Feel at home at our ecolodge in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Garden - Online business - Construction - Education + more

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Canada

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    11/05/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a group of family and friends who are striving for eco-friendly and people-friendly living. 7 people are living here permanently: Mahendra (India), Naomi (Canada) and their two children, Spencer (Canada), Lucas (Spain), Barbora (Czech Republic) and Estelle (France). We always have friends and guests visiting especially during the summer, making the place fun and dynamic; a great place to meet many people.

    We’re focused on creating a new kind of settlement where people can live harmoniously and joyfully together and with the rest of nature. Therefore, we find that education is the core to understand our role as human beings and to be able to live without friction, discrimination or exploitation.
    That’s why all the activities happening here are ultimately for education purpose. Living is education.

    We would like you to feel not just as a volunteer but to become a member of our family for the time that you will be here.

    Ultimately we would like to see many families living together in such a way, that we are able to foster self-reliance and become in harmony with the entire humankind and the rest of nature. For this we will need to reconsider our existing ideas regarding economics, politics, education and religion so we can develop a system which does not lead to friction or divisiveness. If you are interested in long-term living for participation in a healthy global community, we are always open for this conversation.

    Note: Please inform us of which type of Travel Visa you have. Based on this, we may or may not be able to accommodate you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work

  • 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

    Our day is not organized only around work, we take time to be together and reflect. You are welcome to join our daily discussions, learn more about this philosophy and experience living together, but there is always time for yourself.
    Work with nature, understand with human.

  • Help

    Help

    With such a diverse area of engagement, Workawayers are able to participate in many ways.
    From web design to organic gardening and everything in-between, there is a way for everyone to feel meaningful here. Below is a short and incomplete list of some of these things:

    1. Participate in our abundant organic permaculture garden
    2. Help out in our successful eco-lodge (cleaning)
    3. Engage in construction of new buildings, trail maintenance, and forestry
    4. Participate in helping us create meaningful education curriculum and programs through our non-profit organization
    5. Cooking and preserving food
    6. Photography, advertising, Social media engagement, SEO
    7. Learn the ins and outs and help to run our conscious fair-trade brand - working with traditional artisans from India.
    Note: Please inform us of which type of Travel Visa you have. Based on this, we may or may not be able to accommodate you.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Hebrew, Hindi, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a main house where some of us live and where we all share meals and different activities. We have there a shared fully-equipped bathroom that you are welcome to use, as well as two compostable toilets.

    For your accommodation, different options are possible according to current availability. For example: tiny houses, small bedroom cabins or a small private apartment style unit. Most of them don’t have toilets or shower but as we already mentioned, you can use the shared ones.

    All meals will be shared, healthy, organic and vegetarian.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the beautiful Bragg Creek Alberta, nested in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There are TONS of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding through the magnificent landscapes (many films are shot here for the beautiful scenery).

    We are a short drive to Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary but there is no public transportation. However, we go regularly to the city and sometimes do trips together to the mountains.

    That being said, with all of the fun things going on right here on the property, most of the people don’t feel the need to leave so often! We have 30+ acres of fields and forests, with trails, a pond and a creek, and beautiful people!

    We have good internet connection but limited, so we’ll ask you not to use high data consuming browsing (Netflix, Youtube, etc…)

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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