Come for a house sit in British Columbia, Canada

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    House sitters are needed from late August through to mid-March. Gardening know-how and muscle are serious requirements. Must be independent thinkers and self-starters. References will be needed. Applicants must be able to commit for the full term. A couple is needed for this opportunity as there are jobs that need two people, and two heads are better than one to problem solve. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate pets.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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.
    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!
    We have been hosting for over 9 years and appreciate workaways not just for their work, but for the richness they add to our life.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We will be traveling from early September to mid-November, and again from mid December to March. We need a couple to look after the chickens, water plants, keep lawns mowed and weeds pulled, keep an eye on the pool, until you drain it. The big and vital jobs are looking after winterizing the banana plants and taros. That means digging up, putting into pots and moving indoors before frost. Wood will be cut, split and stacked ready for you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our whole eclectic house set on a half acre will be yours.
    A vehicle could be made available.

  • 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.

    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. We are close to a rail trail -KVR - good to hike or bike.
    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 and 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

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have excellent wifi and a co-work space available with desks, printers, scanners etc.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15/week

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