We are a married couple (42 and 40 yrs) with 2 young boys (2 and 1 yrs). We both work from home. We have a large property with farmhouse, 2 large dogs, horses, lambs, pigs and a handful of chickens and ducks. 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!).
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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 super cute and fun little boys! You also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about small scale farming.
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, going into my busiest work season. I need someone to help with my little boys for a couple hours each day (ie. feeding, changing, 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.
Our home is set up with general living space on the lower level and bedrooms on the upper. You will have use of a large spare room and main bathroom that is lightly used (almost exclusively for children's baths). There is a family room as well as a sitting room on the main level, so there is a lot of space to sit and read, or have time to yourself. We have sit-down dinner together every night, but breakfast and lunch are mostly "help-yourself".
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 in the hot tub, surrounded by trees and mountain views!
There are other young people and workaways at the farm next door, so there are opportunities to socialize, go skiing and hiking e.t.c.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week