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I am an English teacher/ and Mindfulness instructor with two daughters 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.
In my free time I love to read and write. I enjoy walking, cycling, hiking and kayaking with the ocean close by. I am very active in the outdoors and enjoy gardening, cooking and travelling.
Hoping to make my backyard/garden a sanctuary.
At the moment I can only host female guests or couples. Thank you.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
I would like to work together in the garden and some help with house organizing, painting and maintenance. I also appreciate people who have some experience and can work independently. At the moment I can use help with organizing and maintaining the house, including gardening, cleaning and painting. I Just finished building a meditation labyrinth in the front yard and maintenance will be ongoing.
Separate bedroom and shared bathroom
Close to ocean and village shopping
5 kms to downtown Victoria
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 Salish sea 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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Negotiable (maximum 5hrs/day, 5 or - maximum 25 hours/week
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