Learn about forestry and hardscaping, helping us to get our home and land ready in Maple Ridge, Canada

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    14/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We have three kids and a grandchild between us. We purchased this land last year and are working hard to renovate the two houses and make the land useable. Acreage includes ponds, old growth trees, specimen trees throughout... theres wildlife : bob cats, bear, deer and a multitude of birds.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Ive worked in forestry, investigation, electrical and hardscaping. Happy to show you what I know!
    Skill Sharing: I've worked in various trades throughout Ive worked in forestry, as an electrician, renovating and more recently have my own business in investigation. Persian cooking.
    If things go well after a month or so we could look at paying for your time as well but this would be looked at as a possibility later.

  • Help

    Help

    Help


    *** can offer money for additional hours depending on skillset but that would be assessed once you're here after a couple weeks of a normal workaway agreement :)

    Would be great to have help from someone that has experience in any of the following:

    -tree surgery
-painter / decorator
-landscaper
-arborculutist
-animal care
    -drywalling
    -renovations
    -pruning
    -bramble/ blackberry/ brush clearing
    -carpentry
    -general DIY

    Depending on the time of year you arrive and the other possible projects different skills could be utilized.
    Let us know what youre thinking!


    WHAT TO PACK
    Work gloves -we do have extras if you forget 
    Headtorch -it’s dark at night up where there are no city lights
    Lock -  if desired 
    Rain Jacket – if we all bring one, we won’t need them. Rain or shine, this is a beautiful place !
    Warm layers – it will probably be chilly sometimes… its Canada!
     Easy-off shoes – you have to take them off to enter each building.
    Warm socks – with your shoes off, you don’t want your feet to get cold!
    Comfy clothes – for sitting on the floor, for relaxing, for yoga, for spending time outside
    Water bottle – keep hydrated :)
    Ear plugs – even when you’re heading up to the wilderness, sometimes people snore.
    Chargers- unless you want a forced vacation from connectivity which is in fact highly recommended.
    Good vibes!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation
    In a seperate house surrounded by lush forest.
    The bathroom will be shared.
    You may share a bedroom with another
     WE WILL PROVIDE:
    All  linens + towels and a roof over your head
    Stipend to cover your meals and snacks.  You’re welcome to drink but we do not cover the costs of alcohol.
    No drugs or smoking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is an ideal area if you're into outdoor activities!
    Its somewhat isolated unless you own a car.
    As this project is new at this time we need the following:
    -take out your own travel insurance
    -19+ only
    -mentally and emotionally very fit.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

The 'workaway' house :)
So much wildlife!
Streams, lakes, forest, etc

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