Help with landscaping in the flower and vegetable gardens, stone wall building and/or construction projects on Beautiful Cortes Island - a perfect place to visit in Canada

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    25/03/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a older, very active couple looking for some assistance with the construction our our new cottage and stuio. Are you good with power tools and able to measure and cut accurately? Also a willing and positive attitude and good natured spirit are great assets. Strength is also an asset!

    We live in a charming house overlooking a lovely swimming lake on beautiful Cortes Island. Lots to do on Cortes if you love nature. We eat well, enjoy life and love to share our home with others. The photos posted on this site are of our house (you can see Hague Lake in the background) and of our garden as well as some of the spots around Cortes. If weather permits, we love to go out on the ocean in our boat - lots of sights to see out on the ocean.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in an idyllic part of the world - a beautiful island with white sandy beaches, lots of hiking opportunity and a chance to go out fishing with us once in a while. You can also learn carpentry skills and are happy to help with your English if you aren't fluent. We love to have others in our home and enjoy sharing time and experiences with our guests. Cortes is in many ways, an island paradise. Not a lot of people here and so lots of opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the world. The community that is here is very lively and there are many public events to attend - most of them free. Also Cortes is home to many amazing musicians.

    The international retreat centre of Hollyhock is just 3 kms from our door - they offer yoga classes to the public and anyone is welcome to drop in for coffee on their deck overlooking the Salish sea - an amazing place! (See Hollyhock.ca)

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for an able bodied person to help with cottage and studio construction, stone wall building and with yard cleanup on our 1.4 acre property. If you are so qualified, we would love your help for as long as you can stay - a week or a month! George is a very experienced carpenter and can use some help with the construction of our new cottage and new studio as well as constructing a deck and patio. Four hands are better than two!

    We have a small garden where we grow most of our veggies. We also have a large and very beautiful flower garden. These gardens are lovely to sit in and fun to weed!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Latvian and Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would be sharing our house until the guest cottage is completed - good incentive if you are a builder!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We anticipate that our guest will be considerate and clean and willing to put in a good day's work with us. We work alongside you and enjoy sharing meals with you each day - we'll do the cooking for you unless you love to cook in which case, we'd love you to cook for us! We ask you to help us with the dishes and that you keep your living space clean, don't steal from us or smoke! Many thanks.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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