Be a part of our family helping at home and with the kids in Chilliwack, Canada

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  • Last activity: 28 Mar 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We live in a small city Chilliwack, approximately 1.5hours from the heart of downtown Vancouver.
    My name is Mel (mom) I am 28 years old. I work for a company and am hoping to take the kids out of their current daycare and have them at home playing and doing crafts. My husband Taylor (dad) is 30 years old he has his own company. We have a busy lifestyle and constantly are up to something. We are lucky because even though we both work full time we find that we have flexible schedules to still be present with the kids.
    Our son Grehy who is turning 6! is in Kindergarten. Our daughter Georgia is 4! Our youngest son Lachlan is turning 3! Our dog Kulah is a 9 year old German Shepherd. We mostly take him to work with us but he is very loved by the whole family.

    Our goal is to take Georgia and Lachlan out of daycare and have them home with you. We still want them to have schedule and be going outside to the park and colouring/painting at home. I will be dropping Grehy off at school and he will be getting picked up and dropped off at home if I’m not already home from work. It’s a bonus if you have a drivers license because you can borrow the vehicle or take the kids out to do things.
    We are hopeful that light house work can be done. It’s also a plus for you to bake with the kids, I know they would love that! Our family is healthy… I am basically Vegan, my husband eats meat. I do the cooking in the house but some nights if you wanted to help out, I would love that!! Dinner is always cooked but breakfast/lunch is kind of a fend for yourself. Weekends we do brunches. We are a very easy going family! We like to go with the flow. We thrive off a clean and organized home. And we enjoy good meals and company.

    You will have your own bedroom downstairs by the front door. We will make it as cozy and comfortable for you as possible! We want this to feel like your home too! The bathroom is upstairs that you will be using but we have child locks on the cupboards so your belongings can be tucked away without anyone touching them.

    Honestly just looking for an extra set of hands and someone to be at home when the kids wake up because we will most likely already be gone for the day to work. I don’t want to jinx it but our children are good sleepers… when they aren’t being woken up for daycare they wake up around 8:30-9am and we like to have them in bed around 8:30pm. I hope we are a good fit for your lifestyle too! Please message with any questions, can’t wait to meet you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will come be a part of our family and learn how a typical Canadian family lives. We can teach you cooking, help with learning English & show you around our beautiful town! We live in a smaller town, but are only 1 hour away from Vancouver with lots of transit to get there.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for someone that has experience with children to help us with our 3 kids and with light housework. We also have a 7 year old German Shepherd that, if wanted, could be taken for walks/hikes. We have a daughter, so at this time we are looking for someone to care for the children and with good enough english to communicate with our kids. :)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a private room set up on the 1st floor. You will have a double bed, your own tv, closet etc. Dinner will be prepared but lunch and breakfast are more of a free for all. We want you to feel like part of the family and always feel free to eat whatever and whenever you want.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a bus stop a few feet away from our house so transit is easy. We have the ebus to travel all around the lower mainland and beyond for very reasonable prices as well. Vancouver is only an hour away from us. Our house backs onto a mountain with lots of hiking and trails steps away. Chilliwack has lots of natural beauty.

  • 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: 496723571429


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