Help needed finishing an off grid earthship and landscaping near Golden, BC, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are still accepting applicants during this crazy time in our world but will only be taking people who can offer longer stays as we feel this is a way we can help minimize contact and keep everyone as safe as possible.

    We need willing hands this spring/summer to help with finishing work on our Earthship that we now call home, building a garage, yard cleanup and landscaping, child care, cooking and general life.

    Our family of 4 lives on the side Willowbank Mountain in the Bleaberry valley near Golden in beautiful British Columbia!

    We are on an off grid adventure. For 6 years we loved living in our hand built yurt. In the summer of 2016 we started tackling the building of an Earthship to be our forever home. We moved in this October and are LOVING IT!!! There is still a lot of work to be done.

    We are focused on finding joy and purpose in life. We love sharing experiences with people and love the idea of doing things as a community!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During our project we will be hoping to expose people to different alternative building styles and off grid solutions.

    If you are thinking of living off grid in any capacity we are sure there is something you can learn!

    Also we love the idea of a rich community on our property. We currently have our family of 5, my Dad, and my sister and her family of 5 as residents of Inshallah. It's awesome!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    This summer as we build our Earthship we are looking to have many hands around to help with:
    -Cooking/Dishes
    -Cob work/plastering
    -General Building
    -Plumbing
    -Garden
    -Cooking
    -Child care/teaching
    -Permaculture
    -Room turnovers
    -Yard care
    -....

    Generally we need help with putting up the building and daily life.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a very basic accommodation situation.
    We have a camper that is cozy with a wood stove in it for the cooler nights in spring and fall (we’ve even had a couple workawayers stay a winter in this trailer!

    As we are completely off grid there is no “normal power” (leave your air conditioner and curling iron at home please! Ha!!). However we have plenty of power for charging small electronics and keeping connected.
    There is running water in the earthship (Not hot yet! :-). COMING SOON THOUGH!!!). We have a sauna for bathing as well as outdoor showers that are a delight on the hot days.

    While we are off grid we are not off line and do have Wi-Fi.

    Things we have an abundance of are: amazing views, wonderful quiet, amazing starry skies, TONS of world class activities in our area, campfires, music and NATURE!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Golden is known for it's outdoor activities.
    Within an hour of Golden you will find most any outdoor activity you desire and chances are it will be "world class".
    Biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, paragliding, hang gliding, hiking, backcountry huts, camping, etc.... It's all right here!

    Golden itself is a small town with all the basic amenities. It has plenty of great local restaurants and cafes, a decent night life. It even has a a bowling alley and a movie theatre. Wow!

    Calgary AB is the closest main centre.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

    We aren’t 100% pet friendly but we are open to discussion and accepting workers with well behaved furry friends.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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