Need help for our off-grid homestead at the head of the Kootenay Lake, British Colombia, Canada



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

  • Descripción


    We are a family of three (Bob, Jane and baby Yili) living in a rural community, Argenta, situated in the beautiful north end of Kootenay Lake or Purcell Mountain range. We have a 2-acre property. Our log house is off-grid but with a small micro-hydro system. We are in the process of setting up solar system.

    Our homestead is right in the heart of the wilderness. It's a 10 min hike-in from the road to our house. We started a large organic garden and a green house in 2012, which grows so much food for us. We have 2 milking goats and about 20 egg-laying ducks. Jane makes yogurts and cheese from the goat milk.

    Jane used to work as a wildlife biologist before becoming a stay-at-home mom. At her spare time, she does felted paintings. She also makes amazing raw chocolates. In 2014, she started an outdoor environmental education program for the local children. Bob currently works as an operational manager for a local internet provider in Kaslo, otherwise he works on our homestead a lot. Baby Yili was born in October 2012, and is our current certifier of being organice.

    There are tons of opportunities to hike in the alpine, canoeing, go fishing in Kootenay lake, ski-touring in the winter, and mingling (playing music, some sports) with our amazing community.

    This year, work includes gardening, taking care of animals (you will learn to milk goats only if you wish to), building an addition to our current house, re-fencing, creating terraces for an orchard, fixing the root cellar, collecting firewood, fire-proving the surrounding forests, and maybe a wood heated hot-tub project. In the fall, Jane does a lot of food preserving, fruit and tomato sauces, sauerkraut and kimchi. Playing and discovering the world with Yili is another "work" if you like kids.

    We would love to share our simple, peaceful, yet busy life with wonderful friends from all over the world.

    Update: We are welcome helpers from February on!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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  • Ayuda


    We really appreciate hard working qualities. It is okay if you are not familiar with certain tasks. But it is important that you are eager to learn, enjoy what you are doing, and work hard. I don't appreciated volunteers who comes to our homestead just to have cheaper travel cost, and always looking forward to the break time.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Chino (mandarín): Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    We recently fixed up our helpers' cabin. It has its own very simple kitchen and outhouse. The inside is also very cozy with my touch of art work and fabric hanging. We built shelves and counters. However it is still too cold to stay from November to mid-March. We do have an extra large room with a queen size bed in our house.

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    We are good hosts. We provide all organic food. We take volunteers on camping/hiking trips (not always, depending on the season).

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    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 435581763396