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Help me with landscaping and outdoor tasks in a remote, eco-minded community in Slocan Valley, BC, Canada

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  • Description


    I have been hosting Workaway guests since 2016, but this is an entirely new message, as husband recently passed away.........hence writing this as a single person...... no longer part of a "newly retired fun loving hard working couple"...... although same place, same land, same dreams.

    My project for the summer of 2022 is to plant a permaculture food forest on land I have enjoyed for many years now. The 2 A. piece sits on a bench above the Village of Silverton, in the Sloan Valley, West Kootenays in S.E British Columbia.

    Summer 2022 goal was a success. 2023 will see mushroom cultivation, with continued care of the new trees, plus fire mitigation type work.

    I am located midway between Vancouver and Calgary about 1 hour north of Nelson, and welcome visits from people wanting to experience a beautiful, remote, progressive, creative, eco-minded community.

    The land above Silverton houses a rustic cabin with electricity and cold running water, which I use as my studio, but I live lakeside in the Village of New Denver about 3 km north of Silverton.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    People in this region are friendly, very progressive, creative, community minded, and practise sustainability. Lifelong friends can be made here.

  • Aide


    Am a recent widow looking to host travellers seeking a pristine, mountain experience beside Slocan Lake of the West Kootenays, in the Rockies region of BC..... about 8 hours west of Vancouver , BC.

    I have a sweet heritage home beside Slocan Lake in the small village of New Denver as well as a 3 acre clearing of land on a bench above the village of Silverton. The two properties are about 3 km. apart.

    For the summer of 2022, I need help on the land which would include cutting slash, digging holes, planting food bearing trees, as well as other land work.

    My legacy is to leave behind a permaculture food forest.

    May also want to do fire mitigation type land clearing which involves branching trees, bucking dead wood, taking wood to slash piles for burning in either early spring or late fall, when fire risks are zero. I regularly use a chain saw and am very used to bush work. You can be too!

    You all may have heard that BC has experienced wildfires and many of us are doing our best at fire mitigation. To understand more about this, you can read about the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative at sifo.ca.

    Summertimes, I tend to work hard in the mornings when cooler; afternoons dedicated to paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, biking, hiking and so on.

    The area is rich with music festivals (Kaslo Jazz Festival, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, Starbelly Jam, Unity Festival, Shamballa) & local concerts, farmer's markets, art shows, hot springs, ghost towns which we attend as often as possible. As of winter 2022, all COVID restrictions are off. Fingers crossed.

    Winter is ski season. The backcountry is wild and powder perfect.

    I am also involved with a Japanese Garden run by dedicated volunteers in New Denver. I may need help with gardening chores in the Garden which was established by locals to honour the Japanese-Canadians interred here during World War II.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire
    Allemand: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    I have nice bedrooms in the house (New Denver), comfortable accommodations in an outdoor coachhouse, or sleeping arrangements in the cabin (above Silverton). You can also camp near the house or in the bush, if that experience is desired.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The easiest way to get to the Slocan Valley is to find a ride to Nakusp (from either Vernon or Revelstoke) or to Nelson and I can pick you up. I can easily pick you up in either Castlegar, Nelson, Kaslo, or Nakusp all near by towns/villages.

    "Kootenay Rideshare" is a web platform which facilitates rides between big cities like Vancouver or Calgary to the West Kootenays. This is cheapest way to travel.

    We also have offering a bus service from Calgary or Vancouver, landing in either Castlegar, Nelson or Kaslo from where I can pick you up.

    There is also a small airport in Castlegar with flights from YVR.

  • 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

    Have high speed internet service and plenty of quiet work space.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Vans can park on the 2 A clearing above Silverton, but should be off-grid. The New Denver home, is lakeside, has a massive yard which can also house campervans, and is closer to amenities.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Love dogs.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 311377552554

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