Experience a life within a great modern family on Vancouver Island

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for one person to become part of our family unit, living with a 6 year old boy and an 8 year old girl. Sebastien is from France and Catherine is from England so our family is very international and we have traveled extensively. Because our families are in Europe, we would need some help with babysitting but also chores on the land, which includes looking after the chicken coop, collecting our organic eggs and helping with the various farm chores. There is ample room for an open minded person who is willing to appreciate good food and relaxed standard of living. We are both 42 and 44 and are retired from the business world already, having created a business called Wedderspoon, which we sold in 2014. However, Sebastien remains a director in that company and still travels to New York once every 3 months on business.

    Located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island this farm project began on 15 acres and are planning to make this land more economically viable and environmentally friendly.

    We offer our volunteers accommodation In our own home with your own bedroom and private bathroom along with 24/7 access to our brand new hot tub.

    This is a perfect situation for the right people. Only very serious applicants please. Unfortunately we are unable to assist with travel Visa applications.

    IMPORTANT PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE IN DUNCAN BEFORE 4PM AS WE CANNOT COLLECT YOU IN THE EVENINGS. THE GREYHOUND FROM VANCOUVER CAN TAKE YOU STRAIGHT INTO DUNCAN ON THE ISLAND.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a person who can embrace a family life and can become an active member of our family while discovering Vancouver Island and learning new skills.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is a home on a nearby private property.
    Laundry facilities are available.
    Volunteers are responsible to keep their living quarters tidy and clean.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Cowichan Valley is a hub for nature, kayaking, whale watching, hiking and cycling. This is a prime tourist destination.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 5 hours, 5 days a week










Host ref number: 464276693518