Painting and DIY Projects on Savary Island, Canada




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    I am looking for someone to run The Mermaid Cafe while I am gone from Aug 27 - Sept 5. I will be off the property but I"ll be back on Sept 8 or 9.

    Hi! I'm Samantha. I grew up around Vancouver and have lived in Ucluelet for the past 5 years. I've just recently moved to Savary Island this past April. I run a cafe and a retreat style accomodation on Savary that I am developing. I am 30 years old, I love to surf, travel, dance, and eat good food. I may have some friends on the property who are around the same age - we are generally a fun bunch that like to make food together, share laughs and express ourselves weirdly and authentically. Come hang and help out!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Savary island is an unbelievably beautiful tropical paradise in BC. The entire island is off grid. My property is powered with solar panels and a diesel generator. The waters are warm, the sand is white, and there is lots of wild seafood to harvest freely on the beaches such as clams and oysters. Desolation sound is a fisherman's paradise - there are lots of waterfalls in the area if you have accessibility to a boat. There aren't a lot of vehicles on savary, so riding your bike around the island visiting many of the beaches and old growth trees is a beautiful way to explore the area. The community of Savary is pretty small and eclectic - if you're open to it, I'm sure you will make lots of friends with the locals.
    There's lots to explore in lund and powell river if you have a car - waterfalls, hikes, mountain bike trails, lakes.
    There is a big firepit on the property, so if you're interested we can have fires after work. You can have fires all over the beaches on savary as well!

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    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

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    I am also looking for some labour help. I will need help laying down vinyl floors and working on driftwood art projects. THere may also be yard maintenance and gardening tasks. I'm pretty open to suggestions and would love to support your creative expression!
    Would also love photos of the property for social media!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will probably have access to your own room and own toilet. The bunkhouse rooms have a queen bed and two twins in each room. There are 4 of these rooms. I may be bringing from friends over throughout your stay to help on the property, but I can assure you that there will be good vibes, delicious food and good music.
    The property is surrounded by big trees, lots of grass space and big fire pit where we can have fires. Some amazing workawayers help build a sauna previously - so we can indulge in some spa therapy as well!

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    What else ...

    There is only one store on savary - so i'd recommend bringing lots of books, a bike, and taking in the local nature. My friends will be happy to hang out if you'd like, or give you space and alone time as you need. We like to play music as we work and share laughs and generally just be goofballs. I'm new to workaway, so lets discover what kind of possibilities this cool program can bring us!

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    excellent internet connection

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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