Summertime stay help on Vancouver island, Canada



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    We have a large property located 40 km from the nearest large town. We are 1 1/2 hrs from Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver island. On the property is a duplex and a smaller cabin with gardens on the half acre. Surrounded by forrest with lake and mountain views. My partner and I have lived here over 25 years. Need assistance with renovations and garden cleanup as well as other projects on another property. Looking for someone that may have an interest in the construction field. I can teach a helper in basic construction as well as electrical.
    We can provide transportation from the nearest ferry terminal, airport or bus depot to our home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach the basic construction of a home from foundation to completion including electrical and plumbing. I am a cabinet maker with knowledge of landscaping and design. My partner has extensive knowledge in landscaping and design and pond construction.

  • Help


    Construction interest or experience would be ideal but I can teach the basics. Gardening cleanup and planting of organic vegetables.
    One project, is to reconstruct the back porch of the duplex. I plan on starting on an off grid tiny home 10' x 28'
    Rebuilding the deer and elk fencing as well as erecting some chain link fencing is also planned. There are plenty of other small projects here that I need assistance with to be completed.
    I Will be working alongside you as work progresses also looking for someone that can help unsupervised one day per week and motivated to complete a project.
    Projects may be done during the day or during evening hours. This will give you more flexibility to enjoy your leasure time during the day.
    Financial compensation may be considered for the right candidate.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a tiny home on one property that would be your accomodation. Hearty nutritious meals will be provided during the stay. This would be like having your own home during your stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Youbou is located on the shores of Cowichan lake a prestine lake with beaches, hiking trails and many opportunities for swimming, fishing and other water activities. We have a canoe, two kayaks bike for your use. Hiking trails are abundant on the mountain behind the home. Wild life is abundant in the area from Roosevelt elk deer and bears. Bowling alley dance hall and rec center are a block away.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a small acreage with a creek and waterfalls that is private and you would hear the waterfalls as you go to sleep

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 391553529543