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Help around the home in Ottawa, Canada

  • Canada
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  • Last activity: 29/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    I'm a busy professional who is recovering from an injury and a sleep disorder. I have a thousand thoughts a second and it’s difficult to stay focused at times. I remain quite independent but need some assistance around the house staying focused on the tasks that I need and managing my day to day affairs, mainly laundry and cleaning/tidying, tending to the garden, and caring for my two dogs.

    If you love weird little dogs and can cook vegetarian or vegan that would be an absolute delight. I’m also trying to learn swimming and jiujitsu so anyone with a background in teaching either of those would be especially welcome.

    I apologize if I can’t answer quickly. I try to avoid looking at screens when I can so I’m not online very often.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As Canada's Capital, Ottawa offers a host of awesome benefits. I can teach elementary french and english, dance, public speaking.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Tasks include: helping me decorate and set up the spare space and render it livable, laundry, cleaning, cooking, as well as running the occasional errand. Folding using the konmari method is helpful. Walking the dogs from time to time.

    Vegetarian and gluten free cooking skills are a big plus. Meditation and yoga are important to me and I’m trying to make them a bigger part of my life.

    One of my longer term dreams is to buy a plot of land and run a sustainable organic farm. I think moving away from the noise in the city might help my sleep disorder? Anyone who feels like building a house in the woods and starting a farm from scratch should also definitely contact me. This would presumably involve living in the woods for a significant period of time and working quite long days.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your choice: a luxuriously comfortable couch in a separate livingroom. My early workawayers will have the honor of helping me setup what was once a spare room in the basement into an actual, pleasant, liveable space. It is still very much a basement and needs some work so help with that would be splendid.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As Canada's capital, Ottawa has the art, culture, and history of a capital, but with a laid-back, friendly sort of feel. I live walking distance from Parliament Hill, the National Arts Centre (concerts and orchestras), the National Gallery of Canada (art, mainly visual), the Byward Market (a farmer's market that predates Confederation, and also host of a not-so-shabby nightlife/patio scene), and most of the major museums.

    Since I live downtown you can basically walk anywhere worth going to from my place, but if you had to go farther (and I guess you'd want to visit the beaches in the summer, or Gatineau Park in the Fall), then I'm pretty much at the hub, since I live a 60 second walk away from the University of Ottawa campus and their transit station (and our soon to be light rail line!), as well as the Rideau Canal (if you want to skate somewhere in the winter, or bike/run somewhere in the winter), and a 5-10 minute walk to the Ottawa River. I try to go to Gatineau Park whenever I can and enjoy camping out in the backcountry to be closer to nature.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Frankly, I suspect it would be less.

Host ref number: 914723884686

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