Help with construction on the farm, in the breathtaking view of Silverton, British Columbia, Canada



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

  • Descripción


    Couple living on 34 acres of forest and pasture on a mountainside overlooking Slocan Lake in southern British Columbia. Inhabitants also include chickens, ducks, a large farm dog, horse and donkeys and assortment of intruding wildlife such as bears, cougars, bobcats and deer. We're presently expanding pasture and overhauling secondary buildings from foundation to roof just as we've been doing for the past twenty years with no end in sight. Definitely not a new-agey or politically-correct homestead but the village a couple of miles away is cluttered with old hippies and people who want to improve us. We just like to keep it straight ahead, down to earth and easily enjoyable which the natural surroundings permit us to do.

    I work from home as a wildlife biologist and my husband does everything else with my expert advice and his limited talents and fluctuating levels of success. We don't run a commercial farm anymore because we did not want to die poor, bitter and tired, just tired.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de animales
    Práctica de idiomas

  • 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
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    If you're willing to do a minimum of manual labour in a beautiful mountain setting with easy access to a huge lake and a couple of friendly villages in British Columbia, the cultural exchange will be up to you, as will anything you care to learn.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Would appreciate help most especially with construction (renovating a small house, nothing Gothic), preparing new pasture and everything I don't want to remind myself has to be done this year. Also, if you know how to ride a horse, you could keep mine busy when I'm too busy. There's always something to do, most of which doesn't require a Nobel Prize. Construction skills would be an asset.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Alemán: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    Small cabin (approx, 8ft. x 16ft) with double-bed in a separate room and a small living area (see picture - little blue cabin with yellow window). Outhouse. Bathroom and running water in main house. Possibility of living in small house, with kitchen and bath, that is going to be renovated. Electricity, heat, internet and cell phone connection. Steam sauna on property.

    Full kitchen in main house plus outdoor, covered summer kitchen with barbecue.

    We don't care if you smoke, eat raw chicken or listen to Ornette Coleman (only with headphones, of course) as long as you don't howl when you pray and do not require breakfast in bed or a daily pedicure.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Silverton is a small community located on Slocan Lake. We are less than 1 hour from Nelson, the well-known heritage town. Nakusp and Ainsworth (approx 45 minutes drive from here) have hotsprings. Slocan Lake has fantastic beaches to camp, and the area is surrounded by national parks and hiking trails.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • 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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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 565519789736