West Coast Living on Vancouver Island, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Hey there! My name is Joy.

    I have a beautiful home on 8 acres, surrounded by nature, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I am looking to host one or two people at a time. The help required during your stay will vary between cooking, help in our indoor garden and housekeeping.

    Our indoor garden you can learn new skills such as cloning, pruning and transplanting. Already have a green thumb and want to teach us new skills? That would be a bonus!

    There is a small orchard, which has been neglected for a few years, I would love to see some life back in there.

    Hours are flexible but may require longer hours with more days off.

    I have a large dog named Classy and a tabby cat named Hobbes. At the moment, my daughter is staying with me as well, with her puppy Jade and cat Little Grey. We are in the process of building a cabin above one of the ponds on the property that she will be moving into so, if you have construction skills that is a bonus!

    My daughter and I are into healthy eating, gluten free and vegetarian. We enjoy a glass of wine or two in the evenings, love sitting around our bonfire out by the cookhouse, meditating in the mornings with everyone and hiking.

    We are located, 15 minutes from Skutz Falls, a beautiful river you can hike along; 20 minutes from Mount Tzouhelum trail head, it will take you up to breathtaking views overlooking the Cowichan Valley, 25 minutes from a beautiful, lake and only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Duncan.

    I have hosted many Workawayes over the last 4 years, many of whom, have come back 2-3 times and 2 who have stayed for over 7 months. Ideally, I am looking for 2-4 week stays, but open to longer stays if it is the right fit for everyone.

    Looking forward to connecting with you soon!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am happy to help you with your english and show you around the Cowichan Valley. My kids live close and often, 2-3 times a month, go on adventures to the West Coast beaches in Port Renfrew.
    My son and his wife live 2 minutes away and they often host 2-3 Workawayers at a time. We have dinners and gatherings almost weekly, where you would meet many new faces from all parts of the world.
    Come see us on the West Coast, you will not regret it!

  • Help

    Help

    *Bringing life back into the orchard as it has been neglected for a few years and general yard maintenance/clean up.
    *Indoor garden maintenance
    *Cooking lunches and dinners, preferably vegetarian and gluten free.
    *Housekeeping - helping with weekly chores; vacuuming, washing floors, washing windows, cleaning bathrooms and daily chores; keeping the kitchen clean etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own bedroom with a shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiking and exploring the west coast of Canada. Victoria, B.C. is only a 40 minute bus ride away. Kayaking, swimming, bowling, indoor rock climbing, camping, live local music ...
    There is a bus stop a few minutes from my house that could get you into town. If I am not using my vehicle you are welcome to borrow it for short day trips if needed.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Jeana and I in an old copper mine from the 1800's. We are 40ft into it of a 100ft total.
Classy doing yoga with myself and Lena (one of the workaways/new friend)
Bonfire pit beside the cookhouse
Cookhouse/ project in the making! Do you have any creative ideas?! :)
Outdoor kitchen

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