Help us building an earthship in the Canadien Prairies at the developing ecovillage



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  • Description


    This developing ecovillage community is inviting you to spend time with us.
    If you like to be outdoors, spend time enjoying untouched nature and living close to the elements, then this is the right place for you.

    We are located in the vast beautiful Prairie landscape, surrounded by trees, fields and open skies.
    The huge inland ocean, Lake Winnipeg with its shallow waters invites you for swimming over the summer.

    We are in the process of building an off grid village. We are a group of families and single people between 25 and 52 years old who are building to live a dream beyond a 9 to five workday week, So we will be able to live on the land, run our own small businesses, grow our own food and host cultural, educational and natural building events.

    We have yurts and temporary summer homes on the property.

    We are building an earthship as a first real self sustainable home.

    We are now looking for volunteers to help us continue build the Earthship starting May 15th 2019!

    The earthships tire wall is now 7 courses high in most places. First thing in the spring will be the continuation of the tire wall up to 10 courses, further placement of insulation, adobe packout, bond beam,,,

    followed by a workshop at the beginning of June for different earthship related elements, framing, greenhouse, roof, bottle walls,

    more tasks to come in the area of carpentry, roofing, plastering, water catchment, over the whole summer

    gardening help is always welcome

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    If you are interested in off grid living, sustainable housing, spending time in a start up ecovillage, this is a great opportunity to learn and gain experiences.
    We welcome a multicultural environment and the exchange from different countries.
    We get together at bonfires and share experiences. If you play an instrument we are looking forward to jam with you.

  • Help


    Tire pounding for the earthship, plastering, building tasks possible for unexperienced builders, guided by a professional or experienced builder. Carpentry, roofing,
    Gardening help

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have lots of tenting space in nature, bring your own tent or stay in one of our camper trailers.
    We offer local and homemade food from our summer kitchen for 3 meals per day.
    All food is up to 80% organic and healthy balanced. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
    Living is rustic, but a great experience to what you are dealing with when you start the off grid experience, in the process of building a comfortable off grid home.
    We have an outdoor shower, on a sunny day, which we have lots, water warms up by the sun.
    Solar electricity is available to charge devices etc. Now we also have wifi internet access.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We welcome a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. A minimized use of any substances like alcohol, cigarettes, weed is expected.
    If you have a car it is easier to get to the lake, and the nearby town, otherwise you drive with one of us.
    We will do small excursions into the beauty of Manitoba, when we are not working. The close by town of Gimli is a fisher harbour of icelantic heritage and has lots to offer over the summer, live music, markets and the big lake is like an ocean.

  • 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

    5 hours 5 days a week

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