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North Saanich
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1/4 acre
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 85640
Region: BC, South Western

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Last Updated: October 23, 2019


ABOUT US: Our home is 20 Kilometres (14 miles) North of Victoria B.C. & is situated close to the main highway #17. We are on a bus route & on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula. 2K to Sidney B.C. We built our home in 1993. Our work included handcrafting all the doors, siding, windows, millwork and cabinets. We have a very well equipped woodworking shop on our property. Ken is a carpenter/woodworker & Jeanette is a primary school teacher. We are both now retired.

We are looking for able bodied, skilled or semi-skilled guests, with some level of experience in the construction industry - or, those that are keen to learn these skills.

There is lots of general laboring, re-roofing, painting, electrical & carpentry work to do here. 4 hours of work is expected for 5 days a week (holidays excluded). We like to be finished work by 1:15 & we always work together with our guests. Please read our feedback from prior guests. Which shows this has worked very well for all.

The timeframe for working would actually be 4.5 hours, but with a 30 minute coffee break mid morning. So the time worked is just 4 hours. Meal preparation and clean-up are shared. Access to our kitchen & food are, of course, always available.

Our heated 25 foot Travel Trailer (Caravan in photo) is in driveway. The trailer is provided for our guests for sleeping and your (...and our :>) )privacy. It has a very comfortable double memory foam bed forward. Other sleeping area inside Caravan too. T.V., WiFi & 110V power are in trailer - printer available in house. There is a 3 piece private bathroom just inside the back door the house for guest use, just a few metres from the trailer door. Second private T.V. is upstairs also available when needed for private guest use.

Ocean beaches are not far away (1 K East & 2K West) - on both the East and West sides of the Saanich Peninsula. Several lakes are close by too. 2 one man & 1 tandem kayak(s) available for use - with paddles, life jackets & all safety gear. Year round kayaking is common here. See seals & sea lions & the occasional whale. Community Recreation Center with pool, tennis, skating, gym & more - 15 minute walk. Loads of Parks & Hiking Trails close by. Two 18 speed bikes available for use, with locks & helmets provided. B.C. Transit bus route & stop - 1/3 K away. Short walk to Victoria International Airport - 10 min away. Five mile drive to B.C. Ferries Terminal, with access to mainland & Vancouver and Gulf Islands. U.S.A. San Juan Ferry Terminal is in Sidney. We always pick-up our guests at the ferry or the airport. Please review our feedback(s) for more info!

Please feel free to call or email for more info - Thanks! Ken and Jeanette.

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