Help with my garden and carpentry projects on a beautiful island in the Pacific Ocean, Canada




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  • Description


    I live on Salt Spring Island - one of the most beautiful islands in Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Canada, Province of British Columbia. My 6 acers property consists of 2 stories house, a beautiful garden with fruit trees, vegetable garden and I also have chickens! The house is situated in the middle of the island close to all Ferry terminals, center village Ganges and beautiful beaches. From the house the tourist trails lead to the tops of the hills and to numerous lakes where you can swim all year round. The average temperature on the island is from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. From the island you can easily take day trips to Vancouver and Victoria.

    I have been hosting WorkAways for the last 5 years, work is easy and fun.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn how to do weeding, planting trees, pruning, harvest, canning. You can cook and bake with me.
    Salt Spring Island has a lot to offer - it is fill of artisan people, musicians, local produce and you can enjoy our local lay back lifestyle.

  • Help


    At this moment I'm doing renovation and I am looking for help with carpentry, building, painting. Also with gardening, housekeeping and help with my chickens. Help will vary by season, for example in autumn will be lots of fruit picking. Of course you are welcome to eat all my delicious apples and pears!
    Sometime hours maybe longer sometime is shorter.
    I would like volunteers to show initiative and to offer help rather than being asked.
    I cannot accommodate; Family, pets, smokers or special dietary requirements or other health issues. Sorry!
    The farm is 100% smoke free (yes! all kinds)
    I'm busy to cook you will be on your on. But maybe dinner we can cook together sometime.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

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


    Tent in the garden .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Salt Spring is the most popular location for visitors to the Gulf Islands. It is a friendly place and offers many things to see and do. There are several hiking trails. Hiking, walking, swimming, kayaking, bicycling and boating are very popular activities.

    You can come to the island from Vancouver by ferry to Long Harbor or from Victoria to Fulford Harbor. The local buses will take you to the main town Ganges and from there I will come to pick you up.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    1-2 hours morning and evening 7 days a week feed the chickens, collect and wash the eggs. Cleaning, watering plants. The schedule is up to 5 hours per day with 2 days off.

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