Hello! We are a family of 5 – myself, my partner, our 9 year old son, 7 year old daughter, and 1.5 year old son.
We live on beautiful Salt Spring Island, on a 5 acre homestead in the southern part of the island. We have a big garden and chickens, and we are building a cabin and doing renovations. We are next to Ruckle Provincial Park and heritage farm which is a popular place for tourists and locals alike. There are stunning forested and beachside trails nearby. Biking, hiking, paddling and swimming are just some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy here.
We are primarily looking for someone to help with child care for our 1.5 year old (big kids will be in school) and with some light cleaning/house help/meal prep.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Prática de idiomas
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Cuidar de animais
Ajuda em fazenda
Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
Ajuda a cuidar da casa
We have travelled extensively and lived overseas in the past and love connecting with people from other parts of the country and world. I used to teach English as an additional language and am interested in learning languages and about other cultures.
We love spending time outdoors, hiking, paddling, biking, camping, growing, preserving and preparing good food and would be happy to share that with you!
We aim to provide a fun, supportive environment for you during your stay. Tell us what's important to you and we'll do our best to support that.
Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.
Child care would involve taking care of our 1.5 year old: playing with him inside and outside, going to the playground, going for walks, reading books, changing diapers, putting him down for his nap, and feeding him snacks and meals.
You should be patient and gentle, and like children. Ask yourself if you would be able to play with a toddler for several hours a day? Can you tell stories, sing with them, and redirect them from things they are not allowed to do? Please, no cell phones when you are with them. During the working time, the child should be the main focus of our guest.
Ideally, we are seeking someone who is able to stay longer term, for 4+ months, but this is flexible. Preference to people with child care experience, especially toddlers.
There may also be opportunities to help in our veggie garden, household chores, meal preparation, with the chickens, work around the property or with house building and renovations. We are also open to hosting a couple – one person to do child care, and the other to help with the handy work around the property and renovations.
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We have a private converted school bus to offer. It has a double bed, small kitchen, dining area, wood stove, large deck, hot and cold water, electricity and an outhouse (outdoor toilet). It is separate from our living space and very private. Access to the shower would be from our home. We can provide meals, or you have the option to prepare your own meals, but we're happy to share meals together. A bike would be available for you to use. The bus doesn't currently have wifi set up, but wifi would be available from our place.
Salt Spring is a popular tourist destination in the summer and is known for being an artsy community with a passion for sustainability.
It is quite rural where we live. The town is about a 20 min drive away from our home, and public transit is minimal and limited to the peak season (summer). The closest shop is a 12min drive away. There are beaches, trails and lakes within biking/walking distance but biking to town is very hilly and the roads are narrow.
The area would suit someone who loves nature, rural settings and who is independent.
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.
We can discuss whether pets would be a good fit. Must be good with children and chickens.
4-5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum