Join us in our rural home on Vancouver Island, BC & help us with our gardens!




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    We're Jamie and Adam, originally from the UK, we're now living on Vancouver Island in a small village called Youbou with our two dogs. We recently bought our first home to run partially as a holiday rental. The house is in finished condition but our acre of land needs work and is currently quite barren. We have previously used whilst travelling South America and have had nothing but positive experiences!! We're excited to give hosting a try and need a bit of help with some big projects!

    We both work from home and will be busy sometimes so some of the labour may be solitary.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We moved to rural BC for a quieter lifestyle. The benefit of spending time at our place is to relax and take in the views of the lake, and enjoy the hiking/boating as well as cultural events that the wonderful Cowichan Valley has to offer.

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    Basic landscaping and things around the house. We are in the process of cleaning up our acre of land; this involves digging some trenches, weeding, tilling soil and laying soil/seeds.

    Ongoing work is harvesting wood from the forest behind our place - using the chainsaw and splitting/stacking wood. Also cleaning our big deck, tidying and maybe building some planter boxes for my vegetable garden

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Español

  • Accommodation


    We have an apartment suite which you will share with other workawayers from around the world! We will try to give you a private room, but solo travellers may have to share a room. You also get a shared bathroom and kitchen, and a stunning view of Lake Cowichan! :D

    We expect 3-4 hours of work a day and will provide you with breakfast and evening meals on the days that you work. For days you have off you will be expected to manage your own meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on the side of a mountain so there are some nice walks/hikes around; there's even a small waterfall a short walk from our place. Further afield, there is an abundance of hiking, lakes, beaches, and attractions.

    We have a hot tub to hang out in during our cool lake valley evenings and a swimming pool for the hot summer days.

    We also have two very energetic dogs! Please only contact us if you are 100% comfortable with dogs as they will try to lick your face. Please mention the word PARKER in your application. This is so we know you have read everything and you know what to expect! :)

    To get around independently there is a local bus service that goes into the town of Lake Cowichan and many people hitchhike around here as well. Sometimes we drive into Duncan and could take you over to explore that area!

  • 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 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our new west coast home
Lots of wildlife around - woodpeckers, bald eagles, and here are our own Roosevelt Elk who like to pass through our property
Overlooking Cowichan Lake
Our craziest dog, Ella.
Jamie & Adam, kayaking in Ecuador

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