Help a family with the kids, permaculture garden and big home in West Kelowna, Canada




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    MARCH 2021 update: We are looking for someone who is helping us with the garden and a big renovation. There is enough space in the house, but you might have to move from one room to another during the messiest part of the renovation. While you live with us, we expect you to follow BC's current Coronavirus restrictions ().

    We live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and have a large permaculture inspired garden, a pool and a large house which we are renovating and yes, 2 little boys 7 and 5-years-old!! We are looking for someone or a couple to be part of our family and help in any way you would like, be it gardening, housework, building or sewing.

    Since in Canada it's a little difficult to get around without a car we intend to take you along, when we do something with the kids. We plan your days off around the weather and the bus schedule (there is no bus service up here on weekends).
    When we go to our property on Galiano Island (during the warm months) we might ask you to take care of the house, pool and cat while we are gone.

    We love getting to know people from all around the world and learning about their interests. If you are curious about us, our region and our interests and love to hang out with our kids and us, we'd love to invite you to be part of our family and enjoy the Okanagan beauty and delicious fruits.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak English and Swiss German. Anita has extensive gardening knowledge and the kids will teach patience! ;)

  • Help


    Looking for help in any way, be it gardening, housework, building or sewing.

    We try to have a whole list of things that need to be done for volunteers to choose from. Examples of ongoing tasks are weeding, dishwashing, cooking and cleaning.
    There are usually also bigger projects that we are planning to do.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

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    Room or tent
    A room with bedding would be provided or tent if they choose.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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