Building a permaculture farm-stead focused on hemp, animals, land restoration & freedom in BC, Canada



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    We are building a Permaculture homestead in the Rocky Mountains near Golden BC.  We started with bare land and have in the past 9 years built a functioning though still under construction farmstead. 

    We built an “Earthship” (rammed earth tire wall/hempcrete/off-grid home.)  Organic gardens & a small food forest orchard, chicken/duck coop, pigs in the woods, solar systems, wood-fired hot-tubs and a homemade hydraulic ram pump that supplies up to 4000L of water per day on nothing but head pressure and physics :). We put in (and are still working on) water systems and solar systems. We raise pigs in the woods (20+/year), free-range laying hens (70+) and ducks for pest control and food. 

    Our newest farm enterprise is high CBD hemp grown in greenhouses. We use Korean Natural Farming (KNF) techniques for fertilizers and pesticides based on fermentation and locally-harvested microbes. We also garden for ourselves and for winter storage. Betty is a chef and is always busy baking, fermenting, canning as well as cooking wonderful meals for us.  Betty also works off-farm at her Organic grocery store Eat Pure Mountain Market.  

    Our longer-term plans include sharing our land and building a permaculture micro-community focused on land restoration and freedom, common law, private societies. We are looking for motivated helping hands who wish to expand their knowledge of permaculture, homesteading and hemp!  We are looking for co-creators with skills with tools, horticulture or animals, knowledge of permaculture and willingness to get dirty, work hard, live minimally and have fun! If you are interested in a full-season internship or can commit to at least a 2 month stay please visit our website to fill out our internship application! Ask for the address.

    Daily Life/Chores

    Feeding/watering animals.
    Collecting/washing eggs.
    Walking Dogs.
    Preparing meals.
    Watering gardens, planting, pruning, harvesting.
    Freezing/drying/canning food for winter.
    Building projects.
    Land design, water systems, solar systems.
    And ....the art of Site organization!  

    There are 3 other groups in the area building EARTHSHIP homes that you can check out- we are all young, friendly and sharing ideas.

    Community kitchen
    Cob oven for pizzas! (Sunday is pizza night!)
    Propane fridges
    Organic gardens for food production, raspberries and a few fruit trees.
    Bonfire and biochar Pit
    Outdoor HOT shower
    Creekside wood-fired hot tub and orchard hot tub!!!
    Creekside dugout pool (is nice on the hot days)
    Campers or endless camping sites if you prefer setting up in your own zone
    Water, we have two amazing clean spring-fed creeks, a full-time spring and ponds.
    Internet is available but limited to certain hours and we are in cell service range.

    We have the equipment:

    Skid steer
    Dump truck
    4x4 truck
    16' tandem trailers
    Diesel generators
    Cement/mortar mixers

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️If you are a skilled laborer or emerging Permaculturist we would be happy to hand some creative and fun projects over to you to let your creativity free! Thanks for visiting our page and please get in touch if you are inspired by what we offer!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Travellers will be engaged in a wide variety of learning potential, including animal systems, gardening, natural buildings, gardening, hemp growing techniques, harvesting crops, preserving food, off-grid systems. We have a library of books for higher learning while on site.

  • Aide


    Mixing and applying cement, plasters, natural paints, hempcrete and cob.
    Building can and bottle walls.
    Building cement and hempcrete forms.
    Plumbing and Electrical work.
    Roof construction.
    Gardening, Canning
    Solar hot water systems
    Creative projects
    Hemp Production and Harvest
    Solar systems Installation and Maintenance
    Welding and cutting steel
    Equipment Maintenance
    Greenhouse Construction

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Travel Trailers & camping

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are located in the Columbia Valley that divides the Rocky Mountains from the Columbia Mountains. This is a beautiful place that gets a good mix of sun and precipitation. Many rivers and lakes in the area, including the majestic KinBasket Reservior that stretches 160kms. There are tons of hiking and biking trails, rivers and waterfalls nearby to check out on your days off and you can walk to the river to fish from our property. *You will benefit if you have a CAR to access all that this area has to offer.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Moterhome? Bus? No worries, we got space!

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 815572176311