My name is Chrissy I am a single mother and I have two kids ages 10 and 13. I have a half acre property on Gabriola Island BC which is a beautiful place to live and visit that is culturally alive in all aspects of the arts.
I am looking for someone to help out. So far I am putting the finishing touches on my house, building a studio and landscaping, splitting and stacking wood for the winter. We will do a variety of these projects day . The commitment is 25 hours a week.
We live a 30 minute walking distance to the ferry and village.
Gabriola Island is a short 30 minute ferry ride to downtown Nanaimo harbour, our largest city centre nearby.
There is wildlife abounds on Gabriola ( lots of deer, wild turkeys and sea animals of course ) sure to please every animal lover and tree hugger.
In the community it is easy to find recreation of all sorts on the cheap. People here are super friendly hippie sorts.
We enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and would appreciate someone who can work well in a team environment as well as independently, strong as yard work is very hard but satisfying work.
So far I have had work away women come to stay from Germany, France, Mexico, Sweden, and California. I found everyone had something different to give our family.
There is a coffee shop, and everything that one needs on the island. Restaurants, hardware store, gift shop, second hand stores.
We have a local bus for getting around, but does not run often.
I need someone who wants to be involved in the family life who likes children.
Thank you for your interest. Happy Travels!
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We stay busy but are simple people with simple ideologies.
They can learn a bit of carpentry and how to live on a small island as it can be different than other places because of water conservancy and power outages that occur often. It has a small fridge in the room as well as television, fan, coffee maker. We will be attaching door knobs and putting trim on in the house and painting, doing some work in the garden, planting grass seed as well as pulling weeds and raking for landscaping purposes. It can be quite cold this time of year so warm clothing is good for outdoor work.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Having a good attitude and willingness to learn are great.
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I have a extra bedroom with Attached en-suite, It has a small fridge in the room as well as television, fan, coffee maker.
Gabriola is really fantastic for nature lovers so spending time going for a nature walk and hanging out in our village area are popular things to do. We have nice coffee shops and people are very friendly here .
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 days a week