I live with my very energetic 9yr old boy, and 1 roommate who works in construction, so he is either at work all day, or in bed resting, or just out.
We also have 1 very cute orange kitty.
There is a large, bedroom in the attic of the house, furnished with a king sized bed. You'd have full access to our kitchen, shared bathroom, and living room.
There is a deck, some neglected garden beds, and a trampoline in the backyard.
Within 5 blocks of our house you will find: a Service Canada office (in case of immigration or SIN inquiries), a public library, a 24hr gym, multiple grocery stores and markets, restaurants representing several ethnicities, cafes, a pub, a hardware store, an accupuncturist, massage and hair/nail salons, plus many other services and even a park.
I have chronic pain, so limited energy that I would rather spend on my son rather than on housekeeping and organizing.
I'm currently looking for 1 person, or a couple, to help me out in September, especially helping with organizing the house, and preparing excess belongings for sale online, and figuring out what to environmentally dispose of the rest of the stuff.
Preferably WorkAwayers would stay for 1 or 2weeks, so we can really tackle my organization problem.
Also have to be okay with doing dishes.
Help in the house
I like to show visitors around the city (when i'm up for it time/energy wise), and have some experience with hosting international guests and have also done a fair bit of traveling myself.
I immigrated to Canada at 8 yrs of age, spoke fluent English after a year, but have been correcting my parents and others in their speech ever since, and I've had practice teaching other newcomers how to speak English like a local, (rather than what they teach in books).
I don't go to bars or night clubs, but i can take you to some alternative music and dance events where you can meet some very interesting people.
I'm a single mom, with some physical limitations so I need some help organizing this house and keeping it clean. Looking for someone with a positive youthful energy, who's self motivated and able to tackle an organization project with little guidance....i know there are people out there that love doing this sort of thing, I used to be one, just can't do it myself anymore.
Me->English, Russian; roommate->English, Spanish
King bed furnished bedroom in a house of 3 bedrooms (2 on main floor and 1 in attic), shared bathroom and kitchen on main floor, and there's a separate basement suite.
I have access to heavily discounted food, and a Costco membership. I can take you shopping with me, and we can figure out what we'll eat together. My son is pretty picky, so i have a set menu that i prepare for him, but I'm pretty open to trying anything myself that you would like to prepare for us.
My roommate eats meat, I'm more flexible (though very health conscious), but my son is a vegetarian (he eats a lot of fruit!).
I have a lot of different teas and coffee here, plus pastas and other grains and cooking necessities, plus fresh vegetables are accessible year-round in Vancouver.
We live in East Vancouver, not too far from downtown, the airport, the beaches and the mountains.
It's very easy to get around the city from here, as transit is within 2 blocks in every direction. We now have a bike share program in Vancouver, currently the nearest bike parking stations are about 12 blocks away (though they are steadily expanding the program's coverage radius), and you can buy a daily plan to use them to get to downtown, Stanley park, to the beach, to transit centres, etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week