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Campbell River, B.C.
All Year: Most of the year
Area (ha): 1 acre lot
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 38227
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: March 25, 2020



Wow, exploring right outside our backdoor along side the Campbell River is a beautiful place to experience Fall and Vancouver Island`s great outdoors!!! Although we live on a one acre town lot, our back yard is situated on a cliff over looking an accessible beautiful heritage river, with a nature park setting of ferns, douglas firs, maples and alder trees. You can often see deer, racoons, bears and the silver backs of salmon and Steelhead fish jumping in the ebb and flow of the river’s pools. We have trail access to the river below, where you can enjoy listening to the sing song of many birds, tubing down the river/swimming in the heat of the summer, and trying your hand at casting for Steelhead fish. As well, our neighbourhood is the access point to many scenic nature walking and biking trails. The 1st three photos are at our home and the others are nearby nearby trails and local vistas.

If you have a specific trade or skill to exchange we can find you a suitable project. Otherwise if you can help with any of the following; spring cleanup in the yard and along the river, rock work on river, the usual weekly interior house cleaning/some organization, and some handy man stuff.

In the past we have travelled and enjoyed home stays ourselves and therefore, we would really enjoy learning about your country and you would be treated like a member of our casual family home. I like to cook and enjoy sharing mealtimes; so you can expect healthy meals and ingredients made fresh daily and therefore your involvement and assistance with meals in the kitchen is a must.. You will be provided with either a private bsmt bedroom with a double bed with an adjacent full bathroom, or our second space is a comfy single bed in the open bsmt concept and the final space being a river view loft/ building adjacent to house (summer months) and you can use the bsmt bathroom in house = your choice. Internet and laundry available.

We have interests in the arts, painting, drawing, yoga, music, theatre, cooking, crafting, hiking,snow shoeing, kayaking, camping and canoeing.

Helpers with the following qualities are ideal,

- can work independently, self - motivated, energetic and happy to be helping out >>> team player
- some experience gardening or a willingness learn and to work hard, as I do

- some meal preparation is done in the morning before starting workday - as
well, cooking>>>daily cleanup of kitchen are part of being a family/team...
many hands make for small work:)))- this time is not considered working hours
- you are required to participate in the making of your meals and the sharing of the same
meal time with family regardless of your diet
- if you require a different diet please discuss these options before you arrive
- we usually stop for a mid day meal and finish required hours afterwards.
- you are self motivated to keep your room/or living space and bathroom clean during and
before you leave
- **no drugs**, minimal drinking, smoking outside,

5 days- 5 hours/2 off or 6 days 4 hour/1 off >>> for total of 25 hours
I`m looking for happy, fun people to share and spend part of my day with; Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful places in the world...lets enjoy the day!!! Looking for keen individuals who can routinely start working at 9 am.- rain or shine we are usually outside for part of the day. Initially a one week stay, and if things go well for both of us, then you are most welcome to stay longer.

From here you can walk to many nature, ocean and cycling trails. We are on a bus route to downtown Campbell River, and within 10 minutes you will be in the heart of a beautiful ocean front seaside town. As well, you can readily experience the alternate vibes of Quadra Island via a 10 min ferry, and then further on to Cortes Island from there. We are also the gateway to great hiking in Strathcona Park and the surrounding areas. The west coast and the surfing town of Tofino is a 3 hour drive away and to the North of us is Telegraph Cove, known for whale watching and at the Northern tip of the Island is Port Hardy and the entry point to the Cape Scott Trail (approx 3 hour drive).

We were new to Helpx summer of 2015 and we have enjoyed meeting many travelers :). We look forward to meeting you and sharing good times and new adventures.


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From: France Date: September 4, 2018
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From: Germany Date: August 24, 2018
Thanks so much again for hosting me! I am kind of late but I wanted to giv... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: August 1, 2018
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From: France Date: November 8, 2017
I stayed at Cindy's place a little more than 2 weeks. I was supposed to come ... view complete review

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From: Korea, South Date: September 19, 2017
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From: Germany Date: July 25, 2017
I really enjoyed living with Cindy and staying at her place, even if it was o... view complete review

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From: France Date: July 11, 2017
Great stay with Cindy in this peaceful place! You can rest and enjoy the nice... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: July 8, 2017
I definitely had an awesome time staying with Cindy and Hollis. They have a r... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: August 26, 2016
I stayed with Cindy and her daughter Hollis for a wonderful week. Her house i... view complete review

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From: China Date: August 25, 2016
I stayed at Cindy's place for 10 days and really enjoyed that. As a little Ch... view complete review

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From: France Date: July 24, 2016
Cindy And her mother, Winnie, have been lovely hosters. Both are so kind And ... view complete review

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From: France Date: May 12, 2016
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From: Germany Date: February 12, 2016
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I really enjoyed staying with this lovely family. After a short time I felt l... view complete review

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From: United States Date: December 2, 2015
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From: France Date: September 16, 2015
Thank a lot for everything ! I stayed 6 weeks with cindy and hollis, proba... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: July 12, 2015
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