Hi, I live in one of the most beautiful parts of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, a 2 hour ferry ride from Vancouver.
I have a large property 1/2 Block from Departure Bay Beach. I am always in need of help around my property doing yard chores and handyman projects.
My children are grow and I live here with my long time girlfriend. We love to travel and when we can’t travel we love to meet travelers.
Hosting volunteers has been a wonderful experience and we have made friends with people from around the world.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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Nanaimo is a small city so it has the best to offer with lots of summer activities and festivals as well as endless beachfront parks and outdoor and hiking areas.
I have lived here for 23 years and enjoy helping travelers get the most from their experience. Occasionally I will even take them around to see some of the wonderful places I enjoy visiting over and over.
At times we will have dinners or Barbecues with friends and family and always include our guests.
Currently I am not looking for any help. Thank you.
Other than that I always have handyman type of jobs such as painting and light carpentry, but in the spring and summer months there are seasonal jobs such as yard maintenance, cutting grass, weeding and general clean up as well as some house cleaning or what ever else I need help with.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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You will stay in my 5th Wheel Recreational Vehicle (Caravan). It has its own kitchen and bathroom and sleeps 2 people comfortably.
Nanaimo is central to Vancouver Island and The Pacific Playground. There is good transportation to all the best tourist destinations on the island.
The ferry to Nanaimo is the easiest to get to on the Vancouver side and drops you off in the middle of the city. I live 3 km from the ferry terminal here in Nanaimo so I can usually pick people up.
Victoria is 1.5 hrs
Toffino is 3.5 hrs
Paksville is 40 min
Coombs is 40 min
Port Alberni is 1 hr
Comox is 1 hr
Campbell River is 1.5 hrs
Port Hardy is 4 hrs
There are plenty of Beachfront parks or forested hikes near my house 10 to 20 min walk, bike ride or bus.
7-11 5 min walk
Groceries/mall 20 min walk or 5 min bus
Beach 1 min walk
Sorry no pets
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week