Help weeding, landscaping, raking, etc our large garden in North Saanich, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We're a middle-age professional couple with a large garden and yard. We often need help with weeding, landscaping, raking, etc. Our neighbourhood is very appealing as we live within walking distance of a provincial park with lots of beautiful trees and trails (John Dean Provincial Park) and also within an easy walk of Panorama Recreation Centre with a wonderful swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, etc. We're happy to lend helpers bikes so they can explore independently. We're a 20-minute bike ride from Sidney. We also live close to beaches that are good for swimming in summer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We’re well-travelled and welcome travellers from other countries so we can learn about their culture while we share ours. Travellers might learn about the history of Canada, our First Nations people (there are many in our region), our style of democracy, what we eat and how we cook. If English is a second language they can work to improve it.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need physically strong helpers who are able to weed, dig holes, move plants and clean up overgrown blackberries. We let you determine your work hours based on your personal preferences, and in return we expect you to honour your work commitment. We really appreciate reliable, self-motivated individuals who are quick learners.

    If your arrival date or time changes, please inform us immediately.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A private bedroom with a Queen size bed. Our home is a modest but comfortable one-level rancher in a rural subdivision. We have a beautiful garden and outdoor patio and deck. Our neighbourhood is very safe and pleasant to walk around. We provide nutritious food (but no 'junk' food) and expect your help with cooking and cleaning up.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live a fairly quiet life. We don’t smoke and do not want anyone smoking or doing drugs of any kind anywhere on our property. We expect guests to be mature and independent, capable of entertaining themselves. We love to socialize but not all the time!

    Please note: personal hygiene products with a fragrance are NOT welcome. We have sensitive noses and the chemicals in many body care products today are overwhelming and polluting. We don't want our home to smell like a perfume factory. Thank you for your understanding.

    On time off, guests can enjoy walking in John Dean Provincial Park, cycling on trails and country roads, swimming at the beach or Panorama RecreationCentre, exploring the nearby town of Sidney or taking the bus into Victoria (the capital city of British Columbia), about a 45 minute bus ride away.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large driveway where you can park a motor home or trailer.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Well behaved, well trained dogs are welcome, preferably one at a time.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 656623325425