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



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 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

  • Descrição


    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. We are feeding the neighbours with all the produce! 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 ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos artísticos
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    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.

  • Ajuda


    Our traveler could help my husband with the aircraft, it would be a very practical learning opportunity. Later this summer, some flying may be part of our lives.

    The garden is planted, but a really enthusiastic person could dig out the remaining grass-laden beds for use. 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

    Inglês: Fluente
    Alemão: Iniciante
    Francês: Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    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 in the house.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    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.

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    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    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.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    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.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

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

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 931759844853