Welcome! We speak fluent English and German! We are looking for someone to live in our treehouse cabin and to help us with building/gardening projects as well as picking teas and herbs. We live on a 6 acre rural property just outside Prince George BC- a town you need to pass through to get to Alaska and the Yukon. We live outside of town where the air is fresh, and it’s just a short walk to two lakes. We are a family of 5, with children ages 10-15. We also live with two elder parents who help us around the property. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, (please be aware if you have allergies) and there are pescetarian/vegetarian options available for meals. Preference will be given to German speaking workawayers. Non-smoking only please.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Come practice your English! One of us is a teacher, and the other, a native German speaker. Walk the land with us and learn how to harvest wild plants for food, medicines, and teas. Learn the basics of gardening in a northern climate, and come see how a tree house cabin was built using wood from our own land. Learn to kayak and fish, (non- resident license required), and join us on local hikes.
We will need help with yard maintenance, tending the garlic farm, and general help/cleaning around the house. All tasks are basic and simple and will support our daily life. Instructions will be in German/English and you will be set up each evening for helping the next day. One of us will always be on holiday for the entire period, so we will be helping you with projects as needed. We also manage a garlic and garden crop and will need help with watering/weeding/harvesting. No experience in the garden is required- we will teach you. Depending on the season and the availability, we will also teach you to sustainably harvest wild plants for food and medicinal teas. Depending on the projects available, you may be asked to help prep meals. Housework will be included during the week. Help will be 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Children will not be here on the weekends.
English and German
You will be staying in privately set 8x12 tree house cabin at the back of our property. Heat is provided by a wood stove and there is power to the cabin. There are two separate lofts- one sleeps two, the other sleeps 1. There is an outdoor toilet and you will have full access to our large family home for cooking, laundering/showering. Depending on the fire season, campfires are permitted. Both the tree house cabin and the house are non-smoking. Bedding is provided. Wi-Fi is available in the house. Breakfast and lunch are pretty informal, with a sit-down family dinner each evening if you wish. Everyone helps with the basic prep of dinner and clean-up of dishes. We will try to be flexible for various diets. Please note, steps to the tree house are very steep, and are not suitable for someone with physical limitations.
During your time off you will have access to the kayaks, fishing gear and an old bike. There are two nearby community beaches, a fishing dock, and local provincial parks to go hiking in. Our neighborhood is quiet and safe. We love hiking and being outdoors, so you may choose to join us on our excursions. We live 30 min from downtown Prince George, and there will be multiple opportunities to go to town during the week. If you like, we can help you rent a car. We are currently not loaning our car out to guests, but there are multiple opportunities to go in to town and to be dropped off somewhere. We will pick up and drop off at the Prince George airport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week