Help us with some Spring and Summer projects on a historical home in the Sicamous, Canada



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    We invite you to help with Spring and Summer projects on a historical home on Shuswap Lake in the interior of BC - halfway between Calgary and Vancouver.

    I am an artist who opened my historic home as a B&B 20 years ago...never having stayed at one before. It has been a rewarding challenge. I have enjoyed creating interesting space, meeting people from around the world and honouring and preserving this historical home that is central to our towns history. Now, as a senior I could use a little more help creating the magic inside & out and welcome the energies of a positive traveller. I would love to hear your ideas on how we continue to create a special space for guests.

    I love art and my home reflects this - with paintings and colour in every room. I would like to have more time to paint in my studio again. I love nature and to share the wonderful views from my home. I like to be 'green' ..and enjoy this environment nestled in the trees overlooking the lake. Tree bathing anyone!

    Yes, I have internet access ..WIFI.
    I do not have any pets and it is a smoke free environment.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Set in a beautiful location overlooking the lake, friendly welcoming hosts will offer a positive learning environment both in communicating and in working cooperatively.
    The small tourism town is on route to other popular travel destinations and is popular destination for European travellers who enjoy nature with an abundance of trails as well as arts & cultural events, including those of First Nations. It is in lakes, mountains and wine country. If the traveller is interested in Canadian history this 1922 home is living history and has much to offer.

  • Help


    Currently, I would like general Spring cleaning help inside & out. There are small fun inside projects, like cleaning the model railway track so it runs reliably around the gallery, general cleaning as well as general yard work.

    Generally, I have a specific garden project, refurbishing a flower garden beside a pathway. We did one side last year and would like to continue with that project. This require someone that enjoys the outdoors digging in the soil. A solo traveller or a couple might enjoy this experience.

    Other help may include: cleaning guest rooms, tidying the patio, light gardening work, painting outdoors, mowing the lawn, washing windows, edging the garden and help with general computer queries!

    I think this will be a positive learning experience for one who likes to work with their hands creating something aesthetically pleasing in a beautiful environment. I would love to host anyone with an interest in art, painting, the outdoors and nature.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    The traveller or travellers will be staying in the 'beach room' in the lower level of an historical home built 1922, or perhaps one of the B&B rooms. The 'helper room'.. self contained space has its own entrance, a room with a large window which looks out to the lake. It contains a double bed, table & chair, wifi, small fridge, hot plate & dishes although I expect we will be having most meals together. The toilet & shower outside the room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As mentioned Sicamous is located on the trans Canada Highway route to popular travel destinations east, west and south onto hwy 97A. There is much to do particularly in recreation here in the area. There are buses available or a 20 minute car ride to larger centres.
    We are the destination for fresh water recreation hiking, biking, fishing. Hot pools, theatre and galleries half hour to 45 minutes away.
    Sicamous is a small town with a vibrant community and lots of people to meet. Personally, I can introduce to other hosts and friends around the town to give more opportunities and ways to get involved with our community.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

The Canadian Pacific Railway train passing by
Mouth of the Eagle River from the B&B
We sometimes get bear visitors to the garden!
WorkAway room
Sunset from the patio
The B&B patio in the sunshine
Me in the garden
View over Sicamous of the Hang Gliding Ramp

Host ref number: 629666631265