Help a family build a boat on the coast of BC, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Hi! We are a family of four (two boys; 8 and 11) living off-grid, remotely in a tiny home on the coast of British Columbia. Our home is on a beach, a 2 hour boat ride from the nearest town. We are building a 44ft sailing catamaran and need help in our workshop for the final push to our expected launch this coming fall. We live a very active, outdoorsy lifestyle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a lot of fun: our days are jam-packed. We have built a network of hiking trails behind our place, we have a lake within 2km for swimming at the end of a hot day. We have kayaks, rowboats and dinghy sail boats to play with, the ocean and the mountains to explore. Although we live remotely, we are very social with our community of out-islanders, often meeting up for hikes, camp-outs, picnics etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for someone with carpentry, composite or boat building skills who would like to assist on the project and who appreciates the meditative aspects of sanding. Tasks may vary depending on the days' activities. It's not rocket surgery; attitude trumps experience!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A guest cabin with a bed and woodstove. Outhouses and outdoor shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you are interested in alternative lifestyles, off-grid living, boating or boatbuilding, camping etc. this may be the place for you. Our place is water-access only so you will have to depend on us for transportation. We typically re-supply in town every 2-4 weeks.

    Cell and internet service is usually works at some point in the day but isn't strong enough to send or receive large data files.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 732594265623