Come and help with caretaking in Retallack, BC, Canada



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  • Description


    I have a couple vacation huts located in Retallack, BC with good access nearby to activities nearby such as hiking, mountainbiking, ski-touring, fishing, swimming. I host Workawayers to help with property maintenance, renos, firewood & snow removal.

    I`m also building a "woodchip clay" cabin for myself in the town of Kaslo & also need help finishing the outside plaster of the house, carpentry & landscaping.
    I have a lovely husky dog that loves going for walks and bike rides with workawayers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can experience backcountry cabin/off grid lifestyle and have access to outdoor hikes, bike rides, skiing, fishing etc.
    I have 1 bike and snowshoes I can lend helpers.
    Chance to learn about natural building and construction & landscaping.
    Nearby towns are very beautiful with many trails for outdoor activities

  • Help


    I need help with maintaining the cabins such as staining wood, carpentry, cleaning, landscaping, snow removal and chopping firewood.
    I am also looking for Workawayers who are interested in natural building to help fish my little house in kaslo . No experience necessary but best if you enjoy working outdoors, doing physical work etc.
    There`s flexiblity with the schedule, so volunteers can usually choose when to work around their own activities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have 2 small separate cabins for volunteers (good place for social distancing). Both cabins have limited internet access (1-3 hrs/day), no running water , (no electricity in 1 cabin, solar power in 2nd cabin), they have well set up kitchens, outhouses & sauna/shower building, watertap located outside each cabin.
    I can offer room & board or accomadation only for people want more time off

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many options for hiking, biking, xcountry skiing, snowshoeing, skitouring, paddling nearby.
    There's buses a few times/week from kaslo- vancouver & calgary.
    Also buses a few time/week from kaslo-nelson.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    sometimes I can accept a dog, but prefer no dogs because i also have a dog & vacation rental guests at the property.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected


Host ref number: 482178921342