Need help with large garden near ocean and park in British Columbia, Canada



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    For my third summer, I am hoping to find Workaways who want to come to the Comox Valley to explore its many attractions and to help me manage my 4+-acre garden. We are lucky here on Vancouver Island that Covid-19 hasn't been too severe and here in the Valley we feel relatively safe. The Comox Valley sits between the ocean and the Beaufort Mountain Range where there is good skiing in the winter and superb hiking the rest of the year. My property is right beside a huge park that is interlaced with walking, running, cycling and horseback riding trails. The ocean with its many beaches is only minutes from the house which means you can often hear seals barking as you walk the trails. The Valley has many other parks and waterfalls, each unique--some with pools carved out of the rock by water or with fossils on the banks. The Valley is also rich in agriculture with lots of farms and markets, wineries, breweries and distillers. Workawayers staying with me have their own private apartment and use of a car. The work around the property consists mainly of maintenance--cutting the grass with a ride-on tractor, raking, weeding, planting and watering a huge number of plants and rhododendrons. If you are travelling this summer, I would love to hear from you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have travelled all over the world in my former life as a photojournalist, and I'm eager to learn more about where you're from.

  • Help


    Need help with planting, watering and maintaining my large garden and grounds,especially cutting grass and trimming. I do have a ride-on lawn tractor. If you've never gardened before, don't worry...I'll give you clear instructions of what I need

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private apartment with private facilities - WC/shower and kitchenette. You're welcome to sit on our deck and use the barbecue as well. If you have a car, there is plenty of space for you to park in our drive.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are literally a five minute walk to the beach in Seal Bay Park. In your time off, you'll love hiking or biking at Seal Bay Park, swimming at Kye- or Airforce Beach, or visiting some of the nearby sights such as Mount Washington, or the towns of Comox, Courtenay, or Campbell River.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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