Come and help us around the house, garden and with dogs and horses in Atlin, British Colombia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a family of two adults, 4 dogs and two horses looking for help on our 7 acres in the wilderness. We are settled in a beautiful valley outside of Atlin with access to nearby rivers, lakes and stunning highcountry. The town of Atlin is appr. 16km away. Amazing scenery and a wonderful adventure playground.

    We are looking for a responsible adult or couple. You need to be self sufficient and feel comfortable being out in the boonies.
    Our wifi is limited and there's not always electricity. Also, as we sometimes are away for work,you should be able to be alone for a couple of days without feeling lonely.

    Must love dogs!
    We also speak german.

    Atlin is located 2 hours south of Whitehorse/Yukon and can only be accessed through the Yukon. Pick-up from Whitehorse can be arranged.

    NOTE: we're hosting from May to September—not during the wintermonths.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience off-the-grid living in an amazing part of Atlin BC. This is a great adventure playground and prime hiking/fishing/boating/mountain-biking/horseback-riding country. Into photography? Accompany award-winning photographer Manu on her trips into the backcountry and learn some photo-skills.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Help would include working in garden & greenhouse, paint-jobs, taking care of dogs & horses (occasionally), cooking (occasionally), setting up pastures, carpentry/helping hand (building projects around the house, barn-building). splitting and stacking firewood (we have a splitter). Appr. 25 hours of help/week.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You stay in your own little cabin. With an outhouse like real canadian off-the-grid bushfolks :)
    There is a lovely cookshack with a wood-fired cookstove and a sauna with an outdoor-shower.
    A wood-fired bathtub is located down by the river with the best view down the valley.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    hiking, fishing, exploring beautiful Atlin, mountain-biking, wildlife watching, canoeing, come along horseback-riding or ATVing.

    Pick-up from Whitehorse can be arranged.


  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 397759167165