Experience outdoor mountain life on our family acreage in Golden, BC, Canada

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Bob and my wife is Leanne, we host guests in 2 tiny houses on our family acreage. We would like to offer a room to a lovely couple interested in helping us be the best hosts in the best spot out there! We are seniors and it can be a lot of work during busy times so we would be happy to have some help with the day to day housekeeping and outdoor yard and garden maintenance. Golden is a mecca for anyone wanting to experience outdoor mountain life - hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, river rafting - and the list goes on.

    We are looking for help from June until the end of August. We would prefer workaways willing to stay at least a full month.

    We would prefer workaways with a holiday work visa as we are running a business and will pay workers.
    Must be vaccinated and would be great if you had your own RV, camper or van, a full serviced hookup is available.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being a part of a tourism community is vibrant and exciting and you will have the opportunity to interact with the most interesting people from all over the world. We enjoy exploring the fantastic back country in the area and can share some of our special places and give suggestions for places to visit or accompany us on outings.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with the two tiny houses when one group of guests depart and another group of guests arrives. If both tiny houses have been full to capacity, there can be 10 beds to change so laundry is a big factor - we have a reputation for the cleanliness of our cabins and maintaining that reputation is very important to us. I must emphasis that we would like our guests to experience the cleanest possible environment so as well as doing lots of laundry, this involves cleaning & polishing bathrooms and kitchens, dusting, vacuuming and washing floors etc - but remember - they are tiny houses. It typically takes two to three hour to clean each unit. but sometimes a little more to finish the laundry.
    We take care of it now so don't worry - you won't be overworked! General maintenance and help with lawn care and gardening is a small part but it all adds to our guests experience and comfort level so will be part of what we need help with. We are looking for workaways that are willing to work with a flexible schedule as the work load depends on when guest arrive and leave. there may be multiple days with none arriving so little work those days. Our guests are usually scheduled well in advance so workaways may be able to plan multi day trips to explore the area when long stay guest are here. We also like to experience the backcountry and like to take our RV out. We may ask you to stay and look after guests if we go out, but sometimes it works for you to join us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a large house, with a very well equipped guest space in our walk out level. If you are not travelling with your own RV, you will have a large bedroom, a separate bathroom ( might need to share if we have family or friends visiting) and use of the remainder of shared space on that level including a movie room and bar/kitchen space. The family kitchen is on the main level so shared kitchen time and meals is inevitable and details can be worked out.
    We are a no smoking house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Golden is a mecca for anyone wanting to experience outdoor mountain life - hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, river rafting - and the list goes on... Golden is home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - so world class skiing in winter and world class mountain biking in summer. Four of Canada's National Parks are located withing a 90 minute drive of Golden.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a good connection with Starlink.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a spot with full hook up and room for any rig

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    20 - 25 hours per week ending by 4:00PM

Host ref number: 361498482577

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