Livning in the country in sountern BC, Canada



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    My home is just off a back country road, along a most beautiful, wild river - the Slocan river, situated on the side of the mountain. I live in a typical country home, heating with wood heat in the winter, and growing a large garden in the summer. This is a great place to learn about country living and what it means to live in a rural setting of Canada.

    The work that will be done this summer includes building a wooden structure for covering the trailer, fixing the fence around the garden that keeps the deer and wild turkeys out!), possibly electrifying it to ward off bears; gardening galore; pruning fruit trees -- 6 varieties of apples, asian pear and regular pear trees, as well as walnut trees; worm composting, and general upkeep of a house that needs everything from dusting to sweeping/mopping floors, getting a wood supply in for the winter; carpentry and genera handyman stuff.

    Being here involves working on the land and learning how the land can support you.

    Depending on the skills and interests you bring, it could range from cleaning to carpentry, pruning to plumbing, dog walking to log splitting/stacking. Taking dog for walk/feeding/brushing. . .

    Please note, I live on a quiet country road, and because of all the fruit trees, wild life abounds from wild turkeys to bears (see picture #2- bear in cherry tree). You must be prepared for life on the edge of wilderness. It would be most helpful if you can come with skills, but not a requirement. Attitude and willingness to learn/help are most important.

    I live with a most incredible dog who is kind, caring and respectful. All the other animals are wild.

    Please write me for more information about being here. Food/activities,expectations etc.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn how to live outside a city, on the land and what that entails. Drink fresh mountain water, breath clean crisp air, walk in nature. . .

    This summer, I would like to investigate the possibility of building solar panels agains the hill that lines the property. More on this later, as things develop.

  • Help


    This old house is always in need of a nail and hammer somewhere, a fresh coat of paint here or there; The garden -- well, from weeding to watering to planting/harvesting, always lots of work there to keep one busy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Private accommodation in the large trailer, with its own kitchen, living space and bedroom, and which provides easy access to the river.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Winlaw is an incredible town in a most remarkable valley. It has a welcoming and diverse community with music, art, great restaurants, adventures galore. Pristine wilderness.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3-4 hours/day, depending on weather (max 25 hours)

Host ref number: 756515568225