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Date Listed 11-Apr-17
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Address , Courtenay BC, Canada
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Furnished Yes
Pet Friendly Yes

I’m a previous bed & breakfast manager with caretaking & residential cleaning experience looking for a quiet, private room for rent, long term. I work around the mid island area and ideally would like to find something around the Parksville to Fanny Bay area. I currently live in Coombs. Pet friendly, gardens for growing food, etc, laundry on site, possibility of lease to own are all pluses.

I moved to BC from Ontario over 3 years ago. I was raised around fruit trees, berries, garden beds, exotic plants and spoiled with outdoor pursuits all year long. Farms and forests are my preferred living & working environment (but cities are cool to visit).

I’m ready to help with house tasks; cutting & stacking firewood, yard, garden and house chores, preparing for winter, painting, etc. I’m very, very keen to learn any aspect of food drying, freezing, fermenting, canning and storing! This is priceless knowledge to me. Food is love. And I love food! I’m keen to pitch in where I can and I’m excellent at cleaning and organizing cluttered spaces.

What haven’t I done? Baking, cooking, cleaning, landscaping, greenhouse/nursery, order picking, security, administration, dispatch, dog walking, salal picking, harvesting, roofing, renovation, drove an ice cream truck, art instruction, horseback/dog sled guiding, bartending, waitressing, hospitality, souvenir shop on a reality show, berry picking, nanny on a cattle ranch, caregiver, special needs and 6 years as a child and youth worker. All transferable skills.

I’ve been working in hospitality since 2014. Managing a bed & breakfast in Kitsilano over the winter (awesome job!) and serving at a ski lodge in Golden BC. Over the summer (also amazing!) I understand the importance of privacy in a shared space. I don’t care what anyone else eats and I’m flexible with how people live.

I'm a Canadian citizen, raised in southern Ontario. My family has always lived in riparian environments. English is the only language I speak. I read French (l’anana?) and use redneck and Russian accents fluently. I’ve worked on organic farms all over North America and on island in Ucluelet and Central Saanich. I’ve gathered at Pennsylvania ’99, Utah ‘03 and West Virginia ‘05.

I cannot resist an opportunity to observe, learn and/or help (and ask questions).

I’m reliable, smart, friendly, optimistic, open minded and down to earth. I have a lot of common sense which I realize, is not so common. I consider weird a compliment. I get along well with different types of animals and various ages of humans. When I moved to Vancouver last winter I started volunteering with incredible assistance dogs in an advanced kennel.

I am looking for a living situation which allows for a dog.

My interests include poking about in nature; fishing, hiking, hunting, boating, watching anything that moves, etc. (so I’m pretty jazzed about fossils, not so much about caves; the descent, the descent 2), creating art, jury rigging, cooking, photography, reading, writing, trying new things and playing the drums. Don’t worry. I don’t have a drum kit. I do have great references, no criminal record, allergies, cigarettes or alcoholism. I do like coffee at 4:20 and will accept a free craft beer or glass of wine because that's just good advice. And some of these libations are incredibly flavourful and skillfully crafted!

If you think I might be a good fit drop me a line. Or if you know someone looking for a long term renter, don't hesitate to let them know about me!

I’m looking for a good fit, so if the ad is still up drop me a line. I have no children, just a great little vehicle, a part time little puppers and some house plants.

Thanks for your time.
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