We welcome volunteers to help with our renovation in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada



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    Hello! We are Kathy and Derm and our home is located in Whitehorse, Yukon.
    The house is a big beautiful home that we've raised 11 children in, all now grown and moved away. As the family home no longer needs to accommodate so many, we are working on renovating the basement into a suite for us to move into. Our son Ryan, a professional engineer and experienced carpenter, is leading the project and is already a few months into the work.
    The house is located just 15 minutes from downtown Whitehorse, and 5 minutes from the middle of nowhere! Surrounded by forrest, the yard is a beautiful place for BBQs and campfires, complete with sun decks, lawns, hot tub, and a ton of space!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience the rural northern Yukon way of life. See true wilderness, untouched and pristine. Experience adventure, meet new friends (never a day passes without family or friends visiting the home), take in the midnight sun, engage with the beautiful local First Nations culture and continuous community events, and learn what it means to be a northerner!

  • Help


    We are building a living suite in the basement of our home and we are looking for a helper with experience in carpentry to help alongside the project manager.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom with a shared bathroom and three meals a day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you like nature and the outdoors there are endless trails, lakes, rivers and mountains to explore in our back yard! Hiking and biking trails literally across the street from our home; plenty of lakes, rivers, mountains, forrest right in town; only 1.5 hours away from Kluane National Park, 2 hours to either the little mountain town of Altin, BC or Skagway, Alaska; and a half day drive to the Historical Gold Rush town of Dawson City.

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    • Limited internet access

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 747751446976