Help with moving furniture and house work and enjoy music, bicycles, and Nanaimo Canada



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  • Description


    We are setting up a retreat for music and bicycles. The house will need some serious work including;

    -terracing the hillside, gardening
    -moving furniture
    -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).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    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.
    Musicians welcome!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

4 bm home
House, backyard, river
2.5 km to Nanaimo Harbourfront
Kelly dog
2.5 km to Vancouver Ferry
House piano
Andrew, guitar

Host ref number: 634641196924