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Area (ha): .07
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 87360
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: September 18, 2019

Hi ! We are full for the fall but have space April 15-30, 2020.

We are looking for 5 hours per day five days a week of help with gardening, painting and household tasks. Anyone with carpentry skills would be great, as we want to build some hoop houses on our existing raised beds, and a bike shelter.

We have a nice second floor three-bedroom suite that our friendly oldest son lives in (he is 20 and studies physics at UVic). You would have your own room with a queen bed.. It is bright, clean with full kitchen (dishwasher too), full bathroom with bathtub and shower, in-suite laundry, cable and wifi. It is located in a great upscale area in Oak Bay near all amenities and a few steps from a bus stop and walking distance to the ocean.

We will provide some prepared meals and groceries for breakfast, lunch and dinner for helpers. It is largely self-catering (you make your own food from the groceries or heat meals we have prepared) as you'll have your own space for cooking/eating, but we hope you will come share some meals with us too.

I'm a lawyer and my husband is a pharmacist and we have four young adult sons - two still living at home. We enjoy family, gardening, cooking, pets (we have a friendly cat but she is not in your suite, so if you have allergies you'll be ok), being out on our boat, being away, and being at home. We have travelled a lot and enjoy meeting new people. I work part-time so I'm home a lot. My husband works more than full time so you'll see less of him.

We need help mostly with:

creating an organic permaculture garden
general yard work and gardening
some cooking prep/batch cooking for the family and you - we make almost everything ourselves from good ingredients
other small maintenance matters

Sorry, but we cannot accommodate smokers. We can accommodate vegetarians.

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