Come and help us with childcare, gardening and animals on our 20 acre property in Heffley, Canada

  • Favourited 34 times
  • Last activity: 28 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Looking for help on our property in spring and summer, child care, splitting and stacking firewood, gardening, walking the dog, weeding, clearing land and fencing.

    We are a couple in our early 40’s, But we don’t feel a day over 30! We both work in agriculture in the Kamloops area. We enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking and camping. We have 2 cats, 1 dog, 3 horses and a 18 month old daughter.

    Work could be Childcare only, or a combination of childcare and outdoor work.

    Can accommodate single female or 2 female friends

    We have a beautiful self contained suite for accommodation.

    We prefer a 1 month stay, but have a minimum 2 week stay

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a beautiful area of BC. We are 20 mins from Sun Peaks ski resort, with amazing skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. Heffley Lake is steps from our house for swimming or kayaking and there are many hiking trails right out the back door.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a 20 month old daughter, a dog, 2 cats, 4 horses and a 20 acre property that needs landscaping development. Duties would vary depending on the time or year but may include:
    Walking dog
    Cleaning horse pens
    Helping to clear land for horse pasture
    Small building projects
    Cutting firewood

    Be prepared to work outside. It can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter.

    This would be ideal for a couple or 2 friends

    We have dietary restrictions ourselves so we don't mind catering to gluten free, dairy free or vegan

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Self contained 1 bedroom suite, own bathroom and kitchen.
    Camper van parking also available, bathroom in the house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no public transport near our property and no cell phone service. We do go into Kamloops almost every day for work and would be willing to drive you to Sun Peaks occasionally.

  • 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

    We have good wifi and a seperate quiet space for you to work

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Lots of space, We have water hook up and power, but not sewer.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 751636381699

Feedback (7)



These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

Oceanfront landscaping amidst wildlife and culture in Alert Bay, BC, Canada
Gardening and household help on beautiful Cortes Island, Canada