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Hosts in Vancouver Island (189) - Page 1 of 19


Town or City: Campbell River
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 89631
Region: Vancouver Island

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We have a remote wilderness ocean front property on the BC mainland, accessible by our boat from North Vancouver Island. It is off grid and has no cell coverage on most days. We live in Campbell River but travel there as much as possible. There is a cabin and numerous shelters amid the large old growth forest. The beach is a pathway for black and grizzly bear as well as wolf and cougar and the Inlet is home to many birds while the straits have whales, orcas etc. Our approach is best described as pioneering and there are not many homestead skills we donít have. We have tents for guests and would supply all meals and required equipment. We are looking for guests that are willing to work 25 hours a week and that are fit and have common sense and get along well. Skills like mechanics, carpentry, or just the willingness to put in labour would help us complete projects we have on the go from adding a porch and other small carpentry to building a dam on the creek, trail building and getti... more inside

        



Town or City: Campbell River, B.C.
All Year: opening Nov/December
Area (ha): 1 acre lot
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 38227
Region: Vancouver Island

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Opening for December
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, raccoons, bears and the silver backs of salmon and Steelhead fish jumping in the ebb and flow of the riverís 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 neighborhood 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 su... more inside

            



Town or City: Port Alberni
All Year: spring and fall
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 88496
Region: Vancouver Island

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My wife Nadine and I own 1.5 acres of land along the Sproat River, near Port Alberni. We enjoy being in the outdoors, gardening, foraging and hanging out with our animals.We have a black lab, a mini schnauzer and a small cat.
Nadine speaks german and I am learning.

Guest accommodation is a suite in our downstairs which includes a private bathroom, bedroom and living room with a T.V. We have room for one person or a couple.
If you have specific skills I can find projects to suit you best.
We expect 20 hours of work per week per person in exchange for accommodation and food as well as help with cooking and cleanup when we eat together.
Projects include:

Building and working gardens,
Yard maintenance,
Taking care of chickens and collecting eggs
Pressure washing
Planting and Watering
Planting shrubs
Weeding
Building sheds
Raking leaves
Dog walking

            



Town or City: Victoria
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14665
Region: Vancouver Island

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Hi! Thanks for checking us out!

*please note, we are looking for someone for the month of January*

We live on a cozy acre of partially forested land nestled in a quiet neighbourhood by the sea just 15 minutes from downtown Victoria by bus - 10 minutes by car. Here we keep 12 chickens, 2 ducks, 5 honey bee hives, our loveable Australian Shepherd named Bandit, our 2 cats (R2D2 and Luke Skywalker), and several small gardens.

We are a 2 minute walk from a major bus route into town and are happy to help with transportation ourselves as well. There are also several small beaches and an oceanside park within walking distance!

Our accommodation includes your own private suite with private bathroom and balcony with ocean view. We also have an outdoor Hot Tub, bicycles, and canoes which we are happy to share!

A bit about us:

After spending 2 years living primitively off the land, Travis returned to Victoria to manage a locally owned hobby farm store. He spends his weekdays ... more inside

            



Town or City: Denman Island
All Year: April or May 2019
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 89473
Region: Vancouver Island

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We live on beautiful Denman Island, just a short 10 minute ferry from 'the big island'..Vancouver island. We are a retired couple and are looking for a fellow to help with some of our heavier spring chores, garden clean up, beach clearing and house maintenance for a week or two in the spring of 2019. We offer a chance to sleep in our Oceanside treehouse, with internet and TV ..no bathroom but facilities are very close in the main house..or you could sleep in the main house if you prefer. We would provide three meals a day and expect 4 or 5 hours of work per day. In your free time you would have the use of sea kayaks or paddle boards or bikes... and tons of hiking on the island and nearby.

      



Town or City: Sooke
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or couple
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 88839
Region: Vancouver Island

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We have a new home in Sooke, which is half an hour from Victoria. There is city bus access from our home to Victoria. We are looking for someone who can assist with household tasks, both adults work full time in the house. We have two small dogs, and two teenagers who mostly look after themselves. We ask for a few hours of help each day, and in exchange offer meals and accommodations.
We are located near some very beautiful west coast beaches, great walks, and an excellent cycling trail that can take you all the way to Victoria if you wish. A bike may be available for your use.
Our home is fairly relaxed, and we do have a spare room available. My wife and I work opposite shifts, so there is frequently someone home. We are hoping to offer our home to someone who would enjoy learning about West coast Canada, whilst bringing a new culture for us to learn about. We would appreciate a bit of help around the home in exchange, things like occasionally cleaning, a bit of gardening, and m... more inside

    



Town or City: Tofino
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1-2
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 87667
Region: Vancouver Island

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******We are looking for volunteers in starting November 27th, and also DECEMBER, January, February, and after). All kinds of jobs - mainly support for our busy housekeeping team. But also gardening, recycling, folding laundry, etc. or help with fixing our bikes or organizing events for our guests (movie night, jam night ********

Uh, and who are we??? We are an award-winning, family-friendly, mid-size guesthouse/hostel in beautiful little Tofino.

Our guesthouse is the perfect spot for exploring the Tofino/ Clayoquot Sound area. We are ideally located on the water in downtown Tofino (one million dollar view!) with breath-taking views of Clayoquot Sound and the 5,000-year-old village of Opitsat, a community of the Tla-o-qui-aht people and Nuu-chah-nulth nation.

There is tons to do in Tofino: Surfing, fishing, wildlife tours (bear & whale), storm watching, beachcombing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking through old growth rainforest - you name it! Or you can explore Tofino and its e... more inside

          



Town or City: Duncan
All Year: April 15th - October 1st
Area (ha): 2 +
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 7867
Region: Vancouver Island

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For 2019, we will be open again for Helpers for at least 6 weeks, so check us out in advance. We need helpers for these periods: mid April- end May; then again mid - end June; and mid Aug - end of Sept.

2 hectares in beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Large organic garden provides food for extended family, with some raspberry sales. Lorene is a Master Herbalist & teacher, so we have hundreds of herbs & native plants for anyone interested in learning.

We need help with gardening: weeding, digging, mulching, composting, landscaping, trail blazing, wood refinishing, cabinetry, construction, ongoing maintenance & cleaning in house & outbuildings.....lots of choice for you! Some computer work possible only IF you have excellent computer skills and knowledge of website/blogs, photo management to name 2 things in which we are deficient.

Any skills are an asset, but we have had helpers who love to learn. We can teach you what you have not done. Much of the work is phys... more inside

    



Town or City: Victoria
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5033
Region: Vancouver Island

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Dear Helpers,

We are a mixed (in transition to certified) organic farm operating since 2004 and producing mostly seed crops, Spring and Fall vegetable starts, soft fruit plants, and some native species.

We produce hay, plant starts, fruit bushes and seed crops. We also grow garden produce for our household, but do not sell this. We now have 230 different seeds that we are growing, including some that we have bred and selected here which is very exciting. We have even started 2 new apple varieties!

The farm is home to two children under the age of 15, so volunteers who are 'kid friendly' work best for us. In addition to the plant nursery and seed gardens, we also have egg chickens, and sometimes pigs, turkeys and ducks.

We are located in beautiful rural Metchosin, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Victoria by car and an hour by bus, and near extensive cycling trails and nice beaches, lakes and hikes. We provide bicycles (and helmets) for helper use and take our ho... more inside

            



Town or City: Qualicum Beach
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.2
Persons: 1 to 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7112
Region: Vancouver Island

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Our place lies between the coast of Georgia Strait and Mt.Arrowsmith further to the west, 12 km north of Qualicum Beach. The 5.5 acres is home to 2 miniature donkeys, 2 pygmy goats, our two stock guardian dogs, few chickens and 2 cats. We do not have any more alpacas and llamas which were mentioned in some of helpers' reviews.
We are developing an orchard, organic garden and we are also constantly improving pastures and landscape, establishing wildflower meadow. There is always some light construction of farm buildings or house renovation available to handy individuals.
The work is varied and depends on the weather. Stay of 4 weeks minimum is preferred. Help is required approximately 27 hours/week (4 1/2 hrs/day for 6 days week). There is no problem to arrange 2 or 3 days off to visit Islands attractions. Accommodation is in the house or in adjacent studio and meals are provided, eating with the family - our palate is variable, non-vegetarian but vegetarians are welcome. Smoking... more inside

            

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