Help on our homestead in the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia and we'll share our skills with you



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  • Description


    My husband and I are homesteaders in the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia. We have a young daughter who keeps us busy. So we will be needing help tending our large vegetable garden during this time. We have a few animals including chickens. Grow most of our own food and live fairly self sufficiently. We are responsible, hard working environmentally friendly 35 year olds looking for help to accomplish our goals in exchange for teaching a variety of skills including carpentry, life skills, gardening, animal care, preserving food and cooking. I am a herbalist and a chef, and my husband is a carpenter and man of many skills. We live quite rurally, but there are lots of outdoor activities to enjoy on days off, plus, we have a lakefront home with our very own beach to share with you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I think its nice for people coming from a busy city life, to see how quiet the world can be.

  • Help


    Gardening, wildcrafting, landscaping, building, animal care. Learning anything we are doing at the moment. Glass art, web help, childcare, woodworking. Cooking. Preserving.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We live on 100 acres right on the shore of kootenay lake. There is a lovely cabin to stay in when there are no visitors, and a camper, and beautiful tent pads for warmer weather. It's like camping at home. Except we have internet,electricity and running water!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very rural but there is great community support and if you have a vehicle there are many activities such as hiking, swimming, all outdoor sports. The city of Nelson 90 minutes away is a Mecca for artists and musicians and is a lovely place to visit on days off. Or Kaslo 45 minutes away is a quaint town.

  • 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

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 847854941226