Help transform a waterfront cottage near Ottawa/Gatineau Hills in Quebec, Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a couple with one very friendly dog. We speak English but also Arabic and some Greek as well. We own a cottage in a gorgeous region near the Gatineau Hills in Quebec. Located about 35 min from Ottawa. Our small cottage is hillside on beautiful waterfront located on a pristine clear small lake with scenic sunset views. We are looking for extra help during the three seasons with the opening, closing, upkeep, general maintenance and landscaping around our property. An extra pair of hands would be a real advantage to us and we hope a real tranquil place for you to recharge your batteries and just get away to. Hoping this attracts other nature lovers that might also enjoy being close to city life if wanting that too during downtime.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cottage is situated in a small quaint French town in Quebec within close proximity of the Ontario border and Capital city of Ottawa. Travelers can easily practice both French and English. Can also get a taste of the local culture and cuisine nearby. At the cottage you will be surrounded by wildlife, nature, trails, pristine lakes and waterfalls. A Rockhounders paradise is located in the surrounding regions.

  • Help


    Maintenance, gardening, upkeep, landscaping, painting, staining.
    The cottage is older, We recently purchased lots of small things on our to-do list for this year that include, some basic landscaping, planting a side and rear Perrenial flower garden, adding some shrubs. Rock garden retaining wall repairs. Fixing some wooden steps and installing a gazebo and arbour. Dog walking, feeding/care if needed.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Greek: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Private cozy bedroom. Shared washroom/kitchen in this quaint cottage. Large library on site. Has outdoor bbq. Huge deck. Tenters welcome for more of a camping experience, non smoking household. One very friendly female dog onsite.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off, you can sit by the waters edge simply relaxing or reading a book from our library. Or enjoying all the lake has to offer free to use our canoe or paddle boat. As well, there are lots of hiking and cycling trails nearby. Bonfires by the waters edge roasting marshmallows and watching the shooting stars while listening to the loons call is a wonderful way to pass the evening. If you’ve rented a car that would be an ideal way to get around to nearby towns and villages and tour the capital city of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau provincial park, which has many activities.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 718282548682