Help restore our garden in Duncan, Canada



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  • Description


    Byron and i are both retired and live on half an acre in the beautiful Warmland of Vancouver Island, Duncan. We have lived here for 23 years. We have enjoyed the many wonders this community has to offer, while raising three children and watching our wee hamlet grow. Port Renfrew, Tofino, Victoria, and an abundance of forests and rivers to "get lost" in. These are only a few of the wonders this area holds. Byron has just finished up his geology degree, at 67!, and i am a establishing a home based business centering around succulents and garden decor.

    Since our retirement we have been busy with other things, and our little slice of heaven has fallen into disarray. So.....we are needing help in restoring this lovely space to the glory it once held. The house could use a few repairs, and paint. General clean up. And lots of gardening! Mowing, weeding and planting. PS. We will be looking for house painters in June/July.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Byron was until recently a member of our growing multicultural society and a world traveller. Our community is a thriving hub of interculturalism.

  • Help


    We need your help with the garden, some painting, general maintenance and clean up.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your own room with shared bathroom. We have no set times for meals, eat when you are hungry and are expected to clean up after yourself. Byron is a vegetarian, i am not. Laundry is available and if so inclined an outdoor clothesline is in use, joyfully from spring to fall. . We recycle and compost. If you are musical, bring it!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on a local bus route and a greyhound station providing you access to Tofino, Victoria, and Campbell River, etc. We are not far away from airport service and ferry service to the mainland. We have a great recreation centre that offers swimming, ice skating, live theatre and music venues. Our Cowicahn River is famous for tubing and swimming. Plenty of local hikes to get your heart racing and meandering footpaths to quiet your soul. There is plenty of things to do, explore with your free time.

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    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: 527275721148