Help with our family making a log post and beam solar passive straw bale house in Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada

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  • Last activity: 24 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Our family of 4 (Heiko, Mathilde, Lou (4) and Ardiyanto (1) )is looking for support to build our log post and beam, solar passive, straw bale house this spring, summer and fall 2022. Heiko is a builder himself and will lead the process. (Our unique architecture is signed off by engineers to meet expectations of building authorities). We’re offering a reasonable payment, housing and food for those who come with experience and initiative.
    We’re located within a bicycle ride from the great outdoors of the North and a vibrant small community. Our own garden and greenhouse provides healthy food. Our housing is nestled in the woods. Long commitments are preferred, couples are welcomed, hours, days etc to be determinate individually. Thanks for getting in touch with us shortly :) We are excited to welcome you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Objectives of building with logs, straw bales, local clay combined into a solar passive structure, that meets all expectations of building authorities in Canada. Lots of unique carefully obtained details that makes our future home a „Castle for Children“

  • Help


    We mainly need help for our building project. Skills and experience with log and/or wood building, familiar with use of all kinds power tools preferred.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Cabin, wall tent, camper.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Great outdoors of the North on your doorstep. Vibrant small community in foot walk distance, stores, cafes, restaurants, library. Very commonly supportive attitude for those who stay a little longer.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 192413297672

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