Come join Professional Guide (Ernie) & Professional Interpreter of Natural History (Carol Ann) in our remote acreage in the shadow of Mt Robson (highest peak in the Rockies) 1 1/2 hours west of Jasper National Park.
We are currently seeking guests(s) from Oct 2018 to Apr 2019 (must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks please). In winter, cross-country ski in the shadow of Mt Robson. Or downhill ski at Marmot Basin in Jasper. Stay in the well-appointed "Africa Room" with your own entrance & bathroom.
In summer, We have a riding horse & hiking trails galore. Our organic greenhouse, vegetable & herb gardens & apple orchard await your enthusiasm.
Our ideal guest is a non-smoker/non-partier who, in summer, is interested in learning the organic lifestyle and could happily handle weeding, greenhouse duties, and in winter, housesitting, horse and pet care, snowplowing/blowing, other farm projects such as keeping the water system going during freeze-up, & keeping the house spic and span.
We are early-to-bed/early-to-rise folks living in a remote place, so this stay is not for extroverts needing social stimulation, but rather those looking for serenity & solitude.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
In winter, we offer a picturesque farm-sitting opportunity with snow removal, animal care, water system and firewood duties.
Summer through fall, we invite you to help us tend our vegetable/herb/flower gardens, greenhouse, care for & ride our horse, & do general farm maintenance. We serve wholesome, generous omnivorous meals from our gardens & orchard.
Hosts are quiet, TV-free, early-to-bed/ early-to-rise. You will often be working alone so must be self directed. This workaway experience is not for extroverts, as we are very secluded & remote! Longer stays required - a minimum of 6 weeks in summer & six months in winter.
Stay in in our home, in a well-appointed room with your own bathroom & entrance.
Summer through fall, opportunities to hike, horseback ride & lay in our hammock on the veranda! Enjoy the famous Dunster Ice Cream Social in July & the eclectic Dunster Music Fest in August! We ask that you be very fond of children please as we have a 7 & 9 year old & all live under the same roof!
In winter, explore the back country on skis or snowshoes or downhill ski at Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25 per week