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We are a retired couple living on a small Hobby Farm in the "South Canoe" neighbourhood of Salmon Arm, BC. Active with regular golf, fishing & cycling ourselves - plus regular visits from our 3 grandchildren - our home is a great base from which to explore the "Shuswap" , the Okanagan, the Cariboo and the Rockies.
Having launched our first 2 “workaway placements on to other adventures (see feedback section), we are keen to continue with various property projects which include continued clean up of a small wooded area we call our “National Forest”, as well as ongoing maintenance = mowing & irrigation & weed “collection”.
Our May workawayer - who had his own vehicle, also found numerous options for paid employment with assorted neighbours.
At this point we are keen for anyone looking to spend any amount of time in the area Aug/September.. so essentially seeking ASAP arrivals.
We live in mountain biking & hiking paradise with some of the best trails in the Shuswap a km from our back yard, plus some of the most scenic road cycling routes in the province. We have an active local rock climbing group and Mt. Revelstoke is a great day trip (1 hour drive)
Jasper and Banff 4 hours away, great fishing in the Cariboo (3 hours), wine country / Okanagan 1 hr away. We have a very active arts, music & theatre community including the Caravan Farm Theatre, Shuswap Theatre & Shuswap Arts Council.
If you can get here this week - you will be able to take in our Roots & Blues Festival
Salmon Arm was also deemed the (2019) best community in BC (and ranked 6th in Canada) to live by MacLeans Magazine
Looking for assistance with maintenance of our 10 acre hobby farm. Mowing, fence repair, bush control, irrigation/watering plants, gardening. There now also is a barn/shelter to build - which will be done by a professional builder - but an extra pair of hands is always useful.
We do have a single retired horse on the property so comfort with equines is an asset....plus we have 3 commercial stables within a kilometre of us - so horses tend to be everywhere! Chore list would tend to be weekly - rather than daily so lots of available time off to explore the area, or to perhaps pick up some wage labor within our rural neighbourhood.
Salmon We have a large "lodge style" home with 2 large upstairs bedrooms separated by an office/sitting area. Guest bathroom (2 sinks, tub shower, toilet) located on main level. Could easily and comfortably accommodate a travelling couple. Open to most any food arrangement - I enjoy cooking and food prep.
Public transportation is not the area's long suit, but could access bicycles by rent or borrowing - depending on your needs and cycling style. We are an easy 10 minute cycle to town centre.....but need uphill legs for getting home. Having a vehicle would be an asset for exploring surrounding areas - mountains, forests, grasslands, lakes & desert !!
Stefan taught us about which may be a useful tool for any traveller.
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2 - 3 days / week (max 25 hours)
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