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




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    We will be accepting vaccinated workawayers starting May 2022 in Victoria and March 15 2022 in Parksville BC - depending on public health advisories.

    We have purchased a farm property in Parksville (two hours north of Victoria) of just over an acre that we are turning into a permaculture flower farm with a natural swimming pond and sauna. We can transport workawayers between Victoria and Parksville if you would like to spend time in both locations.

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

    We have nice self-contained well furnished accommodation in Victoria and in Parksville with fast internet and laundry. It is largely self-catering (you make your own food from the groceries or heat meals we have prepared), but we hope you will come share some meals with us too.

    I'm a certified permaculture designer and lawyer, my husband is a pharmacist, and we have four young adult sons. 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.

    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

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

  • 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


    Varies depending on time of year but will be in a suite with full kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bed and internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

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

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a good wifi connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    In Parksville we can do this. We are currently setting up an RV hook up but have power and water available.

  • 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