Help with a house next to the seaside, surrounded by forest, in a small water access only community in Canada

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Canada

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    11/12/2018

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    A private studio/family home on an island on the eatern BC coast. Our home is a beautiful seaside three story structure we built from local wood, surrounded by forest, in a small water access only community. We use firewood for heat and appreciate help with that, grow a garden of flowers and food which always needs effort!
    We eat well altho not vegetarian or gluten-free.
    Plent of wildlife to see from birds to humpback or orca from time to time.
    Comfortable rooms and good people to hang out with in this isolated wilderness artstudio/home.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    English improvement if they don’t speak it well.
    Build muscle (seriously!) and physical skills, boating skills, possibly some artwork instruction depending on individual.
    How to live off-grid and observe weather and chose appropriate activities.
    History at our neighbbour’s amazing musuem
    Birds and wildlife of the area

  • Help

    Help

    Filling shed with split firewood, so you must be physically healthy and fit. Each morning some firewood work will be done working with Al to learn what is needed. Afternoons some garden work with Yvonne or a field trip out and about to islands

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French and a bit of Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our home is definitely not rustic altho it is in wilderness. Two guest bedrooms are available with double bed, and private bathroom on the upper floor of home.
    Main living area includes a pool table, tv for dvd’s only (no TV) rafio, cd player, living room with deck, ocean view, big kitchen, pottery studio and painting studio

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is place for a healthy fit person open to new experiences, flexible in their daily activities and able to take instruction, ask for clarification and not to pretend to know or understand things they don’t quite. Need to work with moderate supervision and no prodding for up to three hours (with moderate rest breaks). We work hard and we also take time to fully enjoy ourselves, for example when whales or dolphins go by we drop everything and go see them.
    We have limited use of internet which people can use to stay in touch with family but NO large data usage.
    Probably best to have no allergies, (we have a cat) and to like boats

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 995439976989