Workaway in the lush, sunny beautiful west kootenays, Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Hello Community,
    This family of three (humans) and two furries (dogs) are seeking an individual or couple who would want to work 4-5 hours a day for a week or two (with two days off, or smaller work load days) doing manual labour around our property. Tasks included; cleaning - organizing, wood splitting (we have a wood splitter), landscaping and potential child care (for our 18 month old son).
    We are looking for a week stay at this point, and have options for shelter, depending on what you'd prefer. There is a room in the house that can sleep two, and we have a large tent that can be set up in the woods.
    Contact me if you're interested.
    Have a great summer!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    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

    We will share our knowledge of the land, and our ways of living. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about local vegetation, and local wildlife, raising chickens, and stewarding the land to rehabilitate the ecosystem.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Things we need help with:
    - organizing
    - winter readiness (wood splitting)
    - landscaping
    - potential child care

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    we have available a room in our home suitable for single or double occupancy, or we can have a tent set up in the woods.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a lot to do in the Kootenays in the summer; from our home their are hiking trails into the forest, down in the valley there is the rail trail which meanders alongside the beautiful slocan river. The small yet thriving community of WInlaw is just down the hill from our home, where you can enjoy two restaurants, a mini mart/gas station and an organic food store, as well as some other artisanal shops with a local herbal expert, and local artists.
    The best town in BC is 40 min away, Nelson offers a very warm and charming environment and very happy residents, with a diverse and eclectic thriving community. It is known for it's diversity, artist community and a flourishing music scene.
    Kootenay lake is a great place to canoe, kayak, stand up paddle board and swim!
    Summers in the kootenays are outstanding, the musical festivals are abundant and everyone is enjoying the outdoors.

  • 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: 411899694892