I am hoping to get some help with general yard work and house projects :) -British Columbia, Canada



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    Hello! My name is Annette, I am a early thirties shift worker and am in the middle of fixing up my little house. I have a big dog and sassy kitten. When I am not working around the house I am usually out and about hiking or walking. Vancouver Island is a beautiful place. I enjoy being active and outdoors, reading and a good cold beer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have been born and raised on Vancouver Island, I am an avid beach goer and hiker. I live a few steps from the Nanaimo river and live in the somewhat country side. I can show a visitor many beautiful hikes and views. And I know all the local pubs and the great breweries!

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    I am hoping to get some help with general yard work and house projects, nothing fancy, I don't really know what I am doing and am just winging it! Some of the projects I have on the go are indoor/outdoor painting, weeding and cleaning up the yard, mowing, pruning, etc. I also would appreciate help with some less than glamorous stuff like window washing, mopping, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a spare bedroom downstairs, shared bathroom, kitchen and laundry. My house is nothing fancy but it is clean and tidy. I have a very large dog so if you are scared of dogs this isn't the place for you! I have wifi, Tv with netflix and crave Tv.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live in a little town called Cedar which is about a ten minute drive from downtown Nanaimo. There is a bus stop at the end of my road. Cedar has a grocery store, restaurant, and two pubs within walking distance. There is a ball field that is busy all summer long with various tournaments and down my road there is a local river hot spot we call the 'deep hole' Vancouver Island has world class surfing and scuba diving, both which I do and I can certainly help visitors set up. I am a flexible person and am looking forward to this experience. If a visitor wants to be left alone and do their own exploring I totally get it or if a visitor wants to hangout and hike, gym, go to the pub I would love that as well. I am a shift worker and a volunteer firefighter so sometimes I wont have much time to play "host" but I try my best to make sure people enjoy their stay!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day/ 5 days a week

Host ref number: 813491866127