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We need help in the veggie and herb gardens in general, and continue our search for a permanent or long term coffee roasting apprentice (long term with profit sharing)! We need someone starting in the fall and through the winter. It’s a fantastic, paid opportunity for someone who’s working on creative projects, writing, studying, or who just wants to live surrounded by nature.
Come experience off-grid living on the edge of wilderness! Join us on our diverse organic, off-grid homestead on a previously neglected meadow, which we are transforming into an oasis. Help us plant trees and shrubs, put up or fix fences, move and sift compost piles, start new gardens and plant and maintain existing ones. We grow organic food and herbs, for ourselves, trade and in some years for market with the extras. We have a small yet successful home-based medicinal herbal products business and grow and wild-harvest the vast majority of our medicinal herbs, as well as culinary herbs for the table. In addition, we also run a micro coffee roasting company, possibly the only off grid roaster for many miles. All the freshly roasted organic coffee (and herbal teas!) you can drink, always available! Please inquire asap if you are interested in the coffee roasting apprenticeship.
We live off the grid and so you will learn about responsible, sustainable, independent power & water systems. Our drinking and irrigation water originate from the mountains behind us, and is the freshest and cleanest water one can have. Tasks for you to help with include (this is an incomplete list): soil/compost building; fencing; gardening (planting, weeding, thinning, watering and harvesting); food preservation in season (drying, canning, freezing); dog walks and care; orchard help; fire protection, and probably plenty of other things we can't think of at this time! The larger community we share this paradise with is located 45 minutes outside of Lillooet, in a hot, semi-arid ecosystem. Our community is described as a very social, alternatively-minded, loosely intentional group of friends, where playing music (much of it home-grown) and having potlucks of the most delicious variety of lovingly grown food are favourite pastimes. Also for your enjoyment and leisure is hiking or visiting local lakes and rivers for swimming or just dangling your feet in to cool off on a hot summer afternoon. On your time off, you are welcome to find a quiet spot to read, rest, contemplate, meditate, dance, do yoga, play music, do art, go for a hike, etc. There is no shortage of outdoor space as we live on 190 acres on the edge of wilderness.
Your accommodations are your own while you are here and your privacy will be respected. There is no cell service or radio or city lights...the stars are incredible, so is the moon! Wifi is available and is fast enough for most people's needs.
Accommodations are very comfortable, and include a separate, beautifully built sleeping cabin and/or a travel/camping trailer; private enough yet within the dinner bell range! For facilities, there is a comfortable outhouse with a great view, and we have an indoor toilet when you're in the main house that uses a vermiculture composting system. You can bathe in our house shower or claw foot bathtub, or in the solar shower in the garden in summer. You can do laundry in the house. Until the kitchenette addition on the cabin is finished, we will share meals together, eating organically raised meat, while also accommodating vegetarians. Having breakfast on your own is an option, we'll happily supply the food. Otherwise, we ask volunteers to come in after 8:30 am so we can have quiet/family time before hand, and similarly, we would like to have quiet/family time after 9 pm ish, unless we end up playing a game together, or are deep in conversation with you!
We ask for an average of 4-5 hours a day of your time, 5 days a week, depending on The List. We also ask for your participation in the kitchen, including doing dishes, sweeping the floor, and cooking a meal once a week or more if cooking appeals to you (and cooks don't do dishes!). We speak English and some rusty French and understand a bit of German.
YOUR OWN HEALTH INSURANCE IS REQUIRED FOR YOU TO VOLUNTEER HERE. Please respect this. Contact us by email preferably (see under: Contact). We strive to answer all email inquiries as soon as possible, and appreciate you telling us as much as possible about yourself: what is your interest or desire in coming to our place in particular; what do you want to get out of the experience; what is your experience if any; when are you available and for how long; do you have any allergies or mental / physical health concerns that we need to know of (hospital is 45 minutes away); and any other interesting or pertinent information to help us get to know each other! A trial period of a week is asked for, to make sure we can live and work together - we like to welcome volunteers as part of our family, even if it's only for a few weeks. WE PREFER A MINIMUM STAY OF 2 WEEKS if you have your own transportation, longer if you don't! The coffee roasting apprenticeship is long term. Thanks for checking us out, and special thanks to all the volunteers we've been blessed to have hosted over the years!
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreAide avec des éco-projetsJardinageBricolage et constructionS’occuper des animauxAide dans une fermeCuisine/repas pour la familleAide à la maisonEntretien généralAide informatique/internet
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
We have hosted almost 100 different people from all over the world, and love sharing stories of each other's cultures, backgrounds and interests. We especially love listening to our volunteers describing their home town, home life, culture and lifestyle, thus learning about other places without going there in person (but would love to travel more, in the future). There is also a rich and active First Nations culture locally, since they are the original inhabitants and people of this land; we strive to respect this heritage, and have participated in many First Nations cultural events. In our own valley, there is a local, self made culture as well, making and playing folk music together, as well as making and sharing food, and stories! This self made culture, the lived experience, is something that is deeply rooted in our community, and there are endless colourful stories originating in bioregional, ecological and pragmatic philosophy.
L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum
Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.
L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.
We strive to make communication as clear and open as possible, and hope our volunteers do the same. That way, hopefully everyone is doing what they enjoy and have agreed to do. We prefer to host people who are willing to live less with their handheld phone or personal computer at their fingertips, and who enjoy communicating one on one, having good conversations about community, herbs and health, food, ecology, permaculture, child rearing, education, society, culture, alternative lifestyles, philosophy, or just about you or your favourite novel! We are working a lot off the farm, so if you like being alone, helping in a very low stress situation, but love the company of dogs and a cat this is the place for you! Don't worry, we will teach and guide you as much as we can and won't expect you to know how to do everything or anything for that matter.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.
A beautiful cabin will be your home, complete with wifi! There is also cozy camper trailer OR tenting close by or a nice distance away = space we have lots of! An outhouse with a great view is available, and when in our home, the use of our bathroom with toilet, shower, bath, sink and laundry, is available as well. A solar shower exists during the warmer weather.
Make sure you are ok with being away from the city, in a semi-wilderness valley with most of the comforts of a regular home and that you can live without cell service though it works ok over wifi. TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE IS A MUST AND WILL BE ASKED FOR - please respect this.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads
We have satellite internet, and wifi reaches the cabin, sometimes the camper, and is definitely available on our porch and surrounding yard if you need it. It's not super fast, but it's not super slow either! Right now, we have 3 phones on, music streaming and our computer all online, working well!
Espace pour garer des vans
We can accommodate fairly large campervans, but the longest 5 wheels may have trouble on one of the switchbacks. We can plug one in if need be.
Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux
maybe? our newest dog (a stray/rescue) has issues with resource guarding and has shown some aggression towards new dogs but doesn't bite or fight, more bark than bite. So we're not sure if we should have other dogs here at this time, unless you're a dog trainer!
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Nombre d'heures attendues
25 hours maximum
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Exactitude du profil:
Much of our time at this workaway was unsupervised as the family had various trips planned, which meant that we were free to manage our own time.
It's a beautiful environment in which to work
The whole familie has their heart on the right place and welcomed us with open arms. We played some fun games, and got jamie addicted to one we brought with us. (Dobble/Spot it) He's a smart little fella and beated us already after playing a couple of rounds.