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Getting the gardens and property ready to be ready for our daughters wedding in August, There's a rock wall to excavated and rebuilt. There will be gardening and exterior painting for sure, maybe some sewing too. Painting the pool will be an an urgent and important job. Carpentry skills, of any level, are always very useful.
Matthew is planning to build an expandable tiny home this year, as soon as the more regular jobs are done, which will be a big project. General help around the house and garden is on-going and appreciated.
August help for last minute preparations for the wedding - trimming, lawn mowing and edging, weeding pathways, mulching gardens. Help during the wedding (serving, cleaning etc.) would be awesome.
House-sitters needed for September and October and the winter.
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. Matthew has just had knee replacement surgery which is slowing him down a lot.
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
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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.
She 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 we 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!
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. There will be a family wedding on the property in August! There will be lots of work preparing for that, and actually being there to help on the day.
English, some French, some Spanish
Your own room on the roof with the best view in the house or a lovely double room looking into trees and sky. You can hear the owls at night.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
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