Earthship build located in the Rockies of beautiful British Columbia, Canada

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  • Last activity: 22 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    We are located on 40 acres of forested hillside in the heart of the Columbia Valley and the Rocky Mountains, just outside of Golden, British Columbia. We have built an off-grid Earthship-inspired home made entirely out of recycled materials. The home aspect was completed in 2017 after which we started on an earthship-style work shop that has also been finished in the fall of 2019. Over the past 5 years we have had many volunteers from workaways to friends and family and it has been an awesome and rewarding experience for all.

    We have taken the last couple of summers off to focus on the new adventure of parenthood and welcomed a baby girl named Nova in September 2020. We are excited to get back to property development and maintenance with a toddler in tow!

    We live by the philosophy of work hard and play hard. Most days we do something fun or go on an adventure somewhere after work hours. Golden, Parson and surrounding areas provide great activities such as climbing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, and canoeing- all in a very picturesque setting!

    Our accommodations have drastically improved since we started hosting workaways in 2015 when we all lived in tents all summer. Now we have a variety of sleeping options from our beautiful forested campground, to a cozy bedroom loft in the shop, cozy cabin in the woods, or our ‘birdhouse’ camper on wheels with spectacular views!

    Meals are provided every day and if you enjoy cooking it’s always appreciated and welcomed! We have recently built a new garden for vegetables and herbs and have a deep freeze full of wild game and locally farmed meats including: chicken, pork, moose, elk, deer and beef.

    The next few years we wish to slow down a bit and take on a few smaller projects while Nova is still little. It’s hard to say what kind of work is going to be planned for 2023 but living on a large off-grid property, there is always things to be done. We are 33 and 34 years old and are very easy going, don’t like to work too hard and if it gets too hot- we are at the beach by the river instantly!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Because we have started a project of this magnitude we have less time to travel. However, we love to travel, meet interesting people and share knowledge about building and great adventure stories. You can learn what it takes to live an off-grid lifestyle, where garbage, power and water consumption are a valuable resources that needs to be managed. We can show you how to make things from nothing and build things from stuff people have just thrown away with no consideration of the usefulness of it! Volunteers are always encouragedy to use what is available around the property to make things work and a lot of the time you are left to complete the task using your own ideas, creativity and knowledge. We enjoy relaxing at the end of the day around a campfire sharing stories and adventures.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are hoping to get started on a new cabin project this summer. This will require a lot of lifting and moving of wood materials and windows. Most things on our property are made with pallets and other recycled materials, so if you like to see how easy and cheap you can throw up a structure- this is the place to learn!

    There are also lots of smaller construction tasks that pop up often such as firewood collecting and finishing details on the shop, house and cabin.

    We like to operate as more of a community setting where we help each other with all tasks such as cooking, dishes, watering the garden and clean up.

    We will also need help with looking after Nova from time to time which might involve playing games, doing crafts, going on walks, going to the park, reading stories- while mom and dad work on some chores or projects of their own.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Shop loft

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Golden BC
    Lake Louise
    Kicking horse

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We Have a great camping area with running water

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day. Weekends optional (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 473881292355

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