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We are a married couple (43 and 41 yrs) with 2 young boys (3 and 2 yrs). We both work from home. We have a large property with farmhouse, 2 large dogs, horses, lambs, ponies and a handful of chickens and geese. 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!).
DIY and building projects
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 really sweet little boys! You also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about small scale farming.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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 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.
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".
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have ample space for campervans, and can provide basic power and water access.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week