Join our happy family and help us in daily life on beautiful West Coast Bowen Island, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a busy family of four, kids are super-active almost 5 and almost 8. We live on a beautiful island surrounded by the best neighbours in the world. We have a brand new house with an extra room, and a garden where we are trying to grow as much food as possible. Both my husband and I work in media, and we both grew up in families that hosted people from around the world on a regular basis so we'd love to provide our kids with the same experience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our community and the geography of where we live would be very interesting for a visitor. Our island has about 4,000 people, and my work has me highly engaged with a diverse array of community members, with particular interests in food sovereignty, environment and diversity. Our house is a place where people are always stopping in and is very lively. We live on an island, and are surrounded by forests and chirping birds, the beach is gorgeous. Both my husband and I have strong connections to various countries around the world (Scotland, France, Malaysia, Malawi).

  • Help


    Our biggest challenge is juggling work, kids, meals and cleaning. The kids are getting pretty independent these days, but are still definitely not old enough to be home alone. It would be great to have another adult around to read to them, play games, do art and take them down to the beach or on walks. We like to eat really well (fresh foods, interesting meals) so making that happen and keeping the house clean is another thing. We always have building and gardening projects.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare bedroom and you would have your own bathroom on the lower floor of our house, right beside the kitchen. It would be great to share one meal a day at least, maybe more depending on whether you are taking care of the kids. You could share our food, buy your own. Just please make sure everything is cleaned up and put away when you are done :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    With your time off you can explore forests, beaches and a beautiful meadow. There is a small village on our island which is normally very lively (but covid!) Mostly, this is a quiet place to relax and be in nature.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 427973245393