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We are non-smokers and prefer non-smokers. You will need to have your CoVID vaccination and be willing to have a flu vaccination in the fall.
We are a small family of 3 girls... Mum, daughter and little schnauzer. We live in Vancouver and have wonderful neighbours. My daughter is 10 years old, and is in school and activities. I work shifts - usually 3-4 per week. We are an active family and enjoy the outdoors. Preference given to French and German speakers as my daughter is being brought up bilingual.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceAnimal CareBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the house
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
I am Irish born Canadian. English is my mother tongue. I have lived in many cities in Canada and visited most of the others so can help you plan trips. My daughter will teach you piano if you do not know how, and french words.
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I am a single mother looking for a helper in the near future. I have a 10 year old girl and a little dog. General help around the house plus childcare while I am at work (shifts, 2-4 per week, various hours) is wanted, plus loving our dog and keeping her watered and fed and walked.
Some cooking is required, dishes, tidying, help with laundry for my daughter. Female only please. Plenty of free time. Bonus points if you speak German as I am trying to teach my child german (not my mother tongue). Double bonus if you speak German and French!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Private room in our house with separate bathroom (could be shared with another). Shared living space with the family, access to bicycle, close to transit.
What else ...
We are in the city of Vancouver so everything the city has to offer is within reach with public transit. We have had German aupairs living with us for 9 years and enjoy the company of travellers. There is varied time off because of my shifts - sometimes days during the week, sometimes weekends, every week is different. There are 2 community centres within 15 minute walk of us with ice rink, library, pool and fitness rooms. Lots of cafes and shops a block away on the commercial drive we live near.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Reasonable high speed connection for uploading and downloading - probably not absolute fastest though.
How many Workawayers can stay?
maximum 25 hours per week. 2 days off