Hi - I'm Victoria and along with my partner Nathen we are restoring a 1970 A-Frame cabin on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. We have recently moved to the island from Vancouver seeking a different pace of life and making time for the important things. Our projects are mostly related to building or organic gardening / permaculture. We have many building projects such as setting up new walls, refinishing old wood beams, flooring, etc. We also have lots of garden projects such as building raised beds, finding micro climates around the property and growing food!
I backpacked for a long time and used Workaway and other websites to do so. I now want to share my (new to us) home and open it for people like you to come stay in exchange! We love to hike, do yoga, cook vegan food, and connect with people. We are queer and 420 friendly.
We are currently looking to host volunteers for a maximum commitment of 1-2 weeks.
DIY and building projects
We are happy to share our A-Frame house with you and help you explore Salt Spring Island. It is a magical little place between Victoria and Vancouver where there is an abundance of farms, local products, and community. We can show you around, cook vegan meals together, talk travel (we've been a lot of places!), go out camping in the westfalia etc. Plus if you like dogs + cats you can hang out with our pets Perry and Liam.
Right now we are looking for someone to help us move chopped wood from one location to another, build a small bridge, build a fence, weeding.
If you have experience with any of the following: construction, building, carpentry, general contract work, garden expertise, fruit tree growing, plumbing, electrical etc. ...you're a good fit! If you have experience with building off grid (the house is not but we are interested), rain water harvesting, sustainable principals, vegan food, pet training - or if you think you have a good skill let us know!
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We have a spare bedroom on the main floor. This is a separate floor from our bedroom upstairs and you have your own door to outside. The floor is a shared space (laundry, workshop and yoga area on that floor) but your room is your own. There is a bed provided in the room. Breakfast / Lunch + Dinner will be provided as shared meals and we encourage you to cook for a night if you feel comfortable, typically we all end up cooking together and throwing something together last minute. If you would like to use the kitchen and have some meals alone that is okay too. WIFI is provided but cell signal is not very strong at the house.
Lots to do on the island, visit local brewery, markets, farmstands, hikes, go to the beaches, swim in some lakes etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We are also digital nomads! We have an office upstairs, and plenty of space to spread out. We both work from home at a tech company
We park our camper van outside and have a bit of space to accommodate another van/camper on the driveway.
Depending on the pet. We have a dog and a cat, so they would need to be well trained.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week