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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.7 acres
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 25963
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014

I live on a wooded acreage on the Cowichan River, next to a forest, in the only corner of Canada to be free of snow and freezing temperatures in January. I have a spare bedroom with a large, comfortable bed. I need help as I am recovering from the death of my only child and a mastectomy just over a year ago. I need someone who will help with cooking supper and make their own lunch; help me with household chores; and do some outdoor work such as digging, weeding and planting. I also need some heavy-duty digging of steps on a steep path down to the river, and possibly some woodcutting with my chainsaw.

I would expect 4 or 5 hours a day of work, 5 days a week, with weekends off. I don't smoke, so would like you to be non-smokers.

I would like to try this out for perhaps a month starting in April, and then see how it goes for possibly a longer period. I am an older woman, getting arthritis, and am congenial. I have taught ESL and would be happy to help you learn English. I go to town every day where I meet with a very congenial group of friends at a coffee house, and you could get a ride in with me if you like and get to know my friends, many of whom are musicians. I also have a bike you could borrow. I would be open to showing you some of this beautiful valley (Cowichan Valley, 60 miles north of Victoria) on weekends.

reviews (1)
Helper: Caroline and Arnaud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 12, 2014
Thank you Susan for your hospitality ! We have spent 5 wonderful weeks with y... view complete review

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