Island home and art studio

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Island home and art studio

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionOur home and art studio is located in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island. We are a very busy couple who greatly appreciates help with house cleaning, some cooking, gardening, art class preparations and putting art kits together. You will be working on your own most of the time but instructions will be provided and you can always ask questions.

  • LocationCanada, British Columbia, Nanaimo, Nanaimo

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Art project
    Cooking / Shopping
    Help in the house
  • Hours per day Days and hours of work are flexible for you to go out and explore. We ask that you help at least 5 hours per day/25 hours per week for each person staying. You are welcome to have 2 days off or group your days off for longer travels away.
  • Work requirements: Our family is fully Covid vaccinated and we would require that you be as well. There is no smoking or drug use in our home; casual alcohol consumption is ok. You will be expected to keep your own room and bathroom clean as well as tidying up after yourself in common areas.

    Please do not apply until you are ready to travel; money saved, visa or ETA approved and ready to book your flights. We can help you navigate how to get here, most people fly to Vancouver then take the ferry to Nanaimo and we can pick you up from the ferry.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 14 days minimum
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? You must love dogs as we have 4 very friendly chocolate labradors.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: You will have a fully furnished bedroom with a double bed; couples or those travelling in pairs are welcome. There is a semi-private bathroom, Wi-Fi, laundry, cellphone (for local calls only during your stay). Self-serve breakfast and lunch as well as a prepared dinner are included. There is a yoga room with an infra-red sauna that you are welcome to use.
  • Additional info
  • When you are applying please answer the following questions:

    What activities would you like to do outside of our home or what places would you like to explore during your stay?

    Please tell us what skills and work experience you have to help us?

    Do you have any special food requirements, dislikes or allergies?

    Have you already applied for your Visa or ETA if needed? Are you ready to book your flights once you are approved for this position? We will only confirm your application if you have met both of these conditions.

    Have you been vaccinated for Covid-19 (this is required for this position)?

    Do you have experience with dogs and dog walking?