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Denman Island
All Year: Spring & Fall
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 26590
Region: BC, Islands

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Last Updated: February 7, 2020

We are 10 minutes from Vancouver Island, via ferry operated by BC Ferries. We invite energetic couples to join us as Helpers in the spring of 2020. Non-smokers only.

You will have accommodation in our private, detached guesthouse, backing onto forest and 400 feet from our house. The guesthouse is modern and fully equipped, so you will supply & prepare your own food in your own kitchen.

We ask 5 hours work per person day.

This is an oceanfront home (Tide Cottage) with large, modern guesthouse (Timmerhouse), located on Denman Island/Baynes Sound. The guesthouse is about 400 feet from our home, giving privacy. We have approximately 1 acre cleared, with a large vegetable garden and small orchard. The remaining 12+ acres is forested, from Timmerhouse inland. There is a creek crossing the property, via a 10-minute walk through the Douglas fir forest. Helpers will have the guesthouse to themselves, including wood-burning fireplace, full kitchen, upstairs deck, and a large patio, with barbecue, off the main floor.

We need help with our garden: non-certified but organic fruit, vegetables, berries, ornamental trees & shrubs; and with labour, carpentry work on a new out-building that is currently at the finishing stages. We will do painting and finish carpentry. We'll also buck, split, stack firewood.

Denman Island is a 10-minute ferry ride from Vancouver Island. The ferry dock is at Buckley Bay, 25km. south of Courtenay, on Vancouver Island.

reviews (5)
Helper: Charlene and Charles Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 13, 2018
We had a wonderful time at Shelley and Morley's place! We came with no insula... view complete review

Helper: Christian and Seraina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: October 13, 2016
Our stay with Morley and Shelley on Denman Island was amazing! We've spent 3 ... view complete review

Helper: Niamh and Jarlath Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: July 15, 2016
Our stay with Morley and Shelley was incredible. It was our first help X expe... view complete review

Helper: Viviana and Rodrigo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Chile Date: April 10, 2016
Morley and Shelley were fantastic hosts. They’re open minded, thoughtful and ... view complete review

Helper: Martin and Janina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 14, 2015
Jani and I stayed with the McKeachies for about 3 weeks in October 2015 and w... view complete review

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