Sanctuary, music, and gardens galore in North Saanich, BC, Canada

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    At this time, we are getting ready to sell our house (or find co-investors). April will be a very busy time, tidying up the outside of our property, including the gardens, making small repairs, and cleaning the house inside. The ideal Workawayer would have some carpentry skills and be physically strong, (able to help move large loads of mulch and soil, push rocks around, and climb ladders). For this reason mostly we're looking for a male helper, but it doesn't matter as long as you're strong and fit!

    We live on 1.2 acres in a residential neighbourhood, near farms, but close to town as well. We have a piano and love to make music, and our very own labyrinth in the backyard. It's an ancient tool for walking mindfully, in peace, for meditation and self-discovery.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a diverse group of friends, most of whom are creative in some way, whether it's music, dance, visual art or cooking. We love to help tutor those who are learning English, and we're eager to learn about other cultures.

  • Help

    Help

    At this time, we are getting ready to sell our house (or find co-investors). April will be a very busy time, tidying up the outside of our property, including the gardens, making small repairs, and cleaning the house inside. The ideal Workawayer would have some carpentry skills and be physically strong, (able to help move large loads of mulch and soil, push rocks around, and climb ladders). For this reason mostly we're looking for a male helper, but it doesn't matter as long as you're strong and fit!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    2xEnglish. One of us understands and can speak basic French. We like to try a little German and Spanish. One of us learned ASL.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a cozy loft space with shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're a 10-minute walk from the ocean, a 10-minute drive from the nearest town, and a 30-minute drive to the nearest city (Victoria which has lots of cultural activities. Whale-watching, kayaking and hiking are outdoor activities that lots of people like to do here. Public transport is available but not frequent. We can lend our car for short day-trips.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have Wifi but can't guarantee 100% connectivity at all times.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 537784561276

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