Our Pack (an older couple with some rather large rambunctious dogs) is currently in the midst of several renovation projects (husband a cabinet maker/wood sculptor/log home builder) on fifteen forested acres with a log home and portable sawmill.
Our location is amazing in that, though the property feels like living in the forest, it is located 10 kilometers away from the great small town of Invermere BC and numerous golf courses, hot springs, hiking trails and lakes. In the winter there are two ski hills, skating lake and skinny ski opportunities as well. The Banff/Lake Louise Alberta area is approximately a two hour drive away with more fantastic activities. The city of Calgary offers lots of urban activities as well three hours from us.
We are also interested and open to discussing longer term stays. As public transportation doesn’t reach us, best to have your own transportation. If you are arriving from afar and will be looking for a vehicle for your stay; we do have an old four wheel drive diesel manual pickup truck we use around the property that is certainly available for occasional use, however, its not everyone's cup of tea! Solid, ok for short runs into town but a bit of a rough ride for longer trips.
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An interest in learning new skills or honing existing ones with respect to a rural renovation. A desire to learn and share knowledge regarding doing any kind of home renovation, landscaping and also working with different types of wood, carving and woodworking. We also have a back country basic cabin (no electricity, no running water, no internet or cell phone service) about half an hour away available for a getaway for a real wilderness experience with amazing hiking and gorgeous vistas! And balancing that with a love of the outdoors, and meeting new typically Canadian EH! folks would make this a great stay.
We are happy to share our love of the valley and surrounding areas, as well as our family/friends and their wealth of knowledge and experience, on activities and places of interest for our helpers.
The property needs brush clearing, mowing and landscape love. The wooden decks and the carport need replacing, exteriors all need work – a typical reno to an older home which “grows” projects with each step; some painting, staining, basic carpentry etc. We are also working on another small house nearby for family members which requires a new fence, interior and exterior work. We dream of time to put in a small garden (gardening wisdom welcome) though the local markets are so close and produce amazing! We have a portable sawmill for milling our own logs from our property so someone who would love to add this skill and learn along with us would be great. If one has experience with handyman type tools and chainsaws that would be extremely helpful,
Helping out with the dogs (Newfoundland/Great Pyrenees mixes not yet two years old and one senior malamute); walks, grooming, play yard maintenance, occasional dog sitting available.
We are asking for 24 hours per week with a flexible schedule.
Accommodation is a private suite located above the shop 100 ft from the main house. It has a kitchen, bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with queen bed, linens and dishes all supplied, satellite TV, and deck with small BBQ. Cute little wood burning stove. Laundry facilities available in the main house. As with the entire property, it could use some work as well but is quite comfortable. Lunch/dinner supplied on work days, helpers responsible for making their own breakfasts, lunch and dinners on days off (food supplied locally sourced as much as possible), weekly gathering at the main house on Fridays with friends/family welcome.
We work hard and are pretty chill. Low key lifestyle, generally early evenings. We try to be very respectful of other folks space and hope for the same. Prior to our return to Canada we hosted many work exchange individuals (often found through word of mouth) a positive experience with new found friends and family along the way. We are hoping that Workaway will help us with the same now we are home. We have both been fully vaxed with respect to Covid.
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We now have separate solid satellite internet in the suite with wifi or ethernet direct access.
Easily accommodate most sizes
24 hours weekly, fluid schedule to be discussed