Update: covid19 measures:
We will now be accepting people who want to stay for more than a few weeks. Any travelers that wish to stay must have taken the same steps outlined by the government ( two weeks of not traveling). If you have not been traveling and have already been quarantined for a time we could consider taking you in provided you can tell us what steps you take to prevent the transmission of the virus.
Oh and you have to be completely awesome.
Mechanics , welders , metalworking, plumbers , electricians, carpenters, gourmet chef's.
I have expertise in all these areas and am up for coaching skills.
Without further ado here is our profile.
I am an adventurer and inventor who knows how to live life.
My work brings me around the world for product inspections as a garment tech, but I also do some graphic design, and product R&D across many fields.
On the island I am known as Zeuss because there are far too many Daves haha.
I love good food, music, and company.
I am passionate, energetic and generally busy but the calm and peacefulness of staring at a fire, sunset or stars and sitting with good food and drink.
I enjoy hard work and feel I am a good patient communicator.
My projects are many on the property from setting up water systems to building sheds , and trails.
My projects on the boat are never ending cleaning and scrubbing to fibreglass and carpentry work to wiring and plumbing.
Check out Galiano island and our space from Google earth ;)
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Helping me you have a pelthra of opportunity to work with many skill sets ( high/low voltage electricity, plumbing, carpentry , fibreglassing, systems controls , composting, ect.
Once a week or more I do a biodiversity cataloging dive , and regularly boating and in nature.
Galiano island is awesome, travellers will benefit from the fresh air , peacefulness and serenity of the area we live in.
Galiano island has many parks to wander; it is a short ferry ride from Vancouver and Victoria (on Vancouver island).
Galiano island has 1100 colourful people. and offers many cultural community based activities including games night, soup and bread , pingpong and volleyball.
Galiano has seven restaurants, four stores and miles of shoreline and forest trails.
I am a former tour guide and can help you discover our beautiful province of British Columbia .
The boat, projects are cleaning, cooking, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and fibreglassing.
The property: building ,carpentry, jointery post and beam buildings, heavy duty mechanics to work on tractors backhoe, excavator and other machinery. Cleaners, cooks and sewers to help with the day to day. Yard work and maintenance like trail building and landscaping.
Looking for some Strategic management and people who are good with seeing the big overall picture.
You could also play live music while I work... bahahahahah ;)
Hours are flexible, depending on the tasks being done. Not a slave driver but I like to see progress.
Chinese (Mandarin): Intermediate
This host offers a language exchange
Lived in Shanghai, for many years.
On the boat:
There are two sofas, one of which is a comfortable queen sized sofa bed. There may be other options if greater privacy is required. Also have a new boat with a few more staterooms.
On the land: There is a trailer/caravan or a 1961 highway bus. There is currently an outdoor composting toilet and shower shed.
My expectations for my guests will be to be social, help with projects around the property and boat, helping to keep things tidy and clean, I expect a good work ethic and to keep to a schedule.
I am not a slave driver, but love the drive the workaways have given me so far. Thanks to Toots, Kai, Sandra, Kenzo, Antoine, Alex, Adi,Jeff,Erin, and all the others ;) . <3
This is a safe place , quiet and free of drama (unless we are playing charades)
Not cool with racists, xenophobic, sexist folks.
My politics are non-dogmatic centrist and open-minded, try and change my mind:)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Solid WiFi, don't need any online help but your welcome to use the WiFi to do your business when your here.
A Camper van could be accommodated
Could consider workaways with pets provided they are kept on a leash as there is live stock close by.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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