Share our home, our culture and our work. Ontario, Canada



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    House is full. Stay safe and healthy out there.

    No openings until at least August.

    I am a retired government employee, military and police, she is an English teacher. We are not affiliated with any organization. We live in an eighteenth century Victorian home that needs assistance in finishing projects so that we can enjoy it more. Looking for 1 or 2 eager and friendly folks to welcome into our home starting in February. My wife is currently with our daughter in China and will be for the next few months. Can't wait to meet you. I have a dog folks. If you are allergic to animals and medication does not help then please do not come.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are both English teachers. :) Canadian history and culture.

  • Help


    General help around the house and finishing started, but not yet complete, renovations. Interested persons must be self sufficient and able to cook their own meals. We provide all the food you can eat of course. :)
    Canadian history is important to me and I would love to share what I know.

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  • Accommodation


    Room and board. 2 Private bedrooms, furnished. Share rest of common areas. Private 2 piece bathroom for our guests. We provide the food but you have to cook and eat it. :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Napanee is a small town and very quiet. Some local sights along the river. All manner of shopping within walking distance.

    Perspective volunteers must be willing to share experiences of life and conversation. We have done this for a few years and feel that sharing our cultural experiences and values to be so very important and enlightening. Sure we all enjoy our private and quiet time but interaction is great as well.

    Social drinking permitted. Smokers welcome but outside please.

    Nearest airport is in Toronto. (Pearson) We would be happy to meet you in a nearby town (Belleville/Kingston) and drive you here and getting you back to a train/bus station for your departure. If you choose to fly in to Ottawa we can pick you up in Kingston.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Daniel Working on some beams
Florian, the worlds friendliest man, with Rue on the deck he and so many others are helping me build.
Viktoria, Julia and Patrick (all from Germany) 2018, receiving a welcome and coffee mug from the Mayor.
Shintaro, from Japan, is a young man who worked very hard every day. We will miss you sir. Good luck in your future travels.
Marielle from France was such a great lady to have in out home. She did some fantastic and intricate work for us.
Alina with the finished wagon wheel she worked on.
Annika from Germany working on a wagon wheel
Luis from Brazil planning beams.
Valentin and Louis learning the trade. Lots of fun.
My first two Workawayers. Marco and Keshiro. Awesome fellas!

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