Come and visit Nelson in the beautiful Kootenay area of BC and help us organize our garden



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a semi-retired couple living in Nelson for many years - we have grown children in the area who we often visit with and many friends who we connect with socially and working together on volunteer projects to do with climate change and human rights. We love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, swimming, boating.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Nelson is a beautiful small town of 10.000 people but serves an area of about 20,000 . It has an interesting history of mining, draft dodgers, doukabour immigration and back to the landers. There is a wealth of outdoor activities and a big music and theater community.

  • Help


    I would like to build some terraces in the garden for berries and vegetables and increase the size of the garden by building more garden beds. Also help with garden maintenance. My son lives a few blocks away on a family property and we want to tidy up the garden for his upcoming wedding.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom with double bed. Use of kitchen. We eat vegetarian meals but also enjoy chicken and fish. I like to cook but would enjoy sharing this with others who are interested. We have a small very friendly dog.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of outdoor activities - boating, swimming, hiking, hot springs as well as theater and music events. We live next to a rail/trail for walking and running on and a few blocks from the lake. There are several outdoor summer music festivals in the area.
    A city bus stops two blocks from our house and it is a 15 min walk down to the centre of town and a 20 - 25 min walk back up - Nelson is built on the side of a mountain so most things are up or down. We have two bicycles and an electric bike as well as a car to offer rides from time to 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?

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 562799814223