Garden, house and aircraft would like your help in British Columbia, Canada




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    We have a large garden and workshop on 10 acres, with a few trees and a lake. We are rebuilding a 1946 Ercoupe aircraft, and my husband is a registered Aircraft Maintenance Engineer so has all the skills and tools for the job. He is also a pilot and a flight instructor. We own a rare classic sports car and go to small town car shows. I'm a gardener and cook, and bread maker.

    I am still recovering from back surgery, and Dennis is on a waiting list for knee surgery, so we both need a bit of help. Not the nursey, medical kind but very practical help.

    We are re-building the gardens after nearly 20 years neglect, and have 2 small greenhouses. The garden is now about 75% built up and partly planted. Should start feeding us soon! There are some repair jobs on the fences and outbuildings. The rest of the work is indoors, and includes some painting, and help with the airplane in the workshop.

    We are generally quiet people, and although the community is 35 kilometres from town, we have great ranching and farming neighbours who may enjoy an extra pair of hands with sheep, pigs, chickens, etc. By your choice, of course. And although we are quiet, we often wind down with Byron Lee and Bob Marley, loud classical music, and bad cooking shows. We have great TV and lots of DVDs. F1 fans particularly welcome.

    During our working lives we traveled the world for various jobs, and have a wealth of experience, which you would be welcome to share. Besides our varied aviation experience I am a qualified English teacher. We'd also love to learn about you.

    We hope to find someone to help in the workshop, house and garden.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We pride ourselves on our life experience and our travels, and our knowledge of our community and our country. We lived overseas for many years in the Caribbean and in the Middle East. We are also happy Canadians, with a true love of our community and culture.

    We are eager to learn about other people and places. I am a Cambridge certified TESOL/TOEFL instructor, and am crazy about English. I don't want to be a school teacher but informal lessons and corrections are always on offer. I am also certified to teach air radio telephony. My husband is 'Mr. Aviation', and can pass along 50 years aviation knowledge. We can teach garden skills, aircraft maintenance, workshop skills, vehicle maintenance, how to drive a tractor, cooking and baking. We have a small library and love to read.

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    Our traveler could help my husband with the aircraft, it would be a very practical learning opportunity. There would be, of course, small aircraft flights that needed to be made.

    The garden needs beds to be rebuilt, fertilizer dug in, weeding. There is fencing that needs work, and tractoring as well, earthmoving. Our stables (sorry, no horses) needs a foundation to save it. Farm stuff.

    During bad weather there is a bit of painting to do in the house. And during hot weather, the exterior painting needs finishing. There's a ton of painting to do!

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante
    Francés: Principiante

  • Alojamiento


    There is a private bedroom and toilet/shower room for the traveler's use, in a separate part of the house . Also, they would have a desk and chair for their computer, and we would discuss television and movie use, as we have a large collection. No Netflix, sorry.

    Wifi is good, and we now have good mobile phone coverage.

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    Algo más...

    As we are quite far from town, you won't enjoy it if you need 'nightlife'. We drive in once or twice a week, and even then we have a list of what to accomplish. You will like it if you want quiet, a dark night sky, deer in the paddock, and a calm ramble around the place. There is a bicycle you can use. People under 20 tend to be a bit too energetic for us.

  • 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 have hi-speed internet with unlimited data. Workawayer would have a desk in his room. We have good mobile phone coverage now, as well.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    All sizes, but no sewage hookups nearby. We can provide power and potable water by hose hookup if required. Sani-dump is about 30km from house.

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

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Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 931759844853