Help with our daily chores like feeding the horses, chopping wood, maintenance work and cleaning in the West Chilcotin, Canada



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    We are a couple in the sixties and live with our dog Amos (border collie cross), our three horses Tank, Smokey and Sissi and our cat Tiger in one of the most beautiful areas of Canada, the West Chilcotin. Originally coming from Switzerland we settled down in Nimpo Lake where we found a beautiful log home nicely situated at the Dean River / Nimpo Lake where fishing is just great. Daily long walks/trail riding in the bush and watching the wild horses and all the other animals is one of our favorites.

    Our personal situation has changed this summer when my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor (Glioblastoma). He had a six week of chemo/radiation treatment in August/September. My husband is not able to do any physical work anymore and needs my help in all his personal matters. I cannot manage everything by myself and we do need somebody helping us with our daily chores during this difficult time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    To live in a remote area (300 km from next bigger city) without cell phone coverage is a challenge in itself. It is a peaceful and quiet country living with plenty of time to reflect. Our next community is an Indian reserve which offers lots of opportunities to meet and learn about their culture.

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    We need help with our daily chores like feeding our three horses,picking up horse manure, chopping wood, maintenance work, helping in the kitchen, grocery shopping and cleaning.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We are living in a beautiful log home and have spare rooms with wireless internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Nimpo Lake area is famous for quality fishing. Since we are situated in a very remote area there are lots of outdoor activities available: Wildlife watching, hiking, trail riding, fishing, biking, mountain climbing and a trip to Bella Coola by the Pacific. There are lots of opportunities to meet other people and join our little church in Anahim Lake.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

cold morning with -36C
it is cold -36C creating white eye lashes
first snow in October
sunset in December
our home
We saw this young black bear on our Highway 20.
Horseback riding is always FUN!
Nimpo Lake the float plane capital of BC
Bella Coola harbor at the Pacific within 150 km distance
We live in bear country
Our dog Amos enjoying himself on the sun deck
One herd of the many wild horses we meet on our daily walks
Great fishing just behind our house
Our bigger "garden" right across highway 20

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