Come enjoy beautiful Nelson, BC and help my son (12) finish his tree house, Canada



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    Hi, I'm Marianne,
    I live in Nelson, BC and I'm looking for some help to finish my son's tree house. We have a platform, which we need to make bigger and then build the actual tree house. Anybody with building skills is very welcome. We all can help, but we need somebody who actually knows what they're doing to do the building...
    It's a family home, I'm 50, my husband Doug 54 and our kids are Maya 19 and Jamie 12.
    Doug and I and from Europe (Germany and the UK) and we moved here when my son Jamie was exactly 1 year old. We live a simple live, love the outdoors and enjoy the nature playing field this area has to offer.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers would be living as part of our family, sharing the everyday of our lives. As for languages we can offer English and German, the kids are also fluent in French.

  • Help


    We're mainly looking for somebody with carpentry or building skills to help us finish my sons tree house.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and German

  • Accommodation


    We offer a private room in our home with a shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in town, there's a bus service, but I'm also happy to pick up people from the greyhound or the local airport.
    It's a 20 minute walk to downtown, with it's eclectic shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Nelson has a vibrant arts scene and is surrounded by lots of natural beauty, if you're the outdoorsy type you'll definitely love it here.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Jamie at the Idaho peak look out. Slocan lake and the Valhalla's in the background.
At the trail head to Monika meadows.
Maya hiking Monika meadows at the beginning of October.
One of the local hikes (Jumbo pass).
Jamie at Whitewater (photo is taken by a professional photographer)
At the local ski hill (Whitewater) 20 minutes from the house.
Doug at a friend's back country cabin.

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