We are a young family who live, work, and play in the amazing city of Vancouver, BC in what we are convinced is the best neighbourhood in the city, called Hastings Sunrise. It is extremely walkable, with everything you could think of needing within a ten minute walk, including lots of great coffee shops and roasteries, breweries, deli, amazing restaurants, local grocery stores, the library, and lots of other locally owned shops. We are also very close to numerous parks and excellent biking trails, and a 10 minute bike or 20 minute bus ride to downtown Vancouver.
Michael runs his own business as a financial planner and accountant, and Anna is a nurse who works part time in wound care, and is working on starting her own food and natural health blog. We have a 2 year old daughter who is adorable (we are biased of course!) and lots of fun, and are very excited to welcome a new baby in March, 2021. We have a very well behaved, big lovable dog named Steinway, who is a border collie/staffie mix. He always seems a bit depressed so will happily take any love people want to give him! We love to go on hikes, lots of beach day trips, camping in the summer, biking as a family, playing tennis, wine tasting, and love to travel as much as we can, whether that's weekend trips in our own amazing province of British Columbia, or internationally.
We are so thankful to live in a beautiful heritage home that we've lovingly renovated, and also have a great private yard where we have our own little "urban farm", with chickens and bees. We are learning to grow our own veggies and fruit as much as we can, and really value making whole nutritious food such as organic sourdough, kombucha, and our own whole milk yoghurt.
We live in the upstairs suite of our home with 2 female young professionals in a separate ground floor suite, and we try to have meals together once a week with them. We and really value living in community and sharing
life with others. We care about being involved in our community and enjoy being active in our local church.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
A chance to live in the most beautiful city in the world, and to make lifelong friends and be part of a family who will welcome you with open arms. We love learning about different cultures. We love playing tourist in our own city so would enjoy showing you all our favourite places.
We are looking for someone who can provide help around the house with things such as cleaning/organizing, shopping, and meal prep, along with some help with our daughter and the new baby when he/she arrives! Our daughter is in daycare 2-3 days per week.
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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You will have your own bedroom in our home, with a shared bathroom. You will be welcomed to share in our meals or make your own, whatever you prefer.
We require a workaway who is able to speak and understand English well. Sorry guys, but ladies only preferred. Also, due to having young children in the home, request a workaway who does not smoke or vape. We would prefer someone who is able to stay a minimum of 2 months, and would prefer longer stays. Our ideal timing is arrival the middle of February or beginning of march (at the latest) 2021. We do not have availability until the beginning of Feb.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have high speed internet, as we have a few people in our home who work from home.
We have street parking available.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week