Help in our first year gardening and help with the kids at Home on Beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada



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  • Description


    We are a Canadian/Dutch family. Mom (Dutch), Dad (Canadian) a 10 year old son (Roan) and a almost 3 year old son (Ziggy).
    After all this time in the Corona situation it’s time to get people over again. We are specifically looking for help with the kids at the end of July ( 25 of July till the 4 of August) so we ( dad and mom) can work on a sand sculpting project in Harrison hot springs.
    I would love for the kids to have people to play/ hang out with. And make it a fun time for them in the summer.
    We homeschool our kids and would like our kids to be more free in what they learn ( more free then in the school system).
    And we try to follow their interests.
    We are looking for people that want to follow our children’s interest/ passions and show them your passion/ skills. Like making music, dancing, cooking, gardening, woodwork, writing stories, drawing, the ideas are endless. But other project are always plenty too.
    We live in the middle of a nature park on a lake and love to explore our forrest around us. It’s half a hour/ 40 minutes away from town, with the nearest bus stop 4 kilometres away. We are always open to give you a lift or lend you our bike or car.
    We like healthy food, believe in nutrition above pharmaceuticals. We are not vegetarian but don't eat a lot of meat. We have a cressed gekko as our pet :-). Not a lot of work, but hanging out with him and our son would be great! He is lonely in his tank.
    Looking forward to hear from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    A different way of life with homeschooling our kids.
    Two cultures in one family.
    Our house and garden and the forest we live in the middle of is a great place to be in nature and close to the city. We like to have people around, share healthy meals, play games, be creative.
    We can help you find fun/ interesting things to do in Victoria that might not be the usual tourist stuff. Or go together to explore our beautiful surroundings.

  • Help


    We are looking for people that understand our choice to home school and are willing to be with our children and follow their passion and make fun and good connections. Share you life skills and your culture.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a private and nice, but still a little unfinished ( could use some pictures in the wall and curtain on the window) room with a king size bed, big closet space and couch. You have your own bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Victoria is a great place to visit you can go on a whale watching trip, great biking and walking possibilities, museums, local markets, beaches abound, butterfly garden, flower gardens, nature parks, camping and lots of nice weather to enjoy!
    We are considerate, casual, creative people that like to be around other people.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 655466533239