Experience island life while helping us with our beautiful property on Vancouver Island, Canada

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    ***we had last minute cancellation***Looking for someone starting ASAP

    Would love to find one person with construction experience or any carpentry skills who could join our team and help with our building projects. Starting as soon as possible.

    And one or a couple for general help, ideally Spanish speaking as we want to continue improving the language.

    We would like to find someone long term ideally, if it’s a right fit.

    Now when the summer is here we need help around the house and garden.
    We want to cleanup the yard from dead trees and put new plants around it.
    We also just started some building projects, so any construction skills will be highly appreciated.
    We are looking for someone with own initiative and who won’t need our assist all the time.
    Preferably with a driving license.

    We try to organize the space and clean the house on a daily basis.
    Our days don’t always look the same so we need someone who can be flexible with their schedule. Some days are longer than others, but there are also days that there’s not much to do. However, we try to do our best to plan ahead.

    As there’s enough to do for two people, couples are very welcome. We can even accommodate a pet if you travel with one.

    My husband and I need some help around the house with cleaning and cooking and as we are planing to travel to South America one day, we would love to start learning Spanish.

    Vancouver Island is located on the west coast of British Columbia Canada. A true west coast island paradise. We live just outside the city of Duncan and own a beautiful home and property which we spend much of our time working on.

    We try to live an active lifestyle and spend a lot of time outdoors. Having the chance to host and meet new people from around the world, exchange cultures and share adventures is what we are passionate about.

    You need to be pet friendly as we have two outdoor cats and Two dogs that are all around the place and need an attention. We take them everywhere with us, so you need to be willing to share the back seat with the puppies:)
    Now we also have chickens!

    There are 3 of us living in the house at the moment, but there's a lot of space. You might have to share the bedroom with other workawayer if you want to stay short term but if king stay or a couple then you have your own.
    We try to fallow a healthy diet and we cook a lot at home, mostly vegetarian. You need to be ok with a meatless diet.
    Help in the kitchen will be needed and appreciated.

    Vancouver Island is a great place for someone who loves nature and spending time outdoors. There are plenty of things to do just around the corner and a bus stop that takes you directly to town. As our days can be really busy sometimes we hope to find someone who's not afraid to explore the area by themself. You’ll be welcome to use our car if needed.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live on a beautiful island in British Columbia full of nature. Hiking, boating, skiiing/snowboarding, kayaking are all things that are done right in our backyard. We will also work towards improving our guests english. We more or less would love to show off the beauty of Vancouver Island and our way of life.

  • Help

    Help

    We require help around the yard and in the house with things such as cooking, cleaning, driving, some animal care, help with building projects.
    We need someone who will be able to notice that the dishwasher need to be emptied or the floor needs a swop.
    We also would like to learn other lenguages, so maybe some lessons as well.
    Our days don’t always look the same so we need someone who can be flexible with their schedule. However, we try to do our best to plan the day ahead.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Shared big bedroom with two bunk beds or your own room if a couple.
    Guests will have access to transportation to town for shopping, washer and dryer, pool, hottub and help themselves with food when hungry. However we hope to work together to prepare healthy nutritious meals and keep the house clean and organized.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers will be able to spend their time off however they like, but we wish and will work hard to accomodate their interests. Those that enjoy the outdoors and nature will not be disapointed in the opportunities available. We have bikes, pool/hottub, large livingroom and television, lakes, rivers, mountains and hiking trails that are all a short drive or even walk away. The city of Duncan is 10 minutes drive and Victoria and Nanaimo are only an hour away.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of room for additional vehicles

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    We have two friendly dogs that love to play with other pups.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Botanical Beach 1,5h drive
Stoney Hill Beautiful hike just 30 min away
Maple Bay 20 min drive
Port Renfrew Just an hour from where we live
The view of the home from the poolhouse

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