Help for house, property and projects in British Columbia, Canada

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    In March we will need help with the garden, getting the pool and property ready for summer. Matthew is still planning to build an expandable tiny home in 2021, but timing totally depends on being able to access USA. for some products.
    General help around the house is on-going and appreciated.

    We are in our late-60's-early 70’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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    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 8 years and appreciate workaways not just for their work, but for the richness they add to our life.

  • 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. Later in the year, garden help digging up plants etc.
    You may even be able to see a project that should/could be done and take it on.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.
    By March we will probably have a private, self-contained studio apartment 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 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. 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Let us know what size you have and what services you need, and we will try our best to accommodate you.

  • 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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