Born and raised in the beautiful Robson Valley I haven't found anywhere else in the world I would rather be. Over the last ten years I've rambled around Europe, Africa, Central America and the USA and the road always brings me back home. This special paradise is nestled between the Rocky and Cariboo Mountains with the Fraser River running through. My parents farm is on the banks of the river with views of the mountains in every direction you turn. I live on a piece of the farm - in a beautiful old log house - which is an on going project in itself. I would love to host and share what this valley has to offer, the special people in it (the town is known for it's sense of community and the friendliest people) and the wilderness surrounding us. I'm an artist and a music lover, traveller and soon to be gold miner. I love the outdoors, adventure and learning of new cultures.
Type of help
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,
**** Looking for someone interested in house sitting for part of the spring summer - please email if you are interested. *****
Work would involve a whole variety of things ... I could really use someone interested in restoring old buildings as my log house and barn are an ongoing project ( a new foundation is in order). Help to build a deck, convert the shop into an art studio, I have a garden that gets bigger every year, as well as helping my parents with the beef cattle farm just to name a few. If you'd rather work inside there are many projects on the go in the house as well - painting, cooking cleaning, firewood etc. I am looking for easy going, fun loving ambitous folk who want to put their best into a project.
English and beginner spanish
I have two spare rooms in the house and lots of room for a tent.
What else ...
There is so much to do here with spare time! We have endless places to explore, hiking, biking, sledding, snowshoeing, kayaking, fishing, right out the front door! I'm an active person so if you want to join in our adventures or make your own you are more than welcome. I live 4km from the small town of McBride (population 700 people) and often there is something interesting to take part in in the communtiy.
Some more information
Volunteering hours expected
I expect 5 hours of work a day, but it is very flexible and you need to be too. Some days might be longer if there is something going on on the farm, but other days are just play days where we just pretend there is no work to do. Work hard, play hard is
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Carla and Leif were very accommodating hosts. For the few days we spent together we were taken out on the jet boat, treated to their cooking (Leif's an excellent cook) and had some very good conversations.
We were with both Carla and Leif for a week at which point we then house sat for 3 weeks. The town had a nice feel with a small but active
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If you are interested in taking long country walks with a view of the Rocky Mts. on your right and the Cariboo Mts. on your left, this is the place to come! I had a wonderful adventure house sitting for Carla for a month along with my friend Carolyn. I wish we could have spent more time with Carla but she was getting ready for her trip and soon
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I really can confirm all the written words Lena left in her feedback.
It is such a big honor to stay with Carla! She is the most generous and most positive thinking person I have ever met.
She inspired me with her way of living and her wonderful personality and I absolutely loved to stay, live and work with her.
My stay was full of great
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If Lena sends you a request don't hesitate! You are about to be blessed with a treasure, she is an absolute gem! Lena has a spark for life, a twinkle in in her eye, hardworking hands and a beautiful soul. I was blessed to have her stay with me for a few weeks and now look forward to her returning for Christmas. She is an amazing artist (I have
every work-awayer can be so lucky to live, work and laugh with carla. i am so glad that i won the jackpot. she lives in such a beautifull valley, in an awesome funky house with the best dog in the world. you will have so much adventures and fun with carla and you will laugh till your stomach hurts. i liked her from the first second i met her, she
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