Join a family of 4 living by the water on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

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    16/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    If you are looking to experience rural life in Canada come stay for a while with our family on beautiful Salt Salt Spring Island. We are an easy going welcoming family who likes to bring the world into our house. We feel through the workaway program our children are gaining valuable insights into other parts of the world as are we. We enjoy leaning about other peoples customs, experiencing their food and hearing about how they think and view the world.

    For the summer we have set up our pop up tent trailer so that workaways can feel like they have their own space, this space is liveable until end of October probably. It has a double and a single bed and a dinning table in it. You would of course be sharing meals with us in the house and we would like you to consider our house your house, but we thought this would be a comfortable way to give workaways more privacy. If you are a single person, you can have a room with a single bed in our house that overlooks the ocean.

    We are looking for a single person or a couple. There are so many things to help with around here that it is hard to pin point what is needed. We would love someone who like sto organize. Whether it is organize the house, garden or the kids I would be very grateful. We enjoy it when workaways show us some of their traditions or skills such as how to cook their favorite dish or play an instrument. You have to be someone who is very comfortable with working with teens and children. If you are good at motivating teens to help out, play board games, have any musical ability, love to cook, love to bike, love to hike, or love to swim that would be wonderful. Our 14 year old plays piano and our 8 year old play ukulele and piano. Our 8 year old is very outgoing and friendly and our 14 year old is more introverted. Both love cooking so if you would be willing to teach them some of your cultures dishes that would be an asset.

    We try to eat local and sustainable. I source much of our food from Salt Spring Island directly. We try to do a hike every weekend as a family. Sometimes we go on larger adventures overnight on Vancouver Island. We have family in Vancouver who we may visit form time to time. Our workway guests are of course welcome to join us on these outings.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love being hosts. We live in a small island community and you will interact with lots of other islanders. My husband works from home and I am in and out of the house all the time. We tend to buy most of our food from the island directly from farms so you will eat local food most of the time. I enjoy showing people our island and we often take trips to Vancouver, Victoria and other neighboring areas so you will see other parts of British Columbia if you stay with us for a while. Our house is by the ocean so you can go swimming, canoeing or paddle boarding. If you have a driver's licence you are welcome to use our car if we are not needing it to explore on your own.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are a small family and both of us work. Any help around the house and garden would be great. We will work with the skills you have and come up with a plan.

    You need to also be willing to try to engage our children in the work. We are trying to make this a team effort and want our children our children to feel like they contributed.

    If you are able to help with keeping our children engaged in the outside world, music and basically anything other than screens we would love you to come.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    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

    You would be staying in a comfortable pop up tent trailer right outside our house for sleeping OR in a room inside with a single bed and a sliding glass door to the outside. Choice is yours. The trailer has a single mattress and a double mattress, electricity and a table. There is a full bathroom in the house for workaway use and of course you will be sharing meals with us and expected to feel welcome in the main house. The tent trailer has a view of the garden and ocean and right now there are many bald eagles to watch trying to catch fish. Our house is modern and on the ocean. It is beautiful here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on an island. There are many areas to hike and explore. Since we live on the ocean you can go canoeing, swimming or paddle boarding. We have a second car which is standard which you can use if it isn't in use. The island is pretty safe and many people hitch hike to get around. There is also a bus. To get off the island there are three ferries and float planes. Vancouver and Victoria would make good day or 2 day trips.

  • 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

    Not a problem, but we cannot provide hook up except electricity.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, but we have a little dog.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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