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Position: Permaculture and Natural Construction
Type: volunteer / meals / accommodation (see below)
Location: Anderson Lake, BC
UPDATE: Right now we are specifically looking for workers with experience in carpentry, engine mechanics, and/or permaculture.
Come join us on our lakeside paradise!
We are looking for special people to visit and volunteer with us at our small intentional community project. We are located in a stunning remote location and live a vibrant, healthy lifestyle. We live lakeside with a heritage apple/apricot orchard, and are enhancing the landscape naturally with permaculture and natural building projects. Interested in learning permaculture, natural building, and intentional community settings in paradise—tell us about yourself and why you would be a good fit to join us.
Accommodations will be your choice of several gorgeous private tent sites, with access to the shared common house with outdoor shower and internet. No cell phone services.
Meals can be provided (organic and delicious).
4 flexible hours of helping per day.
Learning includes: community dynamics, communication skills, permaculture and organic gardening, natural building methods and basic construction.
Tasks include soil building, pruning, landscaping, planting, natural construction and organization.
Experience in any of the above things are an asset. Necessary willingness to respect community intentions and atmosphere.
Preferred length of stay: 1 week minimum-2months if we're all getting along.
How to apply:
Send us a description of yourself, your talents and your availability.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
You will learn about community building, self-sufficiency and growing your own food, and see how we manage to live so independently on our own terms without having normal jobs.
We live in a stunning beautiful, wild, lakeside paradise and love to swim, boat, hike, eat, play games, and just plain old relax and unwind, all the while creating our community paradise.
We are working on a diverse array of projects from orchard work, to soil building, to building projects. Let us know what skills you have that you like to use, or what you most want to learn and chances are we have something that will fit well with your interests.
English, a little Spanish
We have a couple of normal beds available in our communal house, or if it is really busy here some of us may need to sleep outside in a tent (not a problem here since the nights are relatively warm until the end of September.)
We are also happy to share food and meals with you for the duration of your stay here. We expect helpers to do their share of meal prep and household clean up.
We are in a beautifully wild and remote location, so unless you have your own vehicle it requires some planning to get here. The easiest way to get here without a vehicle is to hitch a ride to Lillooet, and then take a train from Lillooet to Seton Portage (very close to our location). This train runs once per day Mon-Fri at 3:30pm for $5. Alternatively, we can occasionally pick people up from Whistler or Pemberton (approximately once per week) when we make trips into town. For this option, you may need to wait up to a few days for a ride depending on our schedules. The difficulty getting here is worth it though—the beauty, wilderness, and private remote setting is unparalleled.
During your time off, you are free to explore as you wish—we usually spend our free time swimming, kayaking, hiking, eating healthy meals together, playing music or games, socializing, and just plain old relaxing.
We are good communicators, and value loving respectful relationships very highly.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week