Join us and help with three gardening seasons and year-round dog care in the BC Gulf Islands (Galiano Island), Canada

  • Canadá
  • 618 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 5 jun 2023



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    We are a family of three plus one dog (though our adult daughter now lives in France during the school year). We are into gardening, cooking, sailing, playing music, SUP, pottery, kayaking and taking walks with Snoop, our Chocolate Lab. We offer opportunities to stay on Galiano Island. We are slowly converting our garden using permaculture principles. We are also working toward bringing our sailboat back to life. Please note that we can only accept fully vaccinated guests.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Depending on your interests, we can teach you cooking, kayaking and sailing at professional level (we have one certified sailing instructor, and a registered professional chef and kayaking guide). We can speak native English and French, some Spanish and beginner Japanese. We are musicians, and love to jam with our visitors and teach musical skills if you are open to it.

  • Ayuda


    This summer and fall (2022), we're aiming to get some help with gardening, pet care, and general house/landscape maintenance and are hoping to get a small office set up for remote working. General house cleaning tasks, cooking and organizing may also be required.

    In the Spring we will be working to improve our current automated watering system. We will also start plants indoors and outdoors, select and plant new crops using companion planting principles. We will be rebuilding our compost system as well.

    By mid-summer we will require help with weeding, and with keeping the grounds tidy, including simple grass cutting, collecting leaves and brown matter for composting and trail maintenance.

    At the end of the summer and into the fall, we participate in local fruit and vegetable gleaning projects, and do a lot of wild crafting and harvesting. Your help would be welcome in this too. We will need to winterize our gardens and collect seaweed, leaves and other soil amendments.

    We also have a large sailboat that is always in need of various kinds of maintenance and cleaning.

    Sometimes there are opportunities to find paid work, and we will often provide a flexible schedule of Work Away tasks to enable side gigs.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We are open to all languages. We speak a few words of Japanese, and intermediate Spanish. Also a few words of Hindi.

  • Alojamiento


    We have a variety of options, including a small private cabin (with wifi, heat and electricity), a protected tent platform with electricity and wi-fi access if you like to sleep in the great outdoors (summer only), or our sailboat (43', summer and warmer parts of shoulder season only).

    We also have plenty of space to pitch a tent when the weather is warm and dry.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Galiano Island is well placed for Pacific Northwest adventures, roughly equidistant between Vancouver, B.C. and Victoria, B.C. Including our island as a midway stop for your travels around our area is a great option. Galiano offers an amazing natural environment, spectacular hiking and kayaking/boating opportunities, and many recreation options. Locals engage in soccer, ball hockey, ultimate frisbee, creative and contemporary dance, circus arts, roller derby/skating, ping pong, tea kwon do, pickle ball, creaand those opportunities are open to visitors as well. We have an amazing little arts center which hosts a variety of workshops, music shows, and art exhibits. We have bicycles and scooters available for our visitors who have a valid driver's license (there is no reliably available public transportation on our island at the moment, but there is a community bus which runs at peak hours).

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We recently upgraded to a 25 Mbps connection. This is sure way better than how it was when we started living in this little cabin in the woods... way back then we were on dial-up !!

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours per day (5 days per week)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 878355241115

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