Learn about organic gardening and sustainable living in the mountains above Slocan Lake, Canada



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    We live in the mountains above Slocan Lake on 16 acres with immediate access to trails for hiking, biking, trail running or walking. We have a large organic garden, a dog and a cat, myself Jessi and my partner Osmo.
    We originally came from Germany (28 years ago) and Finland and these languages are being spoken besides English.
    We have been working hard on developing this land and visitors are rewarded with spectacular views of the Valhalla mountains and Slocan Lake along with beautiful old forests . The lake is only a few minutes away from here . We live off Grid , visitors must be prepared for this kind of experience, the toilet is an outhouse and showering happens in our sauna, no hot water on demand out of the tap. The work away individual should be interested in nature experiences and a simple life without the comfort of electricity and all the appliances.
    However internet is available on cell phones which work here and you can charge them as well but not all the time
    Food supplied will be organic and vegetarian fare, Jessi is a certified Chef and Yoga teacher and loves to share her knowledge if there is interest .

    The accommodation is a transformed BlueBird school bus with wood stove, running water ,a deck and again fantastic mountain views. The bus is fully finished, clean, dry and fun to live in. In general we live a low impact eco friendly life style and we love to introduce people to the joy of this different approach without the stress factors of regular life.We can offer a peaceful environment and we are open to creative input from our visitors. We do not have laundry facilities, this only happens once a week in the laundromat and we do not pay for this expense but drive there.

    We are very outdoor sport orientated on an above average level and like to take people out on trips. It is of advantage for the workawayer to be interested in sports

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art 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

    You can improve your language skills here with 3 languages spoken and you can learn about sustainable life style , low environmental impact , organic gardening and healthy habits including cooking nourishing meals and yoga practice

  • Help


    In 2020 summer season we have plans for building a work shop and there will be forest fire reduction help by clearing underbrush.
    We are building an earth sauna as well and have started this by getting a huge hole dug out.
    We also expand the garden with perma culture type terracing and a solar green house. In the future we would like to have a small retreat centre here with several saunas , a yoga shala and organic foods from our gardens.
    It would be great to have people that know about building or are interested in it
    Mostly we just need help with outdoor chores nothing to difficult and suitable for anybody in good physical shape, it will be tiring at times

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    A fully furnished and wood finished school bus with a double bed, running water and kitchen, stunning mountain views, a deck in the shade and a wood stove. Meals can be made here if desired or taken and shared at the main house. The bus is parked between old trees about 100 metres from main house and has good privacy

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off there are endless possibilities for recreation and we are happy to go hiking with you and show you trails. Bring your bike if you are into world class mountain biking . We have vehicles here and can provide some transportation. Yoga practice and meditation is encouraged, the lake is only minutes away and we have a canoe and a kajak and also a sauna. We like to have people here that enjoy nature and act responsibly towards the environment.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 to 5 hours a day, 4 to 5 days a week

Host ref number: 799372743446