Come and help us around the house and enjoy nature in Lund, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We have 10 acres of forest land and have been creating a beautiful self-sufficient garden for vegetables and plenty of plants for the pollinators in the midst of a forest of cedar, alder, pine, hemlock, and arbutus trees. We are interested in sharing our knowledge about the forest, growing and preserving food, building and cooking with solar cookers, propagating plants, seed-saving, and all things nature and wildlife. We live in a beautiful area full of hiking trails and we are just a walk away from the ocean for swimming and kayaking. You will be able to learn so much about plants and experience the peace and quiet of the forest. We would love to meet with people to teach us what they know and share the forest gardening experience. We grow all our own herbs both medicinal and culinary, and grow and harvest and preserve veggies and fruit from the gardens and trees. We grow many native plants and can share the ways the original peoples here used these plants. We live close to the Klah'ah'men community and are learning their ways with plants and nature. We are practicing a mostly plant-based diet, have an electric car, practice a low-carbon lifestyle, and we are climate activists. We have studied permaculture and put those principles into practice here. We would like to work with you to create and learn new processes for how to live gently on the earth in harmony with nature as much as is possible. In short, we are very nature-based and would like to learn your ideas of the same to share this beautiful place on the earth.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can visit with local people who have farms and sell at the farmer's markets, native people who live in the Klah'ah'men community and learn about their canoe journeys and weaving, marine environment and visits to the local islands, visits with local musicians, artisans, fellow forest gardeners. We will be able to visit with others who are practicing the low-carbon lifestyle, living close to nature and tour their systems and learn from them.

  • Help

    Help

    We would love to share knowledge of the land and receive help to plant, harvest and cook with garden bounty. Carpentry skills would be helpful to help on outbuildings and building solar cookers. Keeping the garden areas cleared from brush and working garden beds. Planting berry bushes and fruit trees. Building rock walls. Harvesting and preserving. Land maintenance. Tree pruning. All things subsistence farming and permaculture projects. Our land is mostly forest and we would like help building trails and working in the gardens. Harvesting produce would be a great help.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Haitian Creole: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a comfortable guest room in our homebuilt, cozy forest home and we are in the process of finishing the building of a sweet little guest suite above our woodworking shop which has a small kitchen, bedroom, shower and bathroom. We can cook together or whatever you prefer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a very rural and relatively quiet, remote community of about 500 people all scattered out into the forest. We are 2 ferry rides away from Vancouver and 1 ferry ride away from Vancouver Island. So we are a small land-locked community with very little night life going on! In the summer Powell River holds a Blackberry Festival, and several international musical festivals. Lots of boating opportunities here although we ourselves do not own one. There is a daily water taxi over to Savary Island where there are sandy beaches and lovely 'warmer' water for swimming. From Powell River there is a ferry to Texada Island to explore. We are 35 minutes away from the town of Powell River where we do our shopping. Powell River is small, I think we have only 5 or 6 traffic lights! So really no night life there. We use the electric car to go to the stores, shop, go to the weekend farmer's market. There is a bus 2 days a week from Lund to Powell River and you will be able to ride with us to town to sightsee and shop. The person who shares a visit with us would be a self-sufficient person with time to read, walk in the forest, and commune with nature. Lund has a hotel, marina, small store, bakery, community park, and 2 eateries within walking distance. You will be welcome to work on your own projects in the woodworking shop or art projects as you prefer.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have satellite internet with decent speed and wifi access at the house. Our local bakery also has free wifi.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any camper van can be provided with power and water. Only small motor homes will fit this space. There will be a private shower and bathroom for your use.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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