Mountaineering, canyoning, permaculture, gardening, building and cooking experience in Abbotsford, Canada

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Canadá

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    Última atividade

    20/01/2022

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    Taxa de resposta

    97.4 %

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    Tempo médio de resposta:

    dentro 12 dias

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    Top Host
 
  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Hey There! I own a small property in Matsqui Village. It is small residential community that is part of the City of Abbotsford in beautiful British Columbia. The home is located one hour drive from Vancouver. I have a ton of energy and spend my time between kids & grandkids, work as a private investigator, volunteering with BC search and rescue and recreational pursuits which including trail running, back country ski touring, mountaineering, rock climbing and canyoning. I spend a lot of time looking after my home and steadily improving it. It is one of my goals to make it a unique centre / base for getting out on adventures for my family, friends and guests. I can offer travel advice / local knowledge for your own trail exploration, mountaineering, climbing and canyoning trips in addition to providing you with cozy accommodations and opportunity to cook together and enjoy great food. A charity project I am involved with and looking for help with is - establishing a non-profit society for recreational and professional canyoners in Canada.

    September 2021 update - My most recent workawayer recently headed back to her home country. Sad to see her go and had a great experience. I am back to my regular exercise routine of train running, hiking. Added a new tool for tracking healthy food intake and eating better. Actively training with local canyoning guides, canyoning missions and other adventures still on the plate. I am always looking to connect with Workawayer guests who may be a good fit here. My projects list at this time involves late summer gardening, fall food preservation, planning fall and winter garden plans, landscaping, building a "Hobbit Hole" style root cella, completing a major eco building project that consists of making new uses of previously used, recycled or reclaimed materials. I enjoy helping travellers discover great outdoor experiences through my network of connections in the local climbing, hiking, skiing and canyoning communities.

    I appreciate the assistance offered by my Workawayer guests and enjoy the social aspects of connecting. With COVID-19 dragging on there are still some limitations on entry to Canada and travel restrictions to protect public safety. It is good to see us slowly making a return to prepandemic life. I am a single dude and I live alone. There is room here for no more than two Workawayers at a time.

    I encourage each of you planning trips abroad to remain positive and find the good in front of you today at this moment.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    What is in it for you? It depends on who you are and your interests. There is tremendous potential here to grow things. if you like gardening this is your paradise. The raised gardens have potential to create a sustainable healthy food supply for not only you and I but others. If you like outdoor pursuits there is a library full of books on all things about adventures like rock climbing, hiking, scrambling, mountaineering and canyoning. I am happy to socialize and chat regularly and even train and/or travel together for some outside adventures. You may have access to use certain gear that will aid you in getting into various outdoor sports - i.e. climbing gear, mountain bikes, canoe, camping equipment. I would be interested in having some help with designing a website for a non-profit society being developed by a group of recreational canyoners called “Canadian Canyoning”. My role in this is working within the volunteer search and rescue community to help bring about better training for canyon rescues. this could be an enriching experience that would look good as experience on your resume - it will also be fun!

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    LATE SUMMER / FALL UPDATE
    I am looking for the right person to help with outdoor projects on my property including management of raised planting beds, setting up a chicken coop for laying chickens, fruit tree management, landscaping/yard works improvements projects that include helping to build a garage / workshop from two used 20 ft. shipping containers, 100 year old barn beams and other recycled building materials.

    Specific volunteer projects you can take part in outdoors/indoors:
    1. Help with a workshop using reclaimed lumber and shipping containers
    2. Sustainable year round garden maintenance and continuous improvement
    3. Contribute to shared culinary experiences- take turns together preparing meals
    4. General property maintenance, cleaning etc
    5. Lay decorative brick facade around the fireplace,
    6. Wood trim installs and painting,
    7. Repair of old worn and broken outdoor gear needing TLC,
    8. design curriculum for Canadian Canyoning Association courses
    9. design and set up a website for a non-profit society Canadian Canyoning Association.
    10. Repairs to a main level bedroom including new floor install and making access to a crawl space under the home.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Iniciante

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  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    My home is relatively small, and is aptly described as a combination of mountain cabin and hobbit hollow. This property It is not a suburban boiler plate "ticky tacky home". The accommodation options include:

    CURRENTLY UNAVAILBLE - Option #1 - a single bedroom in the main house that has a small closet and a single bed and one dresser. This will likely be under renovations - needs a new floor laid and paint. Also making a crawl space access hatch.

    Option #2 - a small 12 X 12 guest cabin with a wood deck and a comfy queen size bed, a book shelf and a wall of windows with a garden view. It is rustic and heated by one electric powered space heater. It has been used it in winter months for guests and it works for the hearty among you but it is not as warm and cozy as inside the main house.

    Option #3 - a pretty skookum two storey treehouse suitable for spring, summer and fall. It is not heated - can be used in the winter if you don't mind sleeping in warm sleeping bags kept dry by the roof and walls but in sub zero temperatures.

    The main house is shared by all regardless of which room option is selected as a private sleeping space. The main house has a single bathroom with a claw foot cast iron bathtub. There is no shower. The laundry room, living room, dining area and kitchen is are shared spaces. The kitchen is awesome! The natural wood counter tops and barn board cabinets makes add warmth and character to the space to make it feel like "Little House on the Prairie" or a rustic mountain cabin. A modern stainless steel natural gas range, fridge and dishwasher will inspire your inner professional chef.

    Vegetables and fruits are cultivated and grown on the property. Other groceries are purchased locally and meals are prepared and shared together in the main cabin.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Time off is yours. Mountain bikes are supplied so you can explore wherever. I can lend out a variety of gear so that you can go for a hike, camp, climb local crags or explore a local canyon. You will make new friends by hanging out with me, seeing some of the local coffee shops, craft brew pubs. it is a short trip to get to the Matsqui Village area of Abbotsford British Columbia by car, bus or two modes of rail transport ( Via Rail or West Coast Express). This makes it possible for you to catch a concert or other performance in Vancouver during your stay.

    The easiest way to get here from Vancouver or leave here for Vancouver is to take the West Coast Express commuter train that departs Mission City daily in the early morning from Monday to Friday and leaves Vancouver daily in the afternoon Monday to Friday. Google the schedule. If you haven't heard of "pop-a-ride" many Workwayers have reported it is a good way to find transport around BC. The public bus transportation is painfully slow from Vancouver with many transfers (expect it to take 4 to 5 hours if choosing this method). Via Rail has a nearby train stop that I don't mind picking folks up at or dropping them off to.

    I am sometimes able to drive Workaway guests places when it works out with my work schedule. I am happy to provide local tourism information and tips for adventures in the South Coast and Sea to Sky area. I may be able to make some introductions to other locals who share your interests. My daughter spent some time "Woofing" in Germany, Greece, and France and she loved it. Her stories of travels and friends made and experiences have made me interested in becoming a Workaway host. As a teenager I travelled to the USA, England, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. I love international travel and feel privileged to learn from other travellers. I am looking forward to meeting some great people through this experience, getting some willing hands to help me get ahead with some of my projects on the go and perhaps make some lifelong friends along the way!

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    I have a great internet service with wi-fi router. Speed is good. Work from your own room or outside on a stone patio on a sunny day. There is a printer and two scanners as well. if doing lots of printing - will have to negotiate a fair payment for ink usage.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    i have space for smaller camper vans but not a large motorhome.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    1

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    Horas previstas

    Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week maximum

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Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 321518712984