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Abbotsford
All Year: January-December
Area (ha): 1/2 acre
Persons: one or two
Category: Other
Host ID: 36895
Region: BC, South Western

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Last Updated: February 17, 2020

DATES AVAILABLE Sept.15/2020
LOCATION/SETTING
Our house is in historic Clayburn Village, Abbotsford, B.C. We are approximately 1 hour drive to Vancouver, a little longer with the train, fifteen minutes to the U.S. border (Seattle is three hours away). We are very close to the Fraser River. We have ½ acre property with a beautiful garden complete with fruit trees (cherry, pear, apple, crabapple, blueberries, peach). We have an organic vegetable and berry garden.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION
You will have one of our main upstairs bedrooms, with two queen sized beds, a full bathroom with jetted tub and shower,or the Garden Cottage, a self contained building in the back of our main house, possibly sharing with another helper. Our property is about a 20-minute walk to public transportation but if you are physically fit, you can bike to shopping malls (a couple of bikes can be available), libraries, etc. We are 10 minutes drive to the train station.

WHAT KIND OF HELP DO WE NEED? We ask for at least a four-week commitment, 20 hours a week. We expect that our helpers take turns cooking dinners.Dinner prep will be considered as part of your work time. We'll eat dinner together. Willingness to clean-up after meals would be important.
We have transitioned our place from a Bed and Breakfast to an adult day care for dementia. We will need assistance with our different therapeutic programs, such as music, exercise, art, and cognitive rehab. We will mostly be incorporating the Montessori philosophy and methods in the delivery of our programs. The daycare at this stage is small in scale, providing a homelike environment. It is run as a non-profit society. The maximum number of attendees will be 8 and the program will initially run twice a week for 5 hours a day with the goal of expanding it to four times a week. We will be providing a nutritious lunch each day for the residents. Our volunteers will be oriented to the philosophy and design of our program and will assist us in its implementation.

WHO ARE WE?
We are an outgoing, mature couple with a love of cooking, music, stained glass work, art, and good conversation. We enjoy family get-togethers, reading, getting out for walks. We are non-smokers and ask that you do not smoke on the property. We have recently become pescatarians in our diet, so besides being vegetarians we will occasionally have fish. We have recently rehomed a two-year-old golden retriever named Lady. We ask that our helpers not be smokers, take recreational drugs, or consume alcohol excessively while they are here.

FUN/ENTERTAINMENT
Bike riding (including nearby mountain bike trails).
Hiking/walking/nature trails
Trips to Vancouver
Join us for other outings - Farmer’s Market, Harrison, Fort Langley, General shopping
Community Festivals

AMENITIES
Wifi, Netflix, washing machine, dryer, etc.

reviews (17)
Helper: Teresa Ragg Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 5, 2019
I had such a wonderful time at Leslie’s and Ramsey’s place in Abortsford! The... view complete review

Helper: Pearl and Tim Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 9, 2019
Our stay with Ramsey and Leslie was nothing but positive. They were very wel... view complete review

Helper: Sebastian and Christina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 28, 2018
We had a really great time with Leslie & Ramsey, at our 2,5 week stay. They a... view complete review

Helper: Dimitri and Carole Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 13, 2018
We just want to thank you for welcoming us in your lovely home and the best c... view complete review

Helper: Nathalie and Marc Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 10, 2017
We would like to thank Leslie and Ramsey for the three wonderful weeks we spe... view complete review

Helper: Megi and Andres and Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Slovenia Date: June 1, 2017
We could not have been luckier to have found hosts like Ramsey and Leslie. Th... view complete review

Helper: Tom Yeomans Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 13, 2017
I spent my first two weeks in Canada with Ramsey and Leslie, and feel very lu... view complete review

Helper: Philippe Besnard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: April 5, 2017
My stay with Leslie and Ramsey was peaceful, there are both warm and friendly... view complete review

Helper: Bek Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: October 7, 2016
Leslie and Ramsey are 2 of the most genuine, kind and generally lovely people... view complete review

Helper: Lies and Nicholas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: June 28, 2016
What a lovely stay!!!!! We absolutely enjoyed our 3,5 weeks with Ramsey and L... view complete review

Helper: Anja and Sebastian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 19, 2016
we had a great start in Canada with this wonderful host. The work was not too... view complete review

Helper: Anna Suse Suse Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 24, 2016
I had a wonderful time at Leslies and Ramseys B&B!! During 4 weeks I was help... view complete review

Helper: David Michalik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 30, 2016
I spent my first helpX at Ramsey’s and Leslie’s B&B and it was wonderful! Th... view complete review

Helper: Alley Lin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: October 24, 2015
The stay with Ramsey and Leslie is so nice that it came to my mind sometimes ... view complete review

Helper: Elvis EDMOND Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 17, 2015
I spent 3 weeks in July and August with Ramsey and Leslie and I had a very go... view complete review

Helper: Chloe Vantorre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 10, 2015
I had a great time with Ramsey and Leslie ! It was my first helpX experience ... view complete review

Helper: István Albert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: June 21, 2015
I went to this charming place for two weeks and ended up staying four, the ... view complete review

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