Experience the Yukon and help around our family home in Whitehorse, Canada

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  • Last activity: 05/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of three people and two friendly dogs living in Whitehorse, Yukon.
    Our child is five and we both work full time. Adam is a software developer and Alison is an engineer.
    We love living in the Yukon and sharing it with visitors.
    We are a busy, active family looking forward to making new friends to experience the Yukon with.
    We have a small detached furnished bachelor suite in our back yard for a workawayer to stay in.
    We live in a quiet neighbourhood with mountain views near forests and trails.
    Whitehorse offers a great dining, arts, and music scene, wilderness activities, dogsledding, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and northern lights viewing. In summer there is mountain biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and camping. We would be happy to help you enjoy it all!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Yukon offers a unique northern experience.
    Experience the true wilderness with all its beauty and opportunities.
    Live with life-long Yukoners and learn about our rich history. Become part of our family and join us for meals and outings.
    We have a canoe, bicycle, snowmobiles and camping equipment available for visitors' use, and we can provide education and help you be successful on your own wilderness adventures.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are primarily looking for help around the house and babysitting, including:
    - light housework
    - preparing lunch for school
    - babysitting after school
    - planning and preparing dinner
    - Occasional dog walking and yard work like shoveling snow and raking leaves is also requested.
    - Over the summer break (mid June to mid August) we may request 5 hours of babysitting during the day Monday-Friday.

    You would be a good fit if you are energetic, can cook, like kids and dogs, are adventurous and active, and can take initiative to help make our busy lives a little easier!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small detached furnished bachelor suite in our back yard for a workawayer to stay in. The suite is 288 square feet including a kitchenette, twin bed, and full bathroom. Laundry is shared in the main house. The suite was built in 2021 and has lots of windows and a high ceiling. Internet is included.
    We will provide groceries.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus stop a five-minute walk from our house.
    We are an LGBTQIA2S+-friendly family and would expect the same of our visitors.
    We don't allow smoking on our property.
    Our dogs are members of the family and visitors should be comfortable with dogs.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well-behaved pet may be considered.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 391216664619

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