Help out with our building project in British Columbia, Canada

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    September 1 2023
    We are looking for someone with childcare experience to help us with our 4 year old daughter September 23 to October 12.


    I am a home designer and builder and this has been my dream to create this place. It is a home but so much more. I have utilized the reclaimed beams from four major buildings to create this special architectural project.
    It is 90% complete and we could use some help making it wonderful. Over the last 6 years Ive had some great people on site who have helped me make it what it is today.
    We are excited to share this experience with others and enjoy getting to know people from far away. Send us a note if you'd like to come be part of the team.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Geoff loves to share his passion and teach people how to build using various materials, especially recycled material.

    Kate loves gardening and sharing the excitement of planning and planting a new garden bed with workaways. She is also a Yoga instructor.

    We make a point to eat dinners together and take turns cooking so we can get to know each other better and share our stories and experiences.

    We run a rental on the property, so there is also an opportunity for workaways to connect with guests from all over the world.
    *Our workaways are not required to help with the running of the rental*

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Wood working, landscaping, metal work, we have many projects that you could be involved in as we finish building our house. Geoff loves to teach, and will be happy to help you learn new skills.

    We live on an acreage, so there is constant landscape maintenance to be done. Kate could use some help with weeding her current gardens, veggie garden planning/planting and care and help with setting up a new garden bed for her.

    We recently had our first child Emilee (born July 2019) so we are also looking for people who love being around young kids.

    Help around the house (cleaning, meal prep, cleaning) is also always needed!

    What you do will depend on what inspires you and what you'd like to contribute.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner
    Korean: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Kate has been learning Korean and Geoff has been learning spanish. Wed love to work on our languages and hopefully we can help you improve yours.

  • Accommodation


    Luxurious Rustic.
    Many options available. Especially if you are creative.

    There is one small cabin with a loft bed (sleeps two people)

    Sleep under the stars, or set up your tent somewhere on our 11 acres.

    On the (indoor) Yoga Floor on your sleeping mat, or set up your tent for some added privacy.

    There is a full bathroom available for workaways. Internet and laundry available as well.

    Living here is Geoff(me) my wife Kate, our daughter Emilee, Coady the dog and Geordie the cat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We aren't on public transit up here on the hill. Its 10minutes downhill by bike or car to town to Penticton. Uphill the other way. We drive into town most days, so can always give you a lift. Possible bikes available.

    We do recommend workawayers have their own vehicle.

    Penticton is city of 40K people in an arid lake valley. There are lakes and beaches at both ends of town and I believe that this place has the best weather in Canada. Unlike the coast we rarely get rain making it a magic place in the summer. If you are into climbing, Penticton is also home of the Skaha Bluffs world famous climbing area.

  • 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

    Wifi is available and there are numerous quiet locations for you to work.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can provide electricity if required, but no full hook ups or septic available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours, 5 days (max 25 hrs)

Host ref number: 396383518122

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