True Canadian Wilderness living! We are a family of five - a professional couple with 3 young boys - living in a log home on pristine Horsefly Lake in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada. We have two lakeside properties here - a vacation rental as well as our own home - and are part of a very special, creative, caring, diverse and close-knit community.
Our professional backgrounds are in business/management/accounting/tourism and healthcare/management/holistic medicine/nurse practitioner/nurse educator. We love our lakeside lifestyle, as it allows us endless opportunities to enjoy the wilderness and outdoors. Nothing beats working in the city all day and returning home to supper al fresco and a kayak until sunset. We feel so fortunate.
We have two dogs, a black lab named Poppy and a golden retriever named Buddy, as well as two cats named Yin and Yang. English and Dutch are spoken in the home and we can get by understanding German, French and a tiny bit of Finnish. :)
Help in the house
Travellers will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth, complete with crystal clear water (you can drink directly from the lake), abundant wildlife, a plethora of outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, kayaking, watersports, gardening, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, ice fishing etc. Our very special little village is home to several artists and music is an important part of our community. Most villagers are independent thinkers, from all nationalities and all walks of life, who value nature and a wholesome, healthy lifestyle. We have organic farmers, ranchers and a number of holistic healers in our community. Activities such as yoga and kickboxing are available and the community is very open minded toward and welcoming to visitors. World class mountain biking trails are nearby, with our larger center being about 1 hour away by car.
We are looking for some help with things like general maintenance, projects, getting firewood, painting and gardening/yardwork for both our properties.
English, Dutch....can understand German, French and a little bit of Finnish.
Your accommodation is our beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom lakefront vacation rental! You will have exclusive use of the modern, fully equipped cottage which sits on 2.5 acres and includes its own waterfront and private dock. You will also have the use of our canoe, kayaks and aluminum rowboat. You will be welcome to visit at our home as well and be included in family activities if you wish.
We believe in living a quality life - working hard but also taking time to enjoy the great beauty around us. Our family life, wellness, personal growth and balance are our priorities. We are all open-minded individuals and appreciate the uniqueness of people. We don't smoke, use minimal alcohol and use no drugs and would expect the same of our guests while they are staying with us...although we definitely don't judge your lifestyle, this is what is comfortable for us. We also ask that you respect our local environment and our wonderful little community.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week