Share time working together on interesting projects in the wilderness near Smithers, BC, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Our aim first and foremost is to have a pleasant and fun environment. All working together on whatever project. We are not going to be cracking the whip and working people to death LOL! We are flexible on hours and times. We would like 4 hours per day, but perhaps you want to work a couple of full days. and then a full day off etc. We are open and flexible .

    This will be a unique and interesting stay as we are just getting started with season 2. You will be at the beginning of something great as we put in new organic growing plots, fences, cut trails and even a new pond to irrigate with. Everything is at that exciting beginning stage and we hope to build long term relationships with our visitors and keep them posted as things develop.

    I want people to really enjoy their stay, otherwise what's the point? My wife is a FANTASTIC cook! Meals will always be amazing and can be vegetarian or not depending on what you wish. We have Chickens for fresh eggs and hopefully Goats for milk soon. Cats and dog. Families are welcome. Pets too but lets discuss that, as Chickens can be a temptation for dogs not accustomed to them. :-)

    We are spiritual but not religious and enjoy a good chat around the fire (about anything), or if you are not, that's totally fine with us.

    We are independent thinkers, and seeking the fully self sufficient, off grid lifestyle.

    Husband and wife and newly teen aged son.

    Just contact us and lets talk about whatever. We look forward to meeting you.

    We live in a beautiful remote valley, in NW British Columbia. Amazing views across woodlands of Trembling Aspen, Pine and fir, to the Coastal Mountain tops. Nestled on an eastern slope with cliffs frequented by mountain goats, we see the sun set in the west. Very temperate climate with lush green growth everywhere! We get much less rain than the coastal region a few hours away, as we are in a "rain shadow" where the mountains reduce the rainfall.

    Our land is wild and overgrown as we have only been here half a year. We have a pine forest in one corner, and Aspen grove and a small creek running through. We aim to clear patches of land and retain wild areas, and semi-tame others for a good balance.

    We're Offering:
    - Meals included.
    - Accommodation in our 5th Wheel Camper. (1 Queen, 1 single) or camp anywhere!
    - Beautiful location, remote and quiet.
    - Talks around the campfire.
    - Learn some off grid skills.
    - Experience off grid life.
    - World class fishing nearby, steel head, trout char etc etc.
    - Many lakes nearby.
    - Stunningly beautiful area, a hidden gem.

    You're offering:
    - Help 4 or 5 hours a day for 5 days or do a few full days and then chill for a few days doing nothing. We are flexible, to help us on this off grid project. The rest of the time is yours.
    Could be any of the following:
    - Weed whacking, clearing.
    - Tilling, removing roots etc.
    - Moving topsoil.
    - Moving gravel.
    - Planting, weeding, harvesting.
    - Digging a pond
    - Mixing cement
    - Cutting wood

    We recently moved onto 5 acres of beautiful land near Smithers in British Columbia. This is an off grid project with plans (already underway) to grow our own food, gather our own firewood, and live off grid as much as possible. We need help mostly clearing land and preparing growing plots. But many other tasks need to be performed, so it may vary.

    Fun atmosphere, flexible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a completely off grid location. We produce our own power using solar and wind. We also collect water.
    We are aiming for full self sufficiency. Our lifestyle is very different.
    We gave up city life to become self sufficient. My wife and I are both spiritually minded and I am a spiritual teacher. We are originally from the UK.

  • Help

    Help

    Could be any of the following but gardening tasks would depend on the time of year:
    - Weed whacking, clearing.
    - Tilling, removing roots etc.
    - Digging
    - Planting
    - Seeding
    - Harvesting
    - Moving topsoil.
    - Moving gravel.
    - Planting, weeding, harvesting.
    - Digging a pond
    - Mixing cement
    - Cutting wood.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Large Trailer Camper with kitchen and bedroom. See pictures. Includes Queen Size Bed and Single bed. Room for extra mattress if required. Plenty of camping spots.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are open to picking people up as we are a long way from the nearest city. Lets discuss it.
    This is an outdoor playground, hours from the west coast, an hour from the lakes district. Near world class salmon rivers. Hiking, canoeing, fishing and any other outdoor activity is right on our doorstep.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We may be able to accommodate once our new drive is graveled. Please ask

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We can accept pets but would need to discuss it first due to our chickens running free,

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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