Family ID: 2576856

Children: 1 Children, 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old

City: Kaslo / Countryside | More ⇩


State British Columbia

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Job Start: Mar 2023 - Sep 2023

Time of stay: 3-24 Months

Last action: 5 hours ago

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Welcome Letter to the Au Pair

Dear Aupair,

let's get this out of the way: we are in the forest, in the mountains with a 2km driveway that is also a Forest Service Road. we are remote! and although the animals can be great company, if solitude is an issue, best move along to the next profile ;)

setting appropriate expectations, clear communication and honesty are paramount on our ranch.

safety is an important consideration/responsibility and because maybe 2 or 3 days of each week, the Aupair will be home alone with the child, an experienced driver is required. first-aid is an asset. I am an Emergency First Responder and trained in Non-Urban Emergency Care (advanced wilderness first aid, basically) and a member of Kaslo's Search & Rescue.
at the cabin we have a VoIP telephone, a UHF radio and a satellite Emergency Rescue device (Garmin InReach+). the Aupair will be trained in the use of each, of course.

i love the wilderness, the natural world and am thrilled by the environment I get to raise my children in!
we have animals (dogs, cats, chickens, goats and horses), are at peace with (relative) isolation and happy to be in a rustic, if somewhat manicured, environment. I still love community, but am focused on my new business, the ranch and my children and so my days are very full. a strong, adventurous addition to our family will be useful and valued!

we are fully off-grid (microhydro), use propane, Starlink Internet & Ooma Telo. we gather artisan spring water for drinking (our gravity-fed water is great and totally safe to drink, but high in calcium). we are 100% organic and strive towards becoming self-sufficient. we eat meat occasionally, but honestly rarely cook it at home and have zero issues with including or working around your dietary preferences/needs.

for dreams on the ranch (not necessary): would like to find an avid gardener (we installed hugel-kultur beds in a 64' fenced circle) or at least somebody who is interested in learning and doesn't mind getting their hands dirty ;)

our ranch is on a very large piece of property in the wilderness. I use a tractor to clear snow and mow the numerous meadows.

we live in a small two bedroom log home with a pond out front, a big barn, an outdoor cold storage and a wood/power shed. I'm hoping to build some Woofer accommodations this spring/summer, but it might be a 2024 thing. we do have a 5th wheel travel trailer with water and power hookups (grey water septic only).
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Job Description

expectations are:
- remote living skills or an ability/willingness to learn the skills and the capacity to do things properly.
- healthy habits (regarding food and exercise).
- able to drive, comfortable with, or confident to learn to deal with, challenging conditions (ice, snow, mud, with children).
- comfortable with barn animals, including feeding and watering
- comfortable alone in the wilderness (30min drive to closest small hamlet, 1hr to closest town, 2hrs to small city/shopping centre)
- carry firewood and use the fireplace.
- able to use a rifle or willing to learn is an asset
- keeping a clean house
- feeding animals AM & PM when I am away
- childcare up to 3 days/wk (Mon-Wed)
- use of vehicle available
- adaptability (due to weather events, road closures, animal concerns, etc)
- possibly educational (forest-school style) component. preference to Aupairs with teachable skills (music, gymnastics, martial arts, sports, animal husbandry, arts, crafts, sciences, languages... any skilled quality, really). if open to taking on other children for extra income, it may be of interest to other local(ish) families.
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Family Information

Family has pets - Yes

Family has pets Yes

Family lives in Countryside

Parent's Age Group 30-45

Are you a single parent? Yes, I am a single father

Nationality Canadian

Languages spoken at home English

Religion No Religion

Importance of religion Not important

Employment Electrician

People living in the house 2 (3 on weekends)

Children's/people's age and gender 4 Year female
7 Year male

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Job Requirements

Swimming required - Yes
First Aid Training required - Yes
Driving required - Yes

Working Hours (per week) 25 - 30

Pocket Money of Au Pair (per month) 800 CAD

Required Gender Female

Duration of Stay 3-24 Months

Earliest Starting Date Mar 2023

Latest Starting Date Sep 2023

Looking for Au Pair

Children's/People's Age 1 - 5 years old, 6 - 10 years old

Children/People to take care of 1

Minimum Childcare Experience No preferences

We need a tutor who can teach

How old are the students the Tutor should teach?

We need assistance and support in

Preferred Nationalities Austrian, Brazilian, British, Canadian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Swiss, Ukrainian, Venezuelan

Language Skills
 English, Minimum Advanced (C1)

Education Level No preferences

Willing to pay/share the travel costs? possibly

Required Age 18-30

Accepts Smokers Yes, not at home

Taking care of special needs children/people required No

Taking care of pets required Yes

Swimming required Yes

Riding a bike required No

The applicant can attend language courses Yes

First Aid Training required Yes

Driving required Yes

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Family Description

I'm Jaeden, single father of two. Hawksli is my 4yr old daughter, who lives with me full-time and Leyander is my 7yr old son, whom I have on weekends and attends the local Waldorf school, where his mother lives (Nelson, BC) 2hrs drive away.

We love nature, independence and the truth.

It's my wish to build a self-sustainable homestead capable of supporting a network of projects and the people that develop and maintain them. we are considering acquiring Icelandic sheep and Highland cattle, but it depends on the people involved. my place is in power generation and organizing.

Preference to those who haven't injected the "gene therapy products".

I'm currently celibate and do not consume alcohol. i don't mind if you do, reasonably. i smoke organic RYO tobacco and the occasional cannabis. i love music and have large speakers for outdoor work parties and special events.
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2br 1bath log cabin. Aupair has own room with a king size bed, dresser and closet. father and child(ren) share other room with the same plus a bunk bed.

there is an option of using the 26ft 5th wheel in the summer.
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