Winter stay on an off grid cattle ranch, South Chilcotin Mt's, Canada



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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    Winter ranch stay November to March 2020

    Our Ranch is looking for a young energetic couple wanting to live the life style of rancher/homesteader. Ranch sitting From November 1st or earlier through to March 1st 2020 this lucky couple will learn how to manage cattle during the winter months and live a life off grid life. Located 30 mins west of Lillooet in the south Chilcotin mountains is a small valley called the Yalakom, where we have 40 head of 100% natural beef cattle on 375ac.

    This couple should have some basic skills like; Splitting & Stacking firewood, Gardening, Carpentry/Handyman, basic mechanical, able to drive manual 4x4 vehicle and be comfortable around farm animals. Owner will train you both of the daily operations. If your outdoorsy, hardworking, self-motivated, positive and looking for adventure please contact us.

    Bonus: If you’re a young couple looking for this type of lifestyle and can’t afford to buy your own ranch then this could be an opportunity of a lifetime. Over time this could turn out to be a full time paid position, living of the land, working and/or raising a family.

    Short term compensation for services include: Accommodations in a cozy 2-bedroom cabin, food, internet and utilities.

    There is lots to do during the winter, hot saunas, skating on the lake, snowshoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, back-country and XC skiing and warm fires in the evening.

    Please email me for more details.

    Yours truly,


  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will learn how off the grid ranches run and operate plus what it takes to be a cattle rancher.

  • Help


    Easy days during the winter, stoke the fire, feed the cats, feed the cattle and enjoy the day.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Couple will be provided with there own bedroom with queen bed in a cozy 1200sqft cabin over looking the lake.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off there are hundreds of trails, lakes and mountains to discover in the back country around the ranch. Excellent Hiking, Mountian biking, horseback riding (we do not have horses), swimming are at our door step. Our neighour has a local jam/singsong night every Tuesday, many musicians/people from around the area love to visit.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Ranch dog Fox, one happy camper!
Our 1st ever WorkAway crew, May 2017. Stefan, Kira, Elle, Wade, & Pat. One hard working crew!
winter is a beautiful time here on the ranch
Century old wagon left here by the 1907 homesteaders.
Main field looking west from the ridge above the cabins.

Host ref number: 927136846754