Outdoor family looking for help shepherding four active kids in the forests, lakes and mountains of beautiful British Columbia, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an active family with four young kids ages 10, 8, 6 and 3, living in Chilliwack BC, in the beautiful Fraser Valley, one hour drive from Vancouver. We like to be outside hiking, trailbuilding, kayaking, going for walks by the river, mountain biking or just playing in the yard.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Chilliwack is a beautiful rural area one hour drive from Vancouver. There are lakes and rivers and mountains in every direction. Our house is within easy biking distance of the Fraser River.

    We are a fun family that enjoy the outdoors, good food and good music. Our kids are occasionally crazy, but in a good way.

    Our house is big enough that you can retreat to the basement or the back yard and spend time on your own when you wish.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a young woman to help manage a busy household, taking care of four kids, cleaning and food prep for three to five weeks at a time. My wife and I both work part time, so childcare is not onerous. We are also very active and would appreciate an extra caregiver around while on day trips to the many lakes, rivers and mountain destinations nearby. Babysitting would be expected so that my wife and I can get out in the kayak or hiking on our own, but we will also make sure you have time to enjoy yourself and we love touring people around our area. You must be capable of looking after 4 active kids, reasonably fit and willing to occasionally hike in the rain.

    We are also heavily involved building hiking and biking trails in our local community. There will be ample opportunity to contribute your shovel and rake skills if you are interested in being involved in trailbuilding.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Guests will have their own room and bathroom in a walkout basement with a beautiful view.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on the edge of Chilliwack bordering farmland, near a beautiful forest. Our backyard and deck overlook the Chehalis range of the Coastal Mountains. Winters in the Fraser Valley are mild and wet, with temperatures between 10 and -5 degrees Celsius. Spring is warm and rainy with bursts of gorgeous sunshine. Summer and Fall are warm and lovely.

    Chilliwack is a beautiful rural area one hour drive from Vancouver. There are lakes and rivers and mountains in every direction. Our house is within easy biking distance of the Fraser River.

    There is public transport available to and from Vancouver for cheap, although you have to make a few transfers. Alternately a direct bus is possible through E bus, but it is a bit more expensive.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

A trip to Vancouver Island.
Workawayer doing trail maintenance.
kayaking on the Fraser River
crazy in a good way

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