Need help around the house & property with projects in British Columbia, Canada

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  • Description

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    from Mid-June, 2019
    Help finishing a few projects like building a sun deck, rebuilding some rock walls and exterior painting. General help around the house and garden is on-going and appreciated.

    We are in our late-60's and live on a ½ acre Just outside of small town (pop 35,000). We are no longer able to do everything ourselves. There are some great plans and projects, but we need help to make them happen

    We enjoy sharing a tolerant lifestyle, and run three vacation rentals with a clothing optional swimming pool which is open from May - September!

    Matthew is a retired architect who takes a hands on approach to life, Jane is an experienced gardener with her own style. She loves to cook too. Workaways are totally treated as a part of the family. We are a quiet couple at home, enjoying evenings with a book, playing games or watching British TV shows or documentaries. But we also enjoy getting together with a varied group of friends, and Workaways will always be included in such gatherings!

    See below for transportation to Penticton

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We like to live well, to enjoy the good things in life, but keep to a very economic budget, so we can also have money to travel! We would like to share some of these ideas and our lifestyle.
    Jane was an English major, so is happy to correct and help understand grammar and language.
    Jane loves to cook so there are lots of chances to learn, from the basics to fancy. We feel it takes only a little more effort to make life more special or attractive, and enjoy passing these ideas along.
    Workaways are always treated as a part of the family. We are a quiet couple at home, but enjoy getting together with a varied group of friends. Workaways will always be included in such gatherings!

  • Help

    Help

    Generally help around the house and property, getting involved with various on-going projects and starting new ones! Always maintenance to be done. Doing some exterior painting would be a great helpful project.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French, some Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your own room on the roof with the best view in the house!.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    TRANSPORT FROM VANCOUVER - E-BUS () RUNS TO WEST KELOWNA FROM VANCOUVER. WE WILL PICK YOU UP IN WEST KELOWNA Greyhound no longer runs in Canada. Penticton also has an airport with direct flights from/to Calgary and Vancouver by Air Canada and WestJet.

    We like to start work early and finish early so there's lots of time in the afternoon to enjoy. This is a good area to walk, hike, kayak and bike, and an excellent climbing area at Skaha Bluffs, in addition to the lake and vineyards that make this area so special.
    There are bikes available for your use if you would like. We are out of town a bit, but it is a very easy walk or bike to downtown. Apex is nearby. It is a great ski hill but in summer all the runs become awesome mountain biking and hiking trails. In ski season there challenging runs, cross-country and snow-shoeing trails.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20-25 week

Workaway room! Great roof top deck too!
The Cabana, our Bed and Breakfast, is detached from the house
A little project of Matthews. Not a stick of new wood in our garden shed!
The pool! Needs skimming and vacuuming in summer. Pool boy duties!!
Matthew and Jane.
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