I'm 46 years old, a senior designer and project manager for a skateboard park company that works all over the world. I grew up in Vancouver, and escaped to the best place in the world just over a year ago, with a list of projects and dreams to bring to life on my 35 acres here. I love to eat healthy local food, think freely, ride my skateboard / snowboard / mountain bike / road bike, swim, hike and travel. I also am in love with yoga, meditation, and am moving toward supporting and teaching others in the areas of spiritual and personal growth. I'm chill and easy to talk to, friendly and pretty high energy. I like my music loud, and my people happy and free. :)
My property is incredible. 35 acres of wilderness for you to explore, just 10 minutes from the best little city in Canada. It gets tons of sun, and everyone who comes here seems to just love it.
I don't have wifi or internet out here, so you'll just need a good data plan on your phone if you need internet access while out at my place here. I just tether off my phone when out here. There is public transit into Nelson from here, it takes about 20 minutes and it looks like it goes about 5x / day.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
My 35 acres is just 10 minutes from Nelson BC. It's a beautiful environment here, we have elk, deer, rabbits, hawks, eagles and more right on the property. I can show you some of the foods you can just pick and eat, and you'll be a part of a pretty major project. In the last year I've designed and had my house built, brought in power, water, roads etc. I'm now finishing off the house, then getting into creating an area for outdoor events like concerts, yoga and meditation day-camps, outdoor movie showings and more. As well as a small farm! It's an exciting place with an exciting vision, and it's absolutely beautiful here.
Then the town of Nelson, what a special place. I moved here for a reason. It has the culture of a big city, with a vibrant arts and music scene, dozens of huge murals painted all over town, incredible restaurants, some of the best mountain biking / skateboarding / skiing / hiking in the country, a beautiful lake to swim in, and incredible people. It's such an artsy, unique, forward-thinking even spiritual city. It has a great history of mining, logging, hippies and draft dodgers...and it's now home to everyone from artistic old hippies to beautiful young outdoors enthusiasts to tech startup company owners and everyone in between. It really is an extremely unique little town in the mountains. There's nowhere else like it in this entire country...that's why I moved here! You will meet an incredibly friendly and unique cross-section of Canadians here.
Hi! I'm just finishing off my new house, and working on surrounding projects with the land. The work is pretty varied being such a huge list, so it's likely there's something for almost anyone including:
*staining and painting
*hunting for some items on need in the free and used sections of sites like Kijijii / Craigslist
*assistance or fully taking on some light, simple wood construction projects
*construction requiring a bit more skill like installing corrugated steel paneling on a shed, building a chicken coop, building a wood shed
*splitting and stacking firewood
*falling and bucking trees
*running a wood chipper (just feeding branches, tree tops etc. into a wood chipper / spreading chips around yard)
*limbing trees with pole saw
*general yard cleanup
*wildcrafting / foraging on the property for some of the foods that grow here
I'm pretty flexible, if you've got interest and skill in even some of the above, let's talk!
My house is only 1 bedroom, so you're very welcome to use the bathroom and kitchen during the day and well into the evening. I have a huge tent, large enough to stand up in, along with some gigantic tarps to create a large covered area for you. You can choose anywhere you'd like to set up on this 35 acres! There are some perfect sites very close to my home, and some beautiful places that are more removed and quiet if you prefer that.
I'm flexible regarding food. I can provide food, with you cooking for yourself, perhaps preparing dinners for myself and you if you're comfortable with doing that. Otherwise, you can prepare food on your own. I generally work in town Monday to Friday, leaving quite early usually, so the kitchen will be totally free and all yours Monday to Friday. The amount of work time requested of you will of course change depending on the food arrangements that we decide on together. Let's just work out something we're both happy with.
In your free time, Nelson is a fantastic "tiny City" to hang out in. Of course with the corona virus / COVID, things are a bit different, but typically you can go to the classic Lakeside Park where you'll find people practicing circus performance (there's a circus school in town), playing frisbee and hacky sack, soccer, doing yoga, swimming, chilling etc. There are a ton of yoga studios, meditation groups, sound healings, music shows of all kinds from folk to hip-hop including some surprisingly big name acts that come through town, tons of DJ's, a big rec centre, hiking trails right in town, a killer skatepark, insane mountain biking, top notch cafes and restaurants, historic turn-of-the-century buildings, art galleries and more. Boat and paddle board rentals right in town, the list goes on.
Further afield, there are natural hot springs, phenomenal alpine hikes, old ghost towns, historic sites, alpine lakes, beautiful ferry boat rides across the lake (the longest free ferry ride in Canada), waterfalls to hike to, old growth forests to explore, really unique small historic towns to check out, music festivals and more.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have a great nook where I had my own travel trailer parked while I built my house. It was a 22' and fit in no problem.
I've got 35 acres, your well-behaved dog that gets along well with the neighbourhood dogs, doesn't wander or chase wildlife like crazy is so welcome. I LOVE DOGS! With 35 acres, I could accept llamas or a flock of sheep, too.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week - depends on what we decide on food