Come and help in the garden and house tasks in Victoria, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    I am an English teacher/ and Mindfulness intructor with two daughter who now live in their own places. Our house is often full of friends and family with Sunday dinners being a time to share great conversation and often play games.
    We enjoy cycling, hiking and kayaking with the ocean close by. We are very active in outdoors and enjoy gardening, cooking and travelling.
    Hoping to make our backyard/garden a sanctuary.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a multicultural family with lots of experience traveling the world. We speak English and Portuguese fluently. Besides a daily meditation practice, I practice yoga and, in the summer months, yoga in the parks is my favourite thing to do! Also, we like to go hiking, walking and cycling, often with friends and neighbours. In the summer we also do some kayaking. We have two exta bikes for guests to explore the area and travel around with ease. I love to cook and I am also open to trying new dishes from around the world. I have a tiny yoga/meditation studio in my backyard and a friendly dog who loves company.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like to work together in the garden and some help with house organizing, painting and maintenance. We also appreciate people who have some experience and can work independently. At the moment we can use help with organizing and maintaining the house, including gardening, cleaning and painting. We Just finished building a meditation labyrinth in the front yard and maintenance will be ongoing. The only; help we welcome now is cleaning and organizing with some house painting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Separate bedroom and shared bathroom
    Close to ocean and village shopping
    5 kms to downtown Victoria

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our home is located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to our family to live here. We honour this land and the ancestors who cared for it. Andersen Hill is close by and was used for harvesting Camas. It offers a beautiful view of the ocean and the Olympic Mountains.
    Oak Bay is one of the safest neighbourhoods in Canada. Our street is quiet and neighbors are friendly. Walking around Oak Bay can be quite magical and I am grateful to live in such a special place. Down town Victoria is only a 15 minute bike ride away. Our family welcomes guests to be part of our lives and exchange stories and experiences. We have been hosting workaway guests since 2013 and have had a wonderful experience, making friends from all over the world. Please, no smokers only. Thanks!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Negotiable (maximum 5hrs/day, 5 or - maximum 25 hours/week

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