Natural Building & your own cabin for social distancing in Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    I have a hut style backcountry cabin rental located in Retallack, BC there is access to activities nearby such as hiking, mountainbiking, ski-touring, fishing, paddling, swimming. I host volunteers to help with property maintenance, firewood & snow removal.

    i`m also building a cabin for myself in the town of Kaslo, BC this year. This cabin will have "woodchip clay" walls, clay plasters & adobe floors. I have been doing natural building for 20 years, teaching workshops & training crews. I hope to find volunteers interested in natural building or working outside at the hut property.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can experience backcountry cabin lifestyle and have access to outdoor hikes, bike rides, skiing, fishing etc. I have 1 mtnbike and 2 sets of snowshoes I can lend helpers.
    Chance to learn about natural building and construction & landscaping.
    Local towns are very beautiful with many events all through the summer/fall.

  • Help


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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    I have 2 cabins for volunteers. Both cabins have limited internet access (1-2 hrs/day), no running water or electricity, they have well equipped kitchens, outhouses & sauna/shower building, watertap located outside each cabin. So its a good option for social distancing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many beautiful options for hiking, biking, swimming, skitouring, paddling nearby.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected


Winter at the caretaker`s cabin
Sitting area in volunteers cabin
Kitchen in volunteers cabin
Hiking in the mtns above the cabin
2 km walk or bike ride to swim or fish in Lake
Popular skitour or hike (in summer) top of Mt Brennan, above the property
SkiingRetallack powder
Sleeping area for volunteers

Host ref number: 482178921342