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We are a family of 4 who live on an 80 acre ranch in Golden BC.
Each year we grow our own fruit and vegetables, raise our own pigs and chickens and continue to work on our building projects.
We are currently building a beautiful, bespoke, timber framed workshop and home as well as a log cabin.
We run our own saw mill and use timber from our own land, or locally sourced timber when necessary. Our preference is to do as much as we can ourselves, and use traditional methods to create long lasting beautiful buildings.
We need help! We are looking for people who either have building skills and experience or people who have less experience but have enthusiasm and a thirst to learn! James is passionate about woodworking and we have been told he is a great teacher!
Our approach would be described as relaxed and wanting to get the most out of the beautiful area in which we live whilst moving our project forward.
Our 80 acre ranch is set against crown land (so we have many wildlife visitors) with stunning views out over the mountains and world class hiking from the doorstep!
It is truly a magnificent place to spend time. In our spare time we love to hike, bike, hang out at the river, have camp fires and generally make the most of the outdoors.
Please note we do not currently have horses.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Aside from learning about and contributing to our building project, you will have opportunities to take part in a huge number of outdoor activities. We love to hike, run, mountain bike, kayak and lake swim! James is always enthusiastic to share his knowledge of local treasures!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We primarily need help with our building projects. This will involve all aspects of building from turning trees into usable timber with the saw mill, to woodworking and finishing touches. We may also need help with looking after animals and probably lots of other opportunities too!
We are looking for people who either have skills in these areas or who are enthusiastic to learn.
You will be provided with your own accommodation in a large fifth wheel trailer or in a room in our home if the trailer is occupied. Accommodation will be very comfortable and you will be well looked after and treated as part of our family.
We provide all meals (including days off) and generally eat together as a family.
There is a great deal to do in the local area including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, paragliding, white water rafting, kayaking, the list is endless. Let us know what you enjoy and we will help you have fun!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have Starlink and so a fast and reliable internet connection. We are happy to discuss how our needs can sit comfortably alongside each other so that we are all getting the best out of the situation!
We can accommodate a camper an if you prefer to stay in your own place!
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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