Experience sustainable Life on the water in Porpoise Bay, BC, Canada



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  • Description


    We have a 75'x10' floating dock in Porpoise Bay, Sechelt British Columbia with 3 sailboats 25- 31ft, 1 trawler 35ft, 16ft runabout for shore and fishing excursions, 16' hobiecat and a 28' retired Bayliner being set up for workshop, sauna, shower room etc. 500m from runabout moorage and parking at pub, floatplane dock, showers, marine store etc. We also have unlimited wifi you can tap into for emailing, texting etc.

    Porpoise Bay is the best protected waterway on the BC Sunshine Coast - it is perfect for scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, fishing, crabbing - all things to have fun on thr ocean.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sustainable Life on the water. Boat and dock management, maintenance and operations. Fishing, Crabbing, Sailboat and Hobiecat Sailing, Scuba Diving. Most things ocean and boat-dwelling related.

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    Seeking individuals who are skilled, or are willing to learn boat and marine maintenance, hull and deck painting, brightwork (wood and hardware sanding, polishing, varnishing)... but also carpentry, marine electrical, mechanics, etc. Scuba diving skills a bonus. We are requiring 12v rewiring on some boats, install of wood heaters in others, repaneling of vberth in a pleasure trawler, epoxy work and painting on decks, above as well as underwater cleaning of hulls and general maintenance of all boats.

    Often times we travel to visit and do charity work for elderly friends with Very Large vessels ie. Out to Pender Harbour ( 45 min drive) to stay on a 72' ketch called The Graybeard, built in 1972 and which was a world reknown racing sailboat that needs upkeep such as deck painting, hull cleaning, interior refinishing, sails measuring over 5000 sqft needing hoisting and cleaning, etc..lotsa fun!

    Also seeking innovation and skills for building DIY desalination system, hydroponics/ aquaponics, hot water heating systems, etc.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    31 ft Evitt Sailboat 6' headroom. New apolostry, teak woodwork throughout, inverter for 110volt electical requirements, 3 burner propane stove, new freshwater pump. sleeps 2 in Vberth, 1in salon. Stays tied to the dock, unless supervised for day sailing excursions - we have great days in the bay with good wind for exciting sailing!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Sechelt's population increases to apprx 12,000 in summer months. 3 gas stations, two grocery stores with many farmers markets for 10-mile fresh produce and meats. Quaint and friendly people all around. Lots of forested mountains surrounding the entire area for hiking, biking, mushroom harvesting, and exploration. Lots of boating and boaters.
    Learn what it takes to live off the grid and the ease of life and soul as a result.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours with 2 days off

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