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Eco Village Shawnigan Lake, Canada

4.5
3 reviews3

Stay for free to be one of O.U.R. Hospitality and Greeting Ambassadors!


Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

40h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Support
Support
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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance
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The Experience

On an extraordinary 25 acres in beautiful British Columbia, O.U.R. Ecovillage began operations in 1999 with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, and ecological well-being. With thousands of visitors a year, from system engineers and scientists, to school field trips from elementary, junior high schools, to university interns and parents, teachers and world travelers, you will see magic here! :)

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Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
4 weeks

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  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

3 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Eco Village

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

France

5

This is such a good place to learn and share with beautiful people.

May/12/2018

Brazil

5

It as an amazing experience! In the little time I was there I learned so much, challenged myself, got out of confort zones and made wonderful friends. The residents at O.U.R. Ecovillage are all very welcoming and great teachers. There is a strong sense of community and helping each other which is beautiful. I am extremely grateful for all.

Feb/28/2018

Mexico

4


It is an incredible organization, with a great commitment to our planet and our society. Each member of OUR Ecovillage was super attentive. The activities are simple although there is a lack of accompaniment from those who already know what must be done in order to be much more efficient in the collaboration with the organization. The landscapes are beautiful and you breathe a tranquility that in few places exists. Super recommended!

Nov/13/2017

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Response Rate
This host usually answers to 70% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 5 days
2 published videos
This host has 2 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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