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WE GIVE PRIORITY TO THOSE WITH BUILDING SKILLS
Hi! We are a small group starting an eco community on 165 acres on a pristine mountain vale in southern BC. Our focus is on creating a replicable permaculture orchard & farm as well as offering nurturing earth based healing experiences. We are focusing on developing our permaculture orchard, market garden, farm with animals (goats, chickens & bees so far), and natural home buildings.
Currently we have here Cea (54), Ricky (56), isaiah (21) Cea's son, Matao (19) Cea's son, Ashlyah (10) Ricky's daughter, Margaret (58) here part time and James (36). Soon to come are Jordan (25) James' partner, and Brooklyn (11) James' daughter.
Ricky and Ashlyah have done about a dozen workaway gigs across eastern and western europe, and turkey. We do our best to pay attention to your needs and we are ready to welcome you with open arms.
When you come you will be welcomed by the eco community group and will share in our community meals, mostly outdoors under our pergola. We are building this community from the ground up. We already have an artisan agri building with a common kitchen and hang out area with games, musical instruments, turkish daybeds with cushions & throws. We have cell service and some wifi access.
We also have an outdoor kitchen, screened tent for massage or energywork exchanges, a fire circle gathering area, a slackline and hammock plantation in the trees (on hot afternoons we siesta there after lunch). We have 165 acres of beautiful nature surrounding us so much opportunity for hiking, forest bathing and contemplation. There is a camping area (bring your tent and camping gear or stay in our tents) in the trees or meadow by creek, an outdoor tub in aspen grove, and a showerhouse with a changeroom & sink. Mostly open air and glorious! we are currently building a workaway dorm wall tent with woodstove and sitting area. it will be done very soon.
Our expectation is that those who feel drawn to be a part of creating this eco community is that they will be involved in the projects and social life going on, although may use personal time as desired.
We have a stretch/ yoga, quigong or short mindfulness meditation every morning and then a quick check in circle and make a work plan for the day. You may join in with whatever project most suits or interests you. Work projects range from gardening in market garden, building a root cellar, building a greenhouse, building fences, feeding goats and chickens, cooking and meal prep & clean up, general maintenance rocket stove building, and helping to build earthbag and cob houses.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
You may experience deep peace and tranquility surrounded by lush nature, as well as a sense of community life, authentic support and new friendships. You will have the opportunity to learn about organic gardening and orchard-ing, mushroom growing, permaculture design, farm animal care (milking, egg gathering & honey extraction), wildcrafting, natural building, rocket stove building and eco community life. We also host workshops, ceremonies and special events such as talent shares, music and dance nights.
When you come you will be welcomed by the eco community group and will share in our community meals. We are building this community from the ground up and have already established and orchard, market garden, common indoor hang out area and kitchen, shop, and many outside amenties.
Our expectation is that those who feel drawn to be a part of creating this eco community is that they will be involved in the projects and social life going on, although may use personal time as desired. We have a stretch/ yoga, quigong or short mindfulness meditation every morning and then a quick check in circle and make a work plan for the day. You may join in with whatever project most suits or interests you. Work projects range from gardening in market garden, building a root cellar, building a greenhouse, building fences, feeding goats and chickens, gathering eggs & possibly milking (if interested), check on and help with bees, poss. honey extraction, mushroom harvesting, wildcrafting, haying with scythe, meal prep, cooking & clean up, general maintenance and helping to build earthbag and cob houses.
We use non-violent communication (NVC) as a way of maintaining good communication and relations as well as addressing any concerns in a safe and friendly way, and expect visitors to be self responsible (checking in with self and asking for what you need, lookiing after self in a healthy way, to ensure you are able to be your best self while here). We want everyone to enjoy their experience here!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
accommodation is either in a couple of separated rooms in common building or camping. depending on weather and how many workawayers we have. we are currently working on a workaway dorm wall tent with woodstove.
lots of opportunity for exploring the land here. rides to town may be available at certain times. having your own transport is ideal but not required.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a wifi booster that works well better with some providers. We have limited video connectivity. Zoom works some days and not so well other days. Phone calling and email, FB, Instagram pretty much always available. in the fall we will have a new internet satellite provider and will have all the internet we need.
This host can provide space for campervans.
Possibly, it depends upon the compatibility of the pet with our pets and farm animals.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week plus 1 hour per day of shared household chores
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