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Kamloops
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .4 acre
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 17775
Region: BC, South Central

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Last Updated: March 7, 2019

Greetings :) I will welcome you to my home where you will have a comfy bed in the spare room. There is Internet access.

It has been our absolute pleasure to host adventurous people from all over the globe. It is fun to share music, stories, meals/recipes and to learn about other cultures.

I require cheerful, competent assistance with ANY* (but not all) of the following you may have experience with: Plant care, Snow removal, Trimming hedges, Vehicle detailing; Upholstery; Sewing; Refinishing Furniture; Cleaning and Organizing; Tiling; Grouting and Cement work in spring, but mainly I find it best if you share any other work skills you have that might be welcome for projects where your expertise would be helpful. (Carpentry; Renovations; Painting)

We can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer now and then so feel free to bring your favorite for happy hour. Due to allergies this is absolutely a NO SMOKING placement-as well there are concerns since we live in a dry climate on the edge of a tinder dry forest!

Kamloops is a good stop-over if you are heading to Northern BC, or touring between BC's West Coast and the Rocky Mountains (Banff and Jasper, Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley). Our home is on the city bus route so that you can easily go out exploring Kamloops in your free time. We will have some fun gatherings and will try to show you around the area if you don't have a vehicle.

We exchange 4-5 hours of work each day, with 2 days off each week. The schedule is flexible if for example, you prefer to work 3 full days with more time to explore the area.

We provide room and board in our home. If you wish to provide your own food we can happily adjust the time commitment. We will try to accommodate for food intolerance you might have, so please share any concerns ahead of your visit.

Please* send a message including details about your travel plans and dates, how you are travelling: (planes/trains/automobiles/bike/camper-van/ greyhound/hitch etc). If you are taking the bus we can pick you up! We would like to hear: what you love to do for fun; what you prefer to eat; and some insights into who you are. Share your likes and dislikes as well /as any awesome skills or experience please.

If you have any questions, please just send an email! We hope to hear from you soon!

gayle

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FYI

Here are some notes about what to do in your spare time in Kamloops BC and the surrounding area:

Kamloops is a semi arid, bustling "Thompson Rivers University" town of about 90,000 population. We are on the city bus route (#16) so you will be able to get out and enjoy all that there is to offer in the area:

In the fall there are some really beautiful hikes, check out the BC Wildlife Park, Go out and meet some university students at TRU, The bike ranch, The Longboard Park, Music events downtown or just chill and share your fave playlist.

reviews (28)
Helper: Kathi Luckmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: November 21, 2018
I’m so glad to had the chance to meet Gayle, I stayed with her for almost two... view complete review

Helper: Alexis VERNEREY Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 19, 2018
I spent 3 weeks with Gayle in Kamloops. It was a really great experience to s... view complete review

Helper: Alexandre Vulic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 2, 2018
I stayed only for a week with Gayle and Marleigh, but it was such a great tim... view complete review

Helper: Emilien nael Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 15, 2018
I stayed at the Gayle House for 3 weeks and everything went very well. The di... view complete review

Helper: Anthony Pringle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 23, 2018
Staying with Gayle and Marleigh was a delight. They are very welcoming and I ... view complete review

Helper: Elie GOBIN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 18, 2017
I stayed a little bit more than a week with Gayle and Marleigh, her daughter.... view complete review

Helper: Deborah and Alan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: August 11, 2017
One could wander the world and not find some one as generous, friendly, warm ... view complete review

Helper: Wendy Glassock Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 7, 2017
Gayle very kindly hosted me for 2 nights/1 day on my way to another hosting. ... view complete review

Helper: Bilal Dabbour Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: June 9, 2017
I spent only 5 days with Glayde. But it was far enough to notice how nice she... view complete review

Helper: Elisabeth Blanc Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: February 10, 2017
Once you arrive at Gayle's house you will immediately feel at home. Gayle is ... view complete review

Helper: Sarah O'Dwyer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: August 30, 2016
I went to Gayle's place for two weeks and stayed for three. My main jobs ther... view complete review

Helper: Katharina Kochsiek Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 5, 2016
It was a really nice time at Gayle's place. She is a wonderful host. We had ... view complete review

Helper: Yuko Yoshikawa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: May 18, 2016
Hi there, I stayed Gayle's place about one week. I saw her profile and wante... view complete review

Helper: Julen Ximenetz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: February 16, 2016
It was my first experience in Helpx and really recommendable. I spent three w... view complete review

Helper: Mel and Mike Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 10, 2015
We spent a week with Gayle and her daughter Marleigh. We helped Gayle with a ... view complete review

Helper: Guillaume De Busscher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: September 25, 2014
I spent two weeks at Gayle's place. For handymen , it is a kind of paradise a... view complete review

Helper: François Dubruque Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 12, 2014
I spent two weeks at Gayle's place and we shared many good times !She's very ... view complete review

Helper: Stanislas Poulain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 4, 2014
10 days at Gayle's place. I did some sanding, painting, fixing stuff and clea... view complete review

Helper: Gonzalo Martín Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 13, 2014
I spent 2 weeks with Gayle. It was a very good time. I worked in the garden c... view complete review

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Helper: Eduardo Medina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 13, 2014
I was in Gayle's place for two weeks and I had a reaaaally good time! She is ... view complete review

Helper: Jan Joubert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: South Africa Date: November 15, 2013
Gayle and her family are incredibly warm, caring and interesting people. She'... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Gengel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 14, 2013
It has been a great experience to stay in Kamloops with Gayle. An unforgett... view complete review

Helper: Julie Krogsbøll Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: September 10, 2013
Gayle is fun, and she care about you. Unfortunately I only met a for a short ... view complete review

Helper: Cecilia Ciampoli Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: June 7, 2013
I stay with Gayle for a couplle of days she was awsom!! every little thing th... view complete review

Helper: Blandin THOMAS Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 16, 2013
That was my first host, and that was a very good experience. I was a little ... view complete review

Helper: Heidrun and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 3, 2013
words are not enough to describe our wonderful stay with Gayle and her daught... view complete review

Helper: Ruth Winter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 30, 2013
Gayle was a complete lifesaver for me! I emailed her one morning as my other ... view complete review

Helper: Gareth Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 22, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Gayle, Marleigh and Katie. They are an awes... view complete review

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