Home environment in lovely Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada



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    We are missing you wonderful travelers but at the same time we have a variety of family events happening in 2022 with dates not locked in yet. We are probably going to be better able to respond to you with short notice.
    Priority to workers who have had their Covid vaccines, and feel we all need to do our part to end this pandemic.

    It is just the 2 of us with our dog living in a beautiful home surrounded by fields and forest with views of the mountains and sunsets. It is very peaceful here and we often see deer, hawks, and eagles.
    Sometimes we like extra help with the garden or forest or whatever special projects are on the list (see below) and of course there is always weeding. If you are not used to outdoor work you will build some muscle and get your hands dirty! We try to accommodate people's strengths and abilities. We won't ask you to do any work that is beyond your capacity. We work with you as much as possible and make sure you are comfortable with the job. We do expect a good work effort and ability to clarify and follow directions.

    We have hosted more than 100 volunteers over 10 years and it has always been a great time together. We love welcoming travelers into our home and treat you like family while you are here. We value the efforts and contributions that have been made by all who have stayed here. We certainly wouldn't be where we are without the help and we feel the helpers become part of our story. Some of those pictures are included in our profile.

    Breakfast is self serve from food provided. For lunch and dinner, I like to cook a variety of healthy meals from scratch and we eat together family style. You are welcome to help and keep company in the kitchen with cooking or clean up. We raise our own beef and seasonal vegetables.

    We have bikes so you can go exploring to Cowichan Bay (10 Min) or into town- 7 km. We try to be accommodating of people's interest and help them explore the Valley. It is such a beautiful area for hikes along rivers, up mountains and enjoying beaches. In the evenings, we like to watch TV, read, play cards or watch the sunset while playing with the dog.

    This is a good place for 2 people traveling together but that is not a requirement. We have often had 2 individuals traveling who have become great friends. 3 week long stays preferred but exceptions can be made.
    Non-smoking, no drugs.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    For many it has been a reprieve from the fast pace of work or travel. A chance to regroup, think, get in touch with themselves and plan the next steps. Travelers can expect lots of time working outside, enjoying the beautiful, peaceful nature that surrounds our home, learning new skills, and being appreciated for their efforts while being welcomed like family and experiencing how one Canadian home functions.

  • Aide


    Projects on the list;
    *️ helping with our rhubarb production
    *️️️️️️️️ pulling invasive weeds in the forest
    * vegetable and flower garden care
    * chopping firewood

    We try to match skill level/ experience with job needs and we will help along side you when possible or make sure you understand the job before leaving you.
    We are flexible with the volunteering day hours so that you can have the time you need to explore. At the same time, we expect a good work ethic and a job well done. We expect you to make an effort to be efficient and be good at clarifying and following directions.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Large private bedrooms and bathroom upstairs in main house with wireless internet.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There is great beauty and peaceful nature in our area. many hiking and biking opportunities.
    We are situated midway between the larger cities of Victoria and Nanaimo. Victoria is a favorite city for guests to explore.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a large property in the country so lots of room for a camper van.

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4-5 hrs per day, 5 days per week

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N° de référence hôte : 211311856115