Come and help in our Backcountry Paradise - Alpine Lodge in Spillimacheen, Canada

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Our lodge is a remote alpine getaway offering self-catered and full-catered trips to our guests as well as a teahouse for day hikers. We are located in a sheltered alpine valley, 300 meters away from a beautiful alpine lake. Our sheltered valley in the Canadian Rockies is located south of Golden, BC, and north of Radium BC. Our summer season when we need workers begins at the beginning of July and ends at the end of September.

    We are new owners taking over an existing alpine lodge, and slowly getting it updated and renovated. This year we begin by removing and replacing the floor in the lodge and renovating the kitchen area. After that we are cleaning and organizing the surrounding area, chopping firewood, and beginning to prep for our new buildings as well as revitalizing our existing ones.

    Come and immerse yourself in true Rocky Mountain wilderness, with a touch of rustic living and modern amenities, all combined to make a truly authentic backcountry experience. There will be plenty of time to explore our little slice of wilderness heaven as well! Our area is perfect for hiking, scrambling, photography, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

    Helpers will be required to sleep in a tent, which will be provided if you do not have your own. We can provide blankets, pillows and sleeping pad. We will also provide food (3 meals a day) for your stay, but we recommend planning ahead and bringing any personal food or drink items that you feel you will especially need. We are relatively isolated and remote, and it is not a fast process to go into town. We can discuss this before your stay to figure out what food will be provided.

    The lodge has a propane stove and refrigerator, running cold water, limited electrical power, and limited internet access. We also have a hot outdoor shower!

    We are looking for workers who are happy to be totally immersed in nature and happy to be away from normal civilization while they stay with us. This is a chance to get away from the cities and towns and to truly experience Canadian wilderness!



    Cheers,
    Dustin

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Lots of opportunity to learn about off grid simple living, backcountry living and travel, alpine plants and animals. Opportunities to meet and network with local and non local visitors.

  • Help

    Help

    A lot of the tasks we need done is physical non-skilled labour. Mainly digging post holes, some painting, bark removal, chopping and moving firewood, general lodge cleaning and maintenance, hiking trail maintenance. There might also be some hiking out/shopping trips for those who are interested.

    No more than 4 hours of work will be required per day.

    Workers will need to relatively fit to be able to access our area and work with us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workers will be required to sleep in a tent in all types of weather, which can be provided if you do not bring your own. We can provide blankets and pillows but workers will need to provide their own air mattress or foam pad.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of hiking opportunities, fishing, scrambling, nature and wildlife viewing, photography.

    Workers will need their own vehicle, and be relatively physically fit and happy to be outdoors and immersed in nature. We are relatively remote.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week



Host ref number: 182175146231