Help at a rainforest off grid camp in the Bella Coola Valley, Canada

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  • Description

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    Want to try living offgrid for a month in the BC rainforest? Learn how to be self sufficient and build a log cabin????

    Hello, We are Ken and Eva.
    We live in the Bella a Coola Valley 🇨🇦 . We have an off grid camp in the rainforest. Our adventure began summer of 2015 when we bought 20acres of raw land. We have had workers each year. It’s been wonderful meeting new people and working together on projects, seeing them completed and feeling really good about it! There is still lots to do and would love some more help this summer 2018....
    So far we have planted a huge garden with over 200 fruit/berry/nut plants. We have built 3 little buildings and are about to start building the cabin this spring. We offer garden knowledge and building knowledge as our primary topics. But have eco power, vegetarian living, astronomy, and much more to offer if the interest is there.

    Our area:
    The Valley has about 2000 residents and many are local First Nations "Nuxalk" ❤️. We are surrounded by history, beauty, culture, mountains, wildlife and all rivers lead to an ocean fiord that has salmon runs yearly. We have bears, cats, martins, eagles and more. We have fruits, berries, nuts, vegys and mushrooms galor. There are so many stars in the sky you can count all night, edged by mountains the sky twinkles. The only access to the valley is plane, or boat or a Long drive. The closest large town is 5 hours away, so things are quiet and peaceful. We are 12 min from the grocery store and 40 min from the harbor town Bella Coola. There is no McDonald's, no movies, no cell phone towers and only a few street lights in Hagensborg, Four Mile and Bella Coola :) we have Internet but only turn it one when in use, because we use solar power sattalite. We are vegetarians and really do not approve of eating meat at our camp. It is an animal sanctuary and very peacfull place. We are keeping our life neutral, loving, peaceful, and balanced with nature.❤️

    Come get a taste of Wilderness Rainforest offgrid Living!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project

  • Help

    Help

    We would love people with building skills or chainsaw experience. We need strong, healthy people to enjoy nature, while labouring to get our food forest growing. We are setting up our new wind power and beginning the mini cabin. Wanna learn to build a log cabin??? Come help.
    Time off you can see all the valley has to offer. Boating, hot springs, fish, bears and nature hikes.
    Three options to get here:
    By flying from Vancouver to Bella Coola by pacific air lines. Approx $250 amaaaazzzing flight
    By bus to the top of Vancouver island then ferry to Bella Bella, then to Bella Coola.
    By road-closed at the moment but normally can get a ride on facebook (bellacoolarideboard)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, finnish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Off grid camp

    Choice of two campers, regular camping tents, or hanging tents!!! We live in a big canvas tent. You pick what ever you prefer or is available.
    ❤️ Outdoor living In the forest. ❤️
    Screened eating area, hang out zone
    Off grid camp
    Solar power
    Fire pit
    River
    Forest

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Come join us. See the most beautiful place in Canada. Learn about eco power and forest living. See how vegetarians live off the land and grow food.
    Hikes, boating, fishing, human history tours, rainforest trees, hot springs, music festival, native culture. Whales, dolphins, bears, salmon, foxes, deer, martins and Egles all live here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn and experience gardening, building, clearing land, sights of BELLA coola, living with nature. Ken is an astronomer and can teach about stars! Eva loves nature, cooking and earth healing! You can work on your English skills, feel what outdoor living is like and meet true Canadians.learn how to build, hike and be one with nature. See salmon and bears and eat natures gifts.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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