Stay on acerage on the Slocan River near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada and help in a vegetarian home and garden



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    We are a vegetarian couple who practise a healthy lifestyle and enjoy friends and family . Our home has a private beach on the Slocan river and is near Nelson British Columbia. Workaway guests would have a private space on the first floor that has an outside entrance, private bath, kitchen and bedroom. Local towns are minutes away and easily accessible by bus or vehicle. We are part of a peace loving community and enjoy visiting and traveling to all parts of the world and learning about different cultures. We are in need of help to keep our place enjoyable with organic garden, wood preperation and flower beds.

    At this time we are looking for someone who can also do some keyboarding for an hour or two a day, (amongst other activities) typing my grandfather's book into the computer in English. It has been published in Russian, and there is a draft in English.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Guests can learn the Russian and English language, Experience living in a pacifist Doukhobor Community with a large extended family and friends. Experience cooking and enjoying Doukhobor vegetarian meals and culture. You can experience the West Kootenay life style which includes hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking. We are willing to share some of our recreational equipment with our guests.

  • Help


    Basic help in garden and home. Weeding/ Mowing/ harvesting/ House sitting/ light maintennance as needed on a small family acreage . Keyboarding a typewritten manuscript into the computer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a large home with a fully furnished private space. Private bath, bedroom and kitchen on the first floor and shared kitchen upstairs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nelson is a vibrant, artistic destination on Kootenay Lake. Castlegar and Trail are nearby cities that are on the Columbia River and accessable by local bus service. Rossland is a mountain biking mecca. We travel these areas quite often. There is opportunity for canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking.
    We are a quiet, nonsmoking couple, not partaking in any drugs and we expect our visitors to do the same at our home. We have had other travelers staying here and have had very pleasant experiences. We are interested in learning about their home country.

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 817628332185