Sharing life experiences and skills with us in Rocky mountains, Canmore Banff, and Alberta Foothills Millarville, Canada

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    18/08/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workawayers,
    With the concerns we all have in working to reduce the transmission of Covid-19, and in looking to reduce the possibility for contracting Covid 19 through outside visits to our homes, we have decided to host only Couples to stay with us for this season. Thanks for viewing our profile - safe travels and stay healthy.

    John

    Audrey and I have two houses, one in the mountain community of Canmore our primary home and a second in the Alberta foothills, our Millarville farm. We spend time between our properties and there is always lots to do at the farm, repairing fences and looking after livestock, cleaning up the wood lot and gardening. We therefore prefer that our workawayers take their relaxation time and days off while staying at Canmore. There is still lots to do at our Canmore home, daily chores such as house keeping, yard work and general maintenance.
    Canmore has a great outdoors community , with lots of outdoor activities hiking, climbing, canoeing, snowshoeing, skiing, and beautiful mountain scenery, there are lots of summer and winter activities. Millarville is beautiful farm land with a year around stream , we have large raised garden beds and livestock to learn about. There are great farmers markets, biking, and hiking in the area as well.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Audrey and I have travelled through Europe, South America and much of North America.

    Audrey and I and our sons have lived in other countries and enjoyed learning about different cultures. Our youngest son now lives in Scotland and the second is married with twin son and daughter. We both love meeting new people and sharing our and their life experiences and skills with each other. I have been a volunteer leader with the Calgary Stampede for more than 40 years and love helping people learn and contribute to comunity.

  • Help

    Help

    We just built a new barn at Millarville and did a lot of the work ourselves, carpentry, electrical, insulation, etc. We also have new work projects of a similar but much smaller nature. We have a large garden that needs the normal care spring sowing (May, June), weeding (July, August), and harvesting ( August, Sept, Oct) gardening does not start until May and finishes in October. We also manage our tree lot with chain sawing lumber, and cutting firewood. While in Canmore there is less to do but we do have yard work, house work and chores around the house, and some painting and deep cleaning.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    While staying in Canmore you stay in our home in a private bedroom with it own bathroom. At our Millarville property we have a guest bedroom and bath in the main house, an RV with multiple bedrooms and bathroom, and in the new accessory building a two bedroom suite with bathroom. All meals are normally prepared and eaten together with our family. There will always be plenty of food at every meal. As your workaway hosts you are staying with us and accommodation and meals are included.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We normally start our day with a good breakfast and then have one or two short breaks for refreshments and snacks during the day with a large meal at the end of the work day. We try and work extra hours at Millarville and then provide our workaway guests with more time off in Canmore. Both of our properties offer lots to do, but Canmore is world famous for its beauty and outdoor activities. Summer, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, site seeing. Winter offers both great down hill and cross country sking, snowshoeing, wildlife photography, and more site seeing. Our home at Millarville has our horses, biking, hiking, and fishing in the stream. There are also farmers markets and three lovely small communities within a ten minute drive.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have loads of room for vans and campers at Millarville, space is somewhat limited to street parking in Canmore.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week maximum

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