Located in the Southern Rockies of Alberta, within the community of Crowsnest Pass, this 5 acre property is a welcoming destination for travellers who are looking to spend time in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains and reconnect with the land. The vision for the property is to create a small self-sustainable community utilizing both new technology and old techniques with spaces for living and connecting with others. It will eventually include garden space (both outdoor raised beds and indoor greenhouse), communal gathering spaces (both indoor and outdoor) for events and activities, a sawmill and wood shop, a forge for blacksmithing metal tools, a kiln for firing clay, a tannery for processing hides, an apiary, some chickens and a few livestock perhaps (the land base is still quite small but maybe a cow or goat for milk), a waterwheel mill (or some other way to utilize the creek on the property), a rock wall surrounding the property (for multiple purposes - privacy, noise abatement, and protection), and many other self-sustainable permaculture practices.
Right now I am in the process of completing land clearing for proposed infrastructure. At the moment there is always work to be done outside with preparing the land (cleaning up brush and branches to be burnt, moving firewood or logs by hand or with the tractor-training can be provided), garden areas (preparing the ground and constructing wooden raised bed gardens, construct a compost), cutting firewood with a chainsaw (training can also possibly be provided to those interested) and splitting it with an axe, putting up fencing around the property, constructing a trail to the creek In the valley on the back of the property, foraging for fresh herbs and plants in the area, etc.
Particular skills I am looking for in people at the moment include: gardening, landscaping, carpentry, masonry, animal husbandry, plant identification, cooking.
Eventually will be looking more for people who can bring specific skills to share to the community as well (ie. holistic healing, health and fitness, music, arts and recreational activities).
I currently have space available on the property in the form of shared accommodations. There is a private bedroom w shared bathroom available. The property is 5 minutes from town and amenities and easily accessible just off the highway. More info can be provided upon request.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
Experience living in the Canadian Rockies and all that the outdoors has to offer. Live with and learn from a Blackfoot Native American with an open mind and knowledge of local trees, plants, animals, and history.
General labourers for outdoor work, land clearing, firewood gathering, gardening, construction/carpentry/masonry projects, operating a tractor/backhoe, caring for pets, cleaning duties, foraging foods, communal cooking/meals, holistic healing, health and fitness, art and music
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Happy to practice language as long as it isn’t a complete barrier, I also speak Blackfoot but not fluently and am willing to teach anything I know
I currently have available a private bedroom with shared bathroom in a house shared with the owner and his very friendly dog. I also have a new 12’ x 14’ wall tent with canvas floor and a wood stove which I would be able to setup for additional accommodations.
Groceries/food will be provided and group cooking is encouraged.
As mentioned the property is 5 min from town and easily accessed from the highway. Tons to do in the area including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, rock climbing, trail running, swimming, golfing, skiing/snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and all kinds of motorized sports. Lots of caves, lakes, forests, mountains and history all around. Larger cities and amenities within 1.0 - 2.5hr drive in almost any direction. Lots of good restaurants, shops and cafes to try out.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
There is lots of space for that sort of vehicle
Pets are welcome providing they have no destructive or aggressive habits. I have a 3 year old fixed male mini husky who is very friendly and well behaved
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week