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I am a Mindfulness instructor and English Teacher focusing on living a simpler and sustainable life. I have two grown daughters and many connections with different communities in Victoria. I enjoy hosting dinners and having friends visit. I am vegetarian but occasionally I enjoy some sustainable fish.
Kai, our ‘human’ dog, is an important member of the family. He likes to accompany us in all adventures. In my free time I love to read and write and he also loves to cuttle while I read. We enjoy walking, cycling, hiking and kayaking with the ocean close by. We are very active in the outdoors and enjoy gardening, cooking and travelling.
Hoping to make our backyard/garden a sanctuary.
At the moment we can only host female guests or couples. Thank you.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
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, we enjoy yoga at least three times a week. 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. We love to cook and we are also open to trying new dishes from around the world. We have a tiny yoga/meditation studio in my backyard and a friendly dog who loves company.
We welcome help in the garden and with house organizing, painting and cleaning. We also appreciate people who have some experience and can work independently. At the moment we can use help with decluttering and gardening. We created a meditation labyrinth in the front yard and maintenance is ongoing. Simplifying is the main goal at the moment, so some skills in organizing would be a great asset.
Separate bedroom and shared bathroom
Close to ocean and village shopping
5 kms to downtown Victoria
What else ...
Our home is located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen speaking people: the Esquimalt , Songhees and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. 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 Salish sea and the Olympic Mountains. We are committed to a path of truth and reconciliation.
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 we are 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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Negotiable (maximum 5hrs/day, 5 or - maximum 25 hours/week
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Micê is a kind, generous, positive, open minded, tolerant person.
Kai is a cute, calm, laid back, sweet pup but also four legged little human.
Spending time with them was a wonderful experience in my life and it’s hard to put into words.
They welcomed me with their warm, big hearts from day one and that… read more
She showed me how to make some yummy sourdough bread and granola! I was also able to… read more
The moment we met Micê and Kai we felt welcome! We went for a hike that would set the tone for our whole time on Vancouver Island which has been nothing but amazing! Absolutely fantastic days filled with great memories, cozy dinners and… read more
Also, I really appreciated the great food and healthy meals we cooked for each other! The fact that Micé took her time to go on hikes and inviting me to… read more
She lives in a beautiful area, close to the sea, and has an amazing dog.
Micé is such a lovely, easy-going person and she makes me feel welcome from the first moment I met her at the bus station.
I helped her with painting the garden chairs, some gardening/housework,… read more
I really enjoyed the time with Micê and Kai in their beautiful house in Oak Bay! Micê is such a positive, kind, crazy and super funny person with a big heart and a lot of energy! She showed me a few beautiful spots in Oak Bay and Victoria and we had a nice picnic at Fisherman’s Wharf in the… read more
Micê welcomed me into her home with open arms and an excitable, bubbly… read more
She is patient, friendly, indulgent and she is an incredibly good cook. And the best... she is always in a good mood. Spending time with her is really fun. I had the chance to get to know her family and friends.
She has a very nice… read more
Micê has one of the kindest and most generous souls that I've had the pleasure of knowing. The work is flexible and she will work to your strengths. If you do right by her, she will return the favour ten folds over.
The area that Micê lives in is a… read more
I stayed just under three weeks at Mice's house in a quiet residential neighbourhood in Victoria, walking distance from several beaches, parks and with a bus stop around the corner to bring you downtown.
Mice and Doug are both enormously generous. It took me just three seconds to feel part of the… read more
Not only did they accommodate my diet but they went (mostly) vegan for the week and made… read more
I can't believe I never left you a reference, so sorry!!
I stayed with Micê and her family for two and a half weeks in April. I helped with gardening, organising and cleaning up. Work was really not bad since I got to choose my own schedule and what to do. I was quite flexible and had a lot of free time which I used to go running or biking… read more
We had great food with you, you had great ideas for our free time and it was great how you let us work and trusted us to do… read more
I had a large room and time for myself, but I was always welcome to join to the familiar time. Such good time that dinners, chatting and enjoying the fireplace. I shared many of my work hours with Doug… read more