We are on Denny Island, population appx. 70, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on Canada's wild west coast. Come stay with us! You will have your own waterfront cabin, all the peace and quiet you can ask for, and nice work on a beautiful property! We have one very cheerful 7 year old boy. Please note: before you contact us, please look into travel; it is a long way and not cheap to get here from most other places. You can fly from Vancouver Island or Vancouver on Pacific Coastal Airlines, or ferry from Port Hardy, Prince Rupert, Bella Coola on a 6-12 hour BC Ferries trip, which usually means a night's stay in the port of departure on both ends. Thank you!!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Denny Island is a wonderful community where everyone knows each other. You can easily walk to the local marina, where you'll find friendly people, a store and other amenities. In winter it is QUIET here, except for the storms! We are generally pretty quiet, progressive, environmentally-friendly hardworking people and we have a lot of skills and experience to share. We love to get out on the water, spend time at the beach, work on our place, pick wild berries and garden. We live a largely boat-based lifestyle that is quite unique due to our remote location. Skills you will practice here in winter/spring: doing carpentry with non-corporate lumber; scrounging for materials; beachcombing for building supplies, seaweed for compost, and other treasures; walking on slippery rocks and logs; using small boats to get around; reading books (on long dark nights); interacting with people from all walks of life that wind up here, and feral children; learn about Heiltsuk First Nations culture; learn about wildlife conservation; exploring in wolf and bear country; learn how to rock a potluck.
We are seeking help with building a path, some childcare, and cooking/housework for end of Feb. Then in March we will be working on a greenhouse, fence building for deer, and other projects. We have a waterfront acre with house and two cabins that we rent out in summer.
Workaways must be happy to work in the rain at times because we live in the rainforest, but we try to do undercover jobs when it is pouring. Our place is best suited to independent people with some experience behind them seeking a quiet place with beautiful surroundings to explore - not much for nightlife here except owls and wolves!
English, some french
There is a comfortable self-contained cabin right on the water with bathroom, shower, and kitchen.
All of the volunteers we've had in the past have loved it here! Pacific Coastal airlines flies daily from Vancouver and Port Hardy, and BC Ferries comes from Port Hardy or Prince Rupert, stopping in Bella Bella once a week during winter.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week