We live in a small community in the Chilcotin with wild horses and surrounded by nature - Canada




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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We live in a small community in the interior of British Columbia. This region, called the Chilcotin, is famous for its wilderness, accessible mountains, pristine lakes and big skies. We are a semi-retired couple, avid outdoor enthusiasts (hiking, mountain biking, canoeing) and live at a rustic cabin is on a 27 kilometre long lake.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Volunteers will have a chance to experience a wide range of outdoor activities, and to try their hand at wilderness living. If you are looking for a chance to escape city life and to explore a nature-based lifestyle, this is your opportunity. Our lakeside property is a rare gem, where it is commonplace to view wild horses grazing grassland slopes and a wide variety of wildlife and birds. The lake itself offers paddle boarding, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, and Kokanee fishing (landlocked salmon). We have extensive knowledge of the mountains and areas surrounding this region. We are world travellers, bilingual in Spanish and English, and enjoy good conversations and sharing ideas. This workaway is a dream location for photographers, writers, artistists or naturalists.

  • Help


    The main project that we are seeking help with is developing new hugelkultur gardens on our small property. We also require some painting, building and general maintenance on a small, passive solar frame cabin which we are building on our lakeside property. Gardening and landscaping skills and/or carpentry skills, or good capability in general maintenance is required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will have their own furnished room. Meals will be provided, and are mostly vegetarian, but include some fish and chicken.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers will have time to play in the great outdoors, attend community gatherings, or travel with us to the local commercial centre (3 hours away) as desired. At the cabin there will be access to all of the water craft (sailboat, paddleboard, canoes and windsurfers). We can help facilitate volunteers getting into the mountains, if they have the appropriate gear and experience to manage this activity. Volunteers with their own transportation would have greater access to this vast region, including the inner coastal community of Bella Coola and the interior towns that make up the region known as the Cariboo.

  • 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

  • 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

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 654448584483