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Work in our comfortable home, orchard, woods and garden on beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    You'll find us on the north shore of Prince Edward Island near beautiful Blooming Point beach just 15 minutes east of Charlottetown. In the aerial view we are the rust coloured buildings partially hidden on the left. Workers can walk to Tracadie Bay and explore the trails and grounds around Glenaladale.
    Life is good here this Fall as we prepare for winter. Some experience with woods work and knowledge of carpentry is an asset. 2 week maximum. We live on a small patch of land that includes an orchard, garden, 2 acre field in barley with laying hens. Close to nature trail, beautiful beach and Confederation Trail which is part of the Island Walk. Bikes on site, basketball nets for your use along with other recreational equipment. Lovely cabin in the orchard could be used as rough living space during the Summer. Historic property of Glenaladale is in our backyard. There's work all year round so please check us out.
    There's a small cabin that needs interior work before it is habitable during the summer months - perfect location for someone who wants to rough it but this is totally optional. Does this interest you? We'd love someone with carpentry & design skills but there's opportunity to learn as well. Work on my brother's newly planted 500 tree apple orchard will be on day a week. We welcome Workaways who have all their vaccines for the protection of the community.
    The small room has a double bed. No Pets. Smoking/vaping not appreciated near the house. Excellent internet access.
    Thanks

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Involvement in activities at Community Centre, living/working with long-time Island family.

  • Help

    Help

    HOUSESITTING will be needed in late May, June & October, 2024. Work would be laid out in advance. My brother will transport you to his apple orchard at least one day a week for maintenance work. Other tasks include work in apple orchard, vegetable garden, lawn cutting, fence staining, painting, housework and feeding Kitty who lives in the garage and hens who are housed in the backyard. There will be plenty of time for your own recreation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private, furnished bedroom with shared bath. Wifi, space for tent if you prefer the outdoors. We have bikes for your use. There's a shed in the orchard that needs some work for someone who likes to rough it. No smoking in house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Independent adults with experience living away from home, cooking your own meals and cleaning up after yourself are preferred. We live near the bus route to Charlottetown and close to the National Park. Music and recreational events are available at the Tracadie Community Centre. Blooming Point beach is a 6 minute drive by car or 40 minute bike ride. We are on the Confederation Trail which is ideal for biking or hiking and part of the famous Island Walk.
    T-3 Bus system runs to Charlottetown twice a day - morning & evening for $2 one way. Bus Stop is within 15 minute biking distance.

  • 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

    We have a spacious orchard where a van or trailer could be parked. No access to power or water but there would be internet. That's where the rough cabin is located. Wifi access in the orchard. Photo of cabin is included.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Can bank hours.

Host ref number: 676537757593

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