Bill and I are a semi-retired couple living in a new home on a large section of land. Our 5th wheel has all the amenities and we are refurnishing our cabin for workers as well; both are situated by a bridge in the trees for scenic privacy.
Our property backs onto a large Provincial Park which hosts a multitude of activities: walking, biking, quadding, scenic look outs as well as Kinosoo Ski Hill. (We have bikes you will have access to).
Bill is an avid fisherman and we are 1 mile from Cold Lake. We have a trail you can follow on your time off. Cold Lake is fresh water and is one of the deepest lakes in Alberta with a maximum depth of 325 ft and has 24 known species of fish in it. It is also a major ice fishing lake. There are also scuba divers that frequent Cold Lake as well as sailing clubs.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Bill and I will be clear in our expectations and will teach as much as possible. Many projects we will do together. You will spend time outdoors in nature, there are lots of things to do such as hiking, biking, with wonderful views. Fishing is also fun!
Bill and I have many projects on the go: Finishing cabin preparations, laying paving stone, gardening, berry picking, jamming/canning, collecting firewood (minimal), feeding and moving cattle, some indoor painting etc.
We are also considering setting up for chickens. You must have your own travel insurance to volunteer with us.
The best fit for us as volunteers are people who are willing to do hard work and play with a good attitude. This is very important to us because we choose to live this way. To us, we enjoy getting projects accomplished as much as we enjoy our time off. It gives us so much joy to make this property that much more welcoming and enjoyable. We will balance difficult work with simple work along with recreational trips, all the while we like to share jokes and smile often. We respect that you try your best with each task- we don't expect you to be experts. We are looking for self-starters, in the sense of people who will not stand around waiting to be reminded what to do, but people who treat this ranch as a place they represent and will be willing to lend a hand or ask if we need help. We want you to have pride in your work and to have a sense of ownership for each task. We will accept Wwoofers for short and long term stays and will make a great effort to ensure you make great memories in Alberta. As a heads up, however, alcohol is not a big part of our life here.
Newly renovated cabin that we will finish and or/our a newer 30 foot fifth wheel camper trailer.
We will also have opportunities to go boating/fishing and enable you to make the most of your free time, such as dropping you off, providing you with knowledge for shopping, movies and other entertainment.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week