We are setting up a retreat for music and bicycles. The house will need some serious work including;
-terracing the hillside, gardening
-some light construction
Welcome to the West Coast! People come here from all over the world to visit the scenic waterfront and islands. The house is located on a bicycle path only 2.5 km from downtown Nanaimo. The beautiful Bowen Park (swimming pool, recreation), and Millstone River (with nature trail) are located in the backyard.
We would like to promote cycling and live music (jazz, Celtic, folk).
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Guests can learn basic building skills, and gardening.
Guests can use the house bicycles to explore downtown or the parks.
Guests can use the house canoe to paddle to the islands.
Guests can learn guitar, piano, or drums.
I'm asking guests to help 4, possibly 5, hours per day, including lunch break, for 5 days a week. Saturday, Sunday are free time (meals provided). We try to have fun, and I don't overwork anyone.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 ktichens, and 2 bathrooms. You will have your own bedroom (couples can share), and share a bathroom. Be conscientious with water and electricity.
Please, no smokers. No devices while helping, please.
We have a small dog (see picture) named Kelly.
Nanaimo is a funky old city with parks, statues, and beautiful scenery. The Harbourfront is a boardwalk on the ocean side which is beautiful (see picture). The city has lots of funky cafes, second hand shops, recreation centres (swimming pool, fitness room, skating rink, and library).
Many young people attend Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo for its arts programmes.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week