Come join our family home and help with the garden and yard in Victoria, BC, Canada



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    Hi ! We we are full for the fall but have space in the Spring from April 1-15 2020 in our Victoria home.

    NOTE: We have just purchased property in Parksville (two hours north of Victoria) of just over an acre that we are turning into a permaculture farm. We have space here March 1-May 31, 2020.

    We need help with gardening and household tasks. Anyone with carpentry or other mechanical skills would also be great.

    We have nice accommodation in a suite in Victoria and in a 3-bedroom house in Parksville.

    It is largely self-catering (you make your own food from the groceries or heat meals we have prepared) as, but we hope you will come share some meals with us too.

    I'm a lawyer and my husband is a pharmacist and we have four young adult sons - two still living at home. We enjoy family, gardening, cooking, pets (we have a friendly cat but she is not in your suite, so if you have allergies you'll be ok), being out on our boat, being away, and being at home. We have travelled a lot and enjoy meeting new people. I work part-time so I'm home a lot. My husband works more than full time so you'll see less of him.

    We need help mostly with:

    general yard work and gardening
    various construction projects
    some cooking prep/batch cooking for the family and you
    other small maintenance matters

    Sorry, but we cannot accommodate smokers. We can accommodate vegetarians.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • 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

    We will meet and spend time with you but you will be on your own some of the time. Our place is centrally located and near the buses so you will be close to much of what the beautiful garden city of Victoria has to offer. Our property in Parksville is close walking distance to the mall and beach, but has a rural feel as it over an acre in size.

  • Help


    We are looking for garden and yard work primarily. Experience in this area is a plus. Cleaning and home maintenance experience are also very useful. Carpentry skills would be excellent.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A small separate two bedroom suite with full kitchen, bathroom, laundry, internet and cable tv in Victoria and a three bedroom two bathroom house in Parksville.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bus routes, attractions and shopping nearby. We can help with any questions about Victoria or Parksville!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day five days a week

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Host ref number: 632293181643