Need help for our off-grid homestead at the head of the Kootenay Lake, British Colombia, Canada



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 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen

  • Beschreibung


    We are a family of three (Bob, Jane and baby Yili) living in a rural community, Argenta, situated in the beautiful north end of Kootenay Lake or Purcell Mountain range. We have a 2-acre property. Our log house is off-grid but with a small micro-hydro system. We are in the process of setting up solar system.

    Our homestead is right in the heart of the wilderness. It's a 10 min hike-in from the road to our house. We started a large organic garden and a green house in 2012, which grows so much food for us. We have 2 milking goats and about 20 egg-laying ducks. Jane makes yogurts and cheese from the goat milk.

    Jane used to work as a wildlife biologist before becoming a stay-at-home mom. At her spare time, she does felted paintings. She also makes amazing raw chocolates. In 2014, she started an outdoor environmental education program for the local children. Bob currently works as an operational manager for a local internet provider in Kaslo, otherwise he works on our homestead a lot. Baby Yili was born in October 2012, and is our current certifier of being organice.

    There are tons of opportunities to hike in the alpine, canoeing, go fishing in Kootenay lake, ski-touring in the winter, and mingling (playing music, some sports) with our amazing community.

    This year, work includes gardening, taking care of animals (you will learn to milk goats only if you wish to), building an addition to our current house, re-fencing, creating terraces for an orchard, fixing the root cellar, collecting firewood, fire-proving the surrounding forests, and maybe a wood heated hot-tub project. In the fall, Jane does a lot of food preserving, fruit and tomato sauces, sauerkraut and kimchi. Playing and discovering the world with Yili is another "work" if you like kids.

    We would love to share our simple, peaceful, yet busy life with wonderful friends from all over the world.

    Update: We are welcome helpers from February on!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Betreuung von Tieren

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    We really appreciate hard working qualities. It is okay if you are not familiar with certain tasks. But it is important that you are eager to learn, enjoy what you are doing, and work hard. I don't appreciated volunteers who comes to our homestead just to have cheaper travel cost, and always looking forward to the break time.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Chinesisch (Mandarin): Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    We recently fixed up our helpers' cabin. It has its own very simple kitchen and outhouse. The inside is also very cozy with my touch of art work and fabric hanging. We built shelves and counters. However it is still too cold to stay from November to mid-March. We do have an extra large room with a queen size bed in our house.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are good hosts. We provide all organic food. We take volunteers on camping/hiking trips (not always, depending on the season).

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 435581763396