Help with children and farm in one of BC's most beautiful areas, McBride, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Looking to fill time slots from September to December 2022 and January to June 2023. A commitment of 3 - 6 months required.

    We are a married couple (45 and 43 yrs) with 2 young boys (4 and 3 yrs). We both work from home. We have a large property with farmhouse, 4 large dogs, horses, lambs, ponies and a handful of chickens. Always adding animals as we go!

    We are located in McBride, British Columbia. It is a small 'village' in the Robson Valley - one of BC's most beautiful areas! !

    Our dogs are large breed dogs, mostly inside. They are very friendly (sometimes a little too friendly!).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live a subsistence lifestyle as much as we can. We are very passionate about wildlife conservation, and that will be very evident while you are here. Some things you will take away from your stay with us will be experiencing a quiet and rural lifestyle, gaining knowledge about hunting and wildlife conservation, being surrounded with some of the most beautiful nature that BC has to offer and of course, having fun with a couple of really sweet little boys! You also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about small scale farming.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    To be a good fit for our home, you should be ready for remote living, comfortable with dogs and, most importantly, experienced with small kids/babies.

    My husband does computer work from home and I am a bookkeeper. I need someone to help with my little boys for a few hours each day (ie. feeding, playing etc). It would also be helpful to have some help with light cleaning and other household and farm chores.

    It is expected that a single girl/woman would suit us best, but we are open - experience is primary.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our home is set up with general living space and bedrooms on the main level. The guest room is on the lower level with a private shower room. We have sit-down dinner together every night, but breakfast and lunch are mostly "help-yourself".

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would be suitable hosts for someone looking for a bit of quiet time for reflection, reading, writing etc. As we are quite rural, the most likely things to do with free time will involve the outdoors, or just curling up with a good book. Or you can relax around the outdoor fire, surrounded by trees and mountain views!

    There are numerous areas to hike, fish and forage nearby.

  • 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

    We have ample space for campervans, and can provide basic power and water access.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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