Come and help our family with gardening in the Cowichan Bay, Canada

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  • Description


    We are a family of three, husband, wife and daughter (university/home) living in Cowichan Bay on the sunny east cost of Vancouver Island.

    We are looking for someone to stay for 7-10 days in spring and autumn, to help with gardening, spring cleaning and some odd jobs. There is plenty of privacy, with your own suite with private bathroom. Our food is mostly organic and often vegetarian, and you are welcome to eat with us.

    Our house looks out over the sea and Gulf Islands. We have bicycles for use, which can be used to get to the Cowichan Bay village centre, where there are shops, cafes, marinas etc. We have hiking trails nearby and are a five minute walk to the beach. We are a 45 minute drive to Victoria; there is also a bus service to and from Victoria on a daily basis.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Cowichan Valley is very diverse, with people from all over the world settling here. There are many artists, organic farms and wineries here.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Gardening and painting, depending on weather.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a self contained suite with a bedroom and private bathroom. No smokers please.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a five minute drive to Cowichan Bay village where you can go whale watching, kayaking or paddle boarding. Hiking and jogging trails are nearby as are tennis courts. There are always bicycles available to explore the area as well. The beach is a five minute walk from our house.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have room for a campervan or small motor home.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours x 5 days

Host ref number: 733119711852

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