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Help me with some renovations around my home and explore Halifax, Canada

  • Canada
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  • Last activity: 03/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    As a mature student I ambitiously bought a "fixer-upper" house before returning to study. With recycled materials and a lot hours of slog I have made the place livable, however I need help to complete some projects and fuel my enthusiasm to get tasks complete.
    My small house has a view of the Halifax harbour. It is in a great location to explore this wonderful Maritime city in Nova Scotia: where I have settled after working and travelling in several countries

  • 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

    Halifax is a culturally rich city on the east coast of Canada. Historic sites, immigration museum, harbour walks, beaches, walking trails, pubs, a fantastic music scene, nightlife and festivals are all part of the east coast magic. Google: "discover halifax", to see all the possibilities.

  • Help


    While working and studying I have made this house a bit more habitable but it still needs a bedroom painted, a sink and floor tile in a tiny bathroom and other projects on my wish list. If you have building or home renovation experience please come!
    Electrical knowledge would be wonderful! A carpenter, who wouldn't want your help? If you have the willingness and ability to help me take off wall boarding and insulate then drywall a room I will snap you up!
    Other helpful skills would include painting and or patching some cracks. Your enthusiasm and willingness to help is especially welcome. A fall or winter stay may be possible if you have a specific expertise to offer and can shovel the driveway ( lots of snow in Nova Scotia in winter).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You'll have your own clean and private bedroom . The sitting room, kitchen and one bathroom are all functional and clean. There's a garden to sit outside and maybe have a campfire.
    Food provided. Flexible cooking arrangements can be discussed. You will need to cook your own supper sometimes .
    You must like and have a kind disposition towards animals as I have a large hairy dog. He is a goofy wimp but will likely follow you around and get in your way when you are trying to do work!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Your stay here will give you lots of opportunities to get around. A five minute walk to the ferry takes you to Halifax central in twenty minutes. There is also a bus service outside the house to take you around the area. One of the many beaches is a 15 minute bus ride away. If you fix up one of my two bikes, you can have that for transportation too.
    I walk my dog a few kms on various trails each day, to beaches, lakes or through forests. You would be welcome to join me hiking or to get a ride out.
    I have traveled widely myself so enjoy meeting people from different countries and cultures. If you are staying more than a week and you've offered productive help, I'll get you to some of Nova Scotia's world famous sights, like Peggy's Cove or Lunenburg.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 359426248911

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