Victoria BC Treehouse stay in exchange for general indoor/outdoor maintenance

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an active family of 3 (mom, dad, and a 13 year old son) on an acre of mature Douglas Fir forest in Saanich, BC, 15 minutes from Victoria. We have a dog and a cat. You would have private space our two-level treehouse in exchange for helping us maintain the main house and property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visiting our home is a great way to immerse yourself in a unique ecosystem of Western Canada. We have mature temperate rainforest and protected species of trees just outside the door. We are 10 minutes from Butchart Gardens, a world class destination, as well as whale watching, kayaking, hiking, and many other outdoor pursuits. Michele has taught Outdoor Education for 25 years and loves to share her passion for outdoor spaces. She also teaches and seeks to learn "String Games" like Cats Cradle from people all over the world, and is a Mentor for an international program called Roots of Empathy which seeks to build caring, civil, peaceful societies through the development of Empathy in children and adults. Chris has been in the Canadian Music Industry his entire career, and has an extensive collection of music to listen to and recommend. We would love to share family life, exchange favourite meals, and learn about your homeland while you are here.

  • Help

    Help

    Help us catch up around the forested property; tidying weeds/grass, raking, clearing small branches from open areas, light hauling of brush, trimming, wood stacking, general outdoor maintenance of property, some light landscaping type projects. Housekeeping inside, cooking, general clean up, home maintenance and projects as they come up.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Queen size bed on the floor of a heated cabin/studio style two-storey treehouse with electricity. All genders welcome, LGBTQ friendly. One traveller hosted at a time. Privacy in the treehouse is yours, shared bathroom and kitchen inside the main house. Large Indoor spare bedroom with full size futon and couch is an alternative. Access to WiFi and Laundry. Short stays (a week or less) work best.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are best suited for short stays; a week or less is ideal.
    We are a scent-free home, and there are no candles, incense or smoking allowed in the treehouse or on the property.
    We have an awesome rescue dog that is learning manners; he barks at first at non-family members, but then settles down. Staying with us means helping train Colby; if you were shy of loud big dogs (non aggressive, but still sounds scary) we are not the right fit at this time.
    You are welcome to enjoy the property amenities while here (treehouse studio, comfy deck furniture, hammocks and more) or use us as a home base while exploring the area; Victoria is a world-class destination and we are close to both tourist attractions and wilderness experiences. We are happy to help you find the kinds of things you want to experience; Victoria really has it all!
    We can assist with some transportation but best to plan to be self sufficient; nearest bus stop is a 10 minute walk.
    Happy to share/prepare family meals together, or negotiate less volunteer time if you prefer to be more independent with meal prep and planning; you are welcome to our kitchen for storage an preparation.

  • 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

    Wifi connection in private treehouse with table workspace

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    4- hours a day, 5 days a week

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