Help with landscaping and log fencing in the West Chilcotin, BC, Canada



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    We are a couple in the sixties and live with our dog Amos (border collie cross), our two horses Tank and Smokey and our cat Tiger in one of the most beautiful areas of Canada, the West Chilcotin. Originally coming from Switzerland we settled down in Nimpo Lake where we found a beautiful log home nicely situated at the Dean River / Nimpo Lake where fishing is just great. Daily long walks/trail riding in the bush and watching the wild horses and all the other animals is one of our favorites.

    Our projects for this year 2019 are: installing a wood stove in the living room, log fencing and making firewood.

    We have a little veggie garden with a greenhouse which provides us with fresh organic food. In our free time we go trail riding and fishing and just enjoy the vast wilderness.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What we can offer is learning English and everything about Christianity - if interested. To live in a remote area (300 km from next bigger city) without cell phone coverage is a challenge in itself. It is a peaceful and quiet country living with plenty of time to reflect. Our next community is an Indian reserve which offers lots of opportunities to meet and learn about their culture.

  • Help


    We need help with building a log fence, installing a wood stove in the living room, landscaping and making firewood. It would be good if you are used to work with a chain saw.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Swiss, German, English

  • Accommodation


    We are living in a beautiful log home and have spare rooms with wireless internet. Our meals are healthy, wholesome and there is plenty.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Nimpo Lake area is famous for quality fishing. Since we are situated in a very remote area there are lots of outdoor activities available: Wildlife watching, hiking, trail riding, fishing, biking, mountain climbing and a trip to Bella Coola by the Pacific. There are lots of opportunities to meet other people and join our little church in Anahim Lake.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

cold morning with -36C
it is cold -36C creating white eye lashes
first snow in October
sunset in December
our home
Tank and Smokey enjoying their filled hay bags.
We saw this young black bear on our Highway 20.
Horseback riding is always FUN!
Nimpo Lake the float plane capital of BC
Bella Coola harbor at the Pacific within 150 km distance
We live in bear country
Our dog Amos enjoying himself on the sun deck
One herd of the many wild horses we meet on our daily walks
Great fishing just behind our house
Our bigger "garden" right across highway 20

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