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Chilko
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Hmmm, I nearly missed this one–is it possible to change a subject? Or maybe start a new thread? This is in answer to the comment about wwoofers

We’ve lived off-grid for 25 years, in an isolated area in the interior of British Columbia. Built our house (just the two of us) from wood milled and logged from our own trees. The house building has been a long, slow process and (as anyone knows who has done it) is never really finished. Gardening in this total wilderness with long winters and cold nights also is a challenge. As we get older, these challenges get larger.

We discovered wwoofers several years ago, and what a difference it has made to what we can accomplish in the summer! We’ve had people from Japan, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, U.S., France, and other parts of Canada. We have them help us with specific projects for a few days, then let them play for a few days–after showing them what our immediate area has to offer. Since we like our privacy, we have them live in our log cabin (10 minutes’ walk away) and do their own breakfast, then provide the other meals. We’ve made some lasting friendships, as well. I highly recommend the organization.

And by the way, these wwoofers aren’t necessarily young people–it’s not that uncommon to come across wwoofers who are in their 40’s or 50’s.