One volunteer welcome at our small acreage on the west coast in Comox Valley, Canada

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  • Last activity: 14 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Suitable for solo visitor only (1 person).
    Lots to do on our rural, small acreage, on mid-Vancouver Island. Our summer 'to do' list includes: outdoor house maintenance, painting, small construction/carpentry projects, landscaping, as well as regular household and garden tasks. We have 2 cats that rule the roost, and a black lab.
    Host is >60 woman. At this time it is most suitable for female visitors.
    Absolutely no smoking on the property!
    Folks may not get a response if applying for periods not listed as open, if you are not solo, or if you are traveling with pets.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Host has a diverse background of overseas work and travels.
    Self built home approx 35 yrs ago.... There are always carpentry/reno projects on the go.
    The Comox Valley has much to offer. The Valley includes the towns of Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, and the rural areas of Fanny Bay, Union Bay, Royston, Merville and Black Creek. We are close to Mount Washington for skiing or hiking. We live down the rd from a beautiful beach, and a multitude of forest trails. We have a fabulous year round Farmers Market and a multitude of music and arts festivals.

  • Help


    Depends on the volunteer and how physical they want to be, inc:
    - organic vegetable and flower gardening
    - carpentry
    - painting
    - general household chores
    - opportunity for cooking

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom with double bed.
    Shared bathroom.
    Share of big, post and beam, self built house.
    Use of pool.
    Property is rural. Best for folks with own vehicle otherwise pick up in Courtenay, or on the bus route on the Island Hwy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 10-15 minutes drive North of Courtenay.
    It is 3k from the nearest bus stop.
    Bicycle available.
    Beautiful beach close to home as well as many hiking/biking/horse 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Possibly. Talk to me about it...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 928165849258



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