Help out with our building project in British Columbia, Canada



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    We are not accepting anyone for July or August 2019.

    I am a home designer and builder and this has been my dream to create this place. It is a home but so much more. I have utilized the reclaimed beams from four major buildings to create this special architectural project. It is an amazing gathering space which we plan to hold yoga retreats, events such as weddings, and a school of craft specializing in alternative building materials. It is 90% complete and we could use some help making it wonderful. Over the last 5 years Ive had some great people on site who have helped me make it what it is today. We are excited to share this experience with others and enjoy getting to know people from far away. Send us a note if you'd like to come be part of the team.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Help


    We are finishing the construction of an architectural creation. That requires a lot of different skills and you can learn them or teach them here.

    Wood working, landscaping, metal work, we have many projects that you could be involved in depending on your interests. If you'd rather be the chef or just assist in things, that is fine too.

    We have three cabins that we rent to guests. We are looking for people to help with cleaning the cabins and checking guests in/out.

    We're looking for people who are into design, construction, and want to build really cool things.

    What you do will depend on what inspires you and what you'd like to contribute.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Luxurious Rustic.
    Many options available. Especially if you are creative.
    There is one small cabin with a loft bed (sleeps two people)
    Sleep under the stars, or set up your tent somewhere on our 11 acres.
    On the (indoor) Yoga Floor on your sleeping mat, or set up your tent for some added privacy.

    There is a full bathroom available for workaways. Internet and laundry available as well.

    Living here is Geoff(me) my wife Kate, Coady the puppy, Geordie the cat, and whomever else is involved in the moment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We aren't on public transit up here on the hill. Its 10minutes downhill by bike or car to town to Penticton. Uphill the other way. We drive into town most days, so can always give you a lift. Possible bikes available.

    Penticton is city of 40K people in an arid lake valley. There are lakes and beaches at both ends of town and I believe that this place has the best weather in Canada. Unlike the coast we rarely get rain making it a magic place in the summer. If you are into climbing, we have several short routes on the property and Penticton is also home of the Skaha Bluffs world famous climbing area.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    4 (max 25 hrs)

Working on furniture for Rumspringa cabin. Summer 2014
Cabin #2 summer 2014
Foosball tournament! Summer 2014
Grotto clearing summer 2014
Working on the new address marker summer 2014
End of the day summer 2014
View into town, Rumspringa cabin in foreground
Clearing away an area for a new address marker, summer 2014
Inside the Rumspringa cabin
Creating furniture for cabin #1 "Rumspringa"
Cabin #3 summer 2014 - come finish the inside in summer 2015!!
Working on cabin #2 summer 2014
Working on cabin #2 summer 2014
Completed Grotto - summer 2014
Cabin "Rumspringa" built by workawayers in summer 2013. One wall of rammed earth, the rest of reclaimed beams and glass.
Geoff and Kate
Summer 2013
Cooling off at the end of the day. Summer 2013
Rammed earth wall for the cabin. Summer 2013
Working on the rammed earth cabin. Summer 2013
Formwork for a rammed earth cabin. Summer 2013
Building a compost. Summer 2013
Work on the grotto. Summer 2013

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