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Come and help alongside us in our permaculture gardens and enjoy nature in Lund, British Columbia, Canada

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  2024 

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  • Description

    Description

    We live on 10 acres of forest land and have been creating a beautiful garden for vegetables, fruit trees, and plenty of plants for the pollinators in the midst of a forest of cedar, alder, pine, hemlock, and arbutus trees. We are interested in sharing our knowledge about the forest, growing and preserving food, building and cooking with solar cookers, propagating plants, seed-saving, and all things nature and wildlife. We live in a beautiful area full of hiking trails and we are just a walk away from the ocean for swimming and kayaking. You will be able to learn so much about plants and experience the peace and quiet of the forest. We would love to meet with people to teach us what they know and share the forest gardening experience. We grow all our own herbs both medicinal and culinary, and grow and harvest and preserve veggies and fruit from the gardens and trees. We grow many native plants and can share the ways the original peoples here used these plants. We live close to the Klah'ah'men community and are learning their ways with plants and nature. We are practicing a mostly plant-based diet, as much as possible from our gardens. We have studied permaculture and put those principles into practice here. We would like to work with you to create and learn new processes for how to live gently on the earth in harmony with nature as much as is possible. In short, we are very nature-based and would like to learn your ideas of the same to share this beautiful place on the earth.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Many possibilities to learn and visit- with local people who have farms and sell at the farmer's markets and with locals in our community who enjoy living here in the forest by the sea and who also enjoy the simple life with nature. Opportunities to learn about the marine environment and visit the local islands, visits with local musicians, artisans, fellow forest gardeners, visits to the local art center and gallery. Also meeting others who respect and practice a low-carbon lifestyle, living close to nature, and tour their systems and learn from them.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We would love to share knowledge of the land and receive help to plant, harvest, and cook with garden bounty. Carpentry skills would be helpful to assist on outbuildings and various homestead projects. Keeping the garden areas cleared from brush and working garden beds. Planting berry bushes and fruit trees. Building rock walls. Harvesting and preserving. Land maintenance. Composting. Tree pruning. All things forest gardening and permaculture projects. Our land is mostly forest and we would like help building trails and planting in the gardens. Harvesting produce would be a great help. Prepping and cooking meals and kitchen cleanup. Helping to keep the communal space neat, clean, and tidy. Various home maintenance and cleaning projects. Hauling and stacking firewood. Garden planting, weeding, and clean up. from our fridge, pantry, and freezer.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Débutant
    Haitian Creole: Débutant
    Italien: Débutant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have a comfortable, cozy little guest suite above our woodworking shop which has a small kitchen, bedroom, shower and bucket composting style toilet. We cook meals together in our kitchen at the main house during the week. On weekends you can load up on provisions for your weekend meals from our pantry, fridge, garden, and freezer! It is a short walk from the suite to the house so best bring a flashlight or headlamp. Our space can accommodate one Workawayer at a time instead of couples or families. Since our grandchildren are here in and out often, we feel it best not to accommodate travellers with pets at this time. We love pets and dogs and the grandchildren come here with their dog, but we feel better about not including animals who are not familiar with the kids and their dog and our cat.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are a very rural and relatively quiet, remote community of about 500 people all scattered out into the forest. Lund coordinates are 49.9817° N, 124.7591° W. We are 2 ferry rides north from Vancouver and 1 ferry ride east from Comox on Vancouver Island. So we are a small community with very little night life going on! In the summer Powell River holds a Blackberry Festival, and several international musical festivals. Lots of boating opportunities here although we ourselves do not own one. There is a daily water taxi over to Savary Island where there are sandy beaches and lovely 'warmer' water for swimming. From Powell River there is a ferry to Texada Island to explore. We are 35 minutes away from the town of Powell River where we do our shopping. Powell River is small, I think we have only 5 or 6 traffic lights! So really little night life there. We use the electric car to go to the stores, shop, and go to the weekend farmer's market. There is a bus 2 days a week from Lund to Powell River and back and you will be able to ride with us to town to sightsee and shop. The person who shares a visit with us would be a self-sufficient person with time to read or do hobbies, walk in the forest, and commune with nature. Access trail to the Sunshine Coast Trail is at our back door. We have a bike for guest use and the local swimming spot is close by. Lund has a hotel, marina, small store, bakery, community park, and 2 eateries within walking distance. The Tidal Art Center is within walking distance and offers gallery showings and various art workshops. You will be welcome to work on your own projects in the woodworking shop or art projects as you prefer.

    Travel from Vancouver International Airport (YVR): bus to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, walk on going to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, bus to Courtenay, transfer to bus to Comox ferry, walk on ferry to Powell River where we can pick you up at the Powell River ferry terminal.

    OR....after landing at Vancouver Airport, take free airport shuttle to the South Terminal and take Pacific Coastal flight into Powell River where we would pick you up at the Powell River airport.

    Also possible to fly in to Comox Airport on Vancouver Island, bus to the ferry, walk on, and we will pick you up in Powell River.

    If the Sunshine Coast Connector bus is running through Gibsons and Seschelt or if you can get a ride from Langdale Ferry to Earl Cove Ferry with a rideshare or your own vehicle, take the Horseshoe Bay Ferry to Langdale, bus (or drive) to Earl's Cove and ferry to Saltery Bay. Then take the Powell River City bus into Powell River where we would pick you up. This connector bus option is only available if a company decides to get the Sunshine Coast Connector bus going again. Lund is an hour drive north through Powell River from the Saltery Bay Ferry terminal.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We have satellite internet with decent speed and wifi access in our home but not in the suite. We do get occasional power outages so internet is down at those times unless you have your own data plan. Our data plan does not accommodate as much streaming as some people would like or need. Overuse on our data plan causes the whole system to slow. Our local bakery has free wifi. The cell tower service here in Lund is new and working really well so far! Plan to purchase a data plan to cover your stay so you can access internet in your suite. The local Telus cell tower is working well for your needs with your data plan.

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    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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