overlooking the ocean where you can enjoy meals and a quiet moment if you wish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time there is lots to do on Bowen Island especially in the summer months. There are lots of great local beaches for swimming, there's endless hiking trails. You would have access to a paddle board and we are hoping to have our 34’ sailboat in the water for this summer 2020. Which you would be included in any adventures on the boat. I am always happy to drive you anywhere on island if there is a specific activity you wish to partake in on your own. There is also a local bus system on island that goes to most places. We are also only a short ferry ride and 30 minute bus trip away from Downtown Vancouver. So very easy to day trips to the city or go in for a couple days on your two days off a week.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    No more than 30 feet

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 278923969949