Helping our family with some building projects in Golden, BC, Canada




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    Usually looking for a single traveller for a two weeks- one month long, possibly to go longer.

    We are a french family from France, living in Canada for 4 years now. We have 2 boys, 2 dogs (Groot, and Nami), 30 chickens, and 9 ducks. We are looking for people to help us around the house. Starting now, it will be mostly gardening, so if you do have some knowledge about it, you're welcome! If you don't it's also fine.

    You can also be asked to do some work around the house as:
    - feed and water the chickens and ducks
    - clean the chicken coop (once a week)
    - feed the dogs
    - cleaning depending on the schedule
    - snowplowed if needed (we have a tractor to do so)
    - chopping and stacking wood
    - cooking
    - gardening

    Our kids are homeschooled, so you need to be comfortable with kids because they are always around and have a million questions. Ideally, if you speak another language than French or English, and want to share with them, it is a bonus.

    We usually welcome workaway for three weeks- a month. Possibility to doing more time depending on how things going

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We traveled around the world three years ago and visit 11 different countries. So we like to share our experiences with other travelers.
    My husband loves the delicious french meal and always happy to share tips about cooking and of course the meal!
    My kids love learning a new language, they are fluent in English and French, and learning Spanish, but are interesting in learning any new language. Augustin is looking for Japanese (to be able to understand One piece without subtitles) and Pierre is more interested in German. So if you are willing to share your native language with them, they will be thrilled.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We started building our house last year and we still have work to do, especially outside. Our house is riverfront and we have an outside kitchen where we spend most of our summers.
    The main task will be to set up our house for spring and get ready for next winter: so clean the garden, cut and stack some wood (we build our house last summer, so there are many trees that need to be chopped), etc. There can be as well home chores (clean the chicken coop).

    This spring we are building a greenhouse and starting a garden. It will be the main project of the year

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    My kids want to learn Spanish and Japanese

  • Accommodation


    We are very easygoing, so we are flexible with hours: you can work more someday to have someday off and visit the area under the arrangement.
    We have two guest bedrooms in a basement. Both can welcome couples. Both will share the same bathroom.
    If you own a van or a camper ourselves, you are welcome to leave your camper here.

    For people travelling in motorhomes, we always have room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Golden, you are close to the skiing resort and not too far of the national park like Banff and Jasper.

    We are living in the Blaeberry so 25 minutes north of Golden. There is not public transportation, having your own car is a bonus for you to be mobile or independent if you want to do some tourism

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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