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All Year: yes
Area (ha): 2 acres
Persons: 1(2 if travel mates)
Category: Other
Host ID: 39638
Region: BC, Northern

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Last Updated: July 26, 2019

help me murder slugs. salt them, burn them, take them to the neighbours, i don't care, i just don't want them in my garden.
i'm a poet, a freak and a f*???????????$nut along with being a fine woodworker and carpenter. and did I say f$%@nut? I have while i'm alive an amazing piece of rural property on the Sangan river in northern Haida Gwaii, 100 meters from Naikoon provincial park. I have the beginnings of an garden nestled amongst some old growth cedars, and oh let me tell you there of is always tons to do on it. lots of general landscaping and forest-sculpting. I also always have some sort of building project on the go which of course could always use some helping hands too. if you like to sweat or stay busy i will come up with something.

I am a self employed tradesperson (if you would like to see my creations [ it's a really big part of who i am], and because i can't insert a link directly to my website, you're either going to have to be an internet sleuth and search{you know my name, you know my town, you know my profession}, or ask me for it and i will send the link to you via a personal message). I am self employed because i don't like the ability to have flexible hours, but because i do need to make money that means i sometimes am not home when you are.

and so why am i a helpx host? well, life's been good for me(i say that on all of the good days and yet still know it on the bad), and i have met many people through the years on travels of my own, people who provided good space and good experience, and now I'm at the point I can offer a way for others too to travel cheaply and integrally, fostering the opportunity for all parties involved to benefit. There's always gardening things to do, some building projects perhaps, landscaping, burn piles, wood gathering etc etc.... ie ie. I don't have a resort here folks, there's some hard work sometimes, it's the bush, but alas, there is a hammock .

in the end i'll admit, i also like the feeling of getting stuff done that i always don't have the time for myself, which is the benefit i get from this work trade thing. it should be a great give/take relationship when it works. but sometimes it doesn't, and so i'm about to mention some things that i have discovered don't work for me, the golly gee gosh darn cracker jack part that i feel just needs to be said. my polite go aways I suppose. I said already that i appreciate good communication. My time is valuable, it disappears so fast, and I like that to be respected and am only saying all this because it seems like I have to. I'm hinting at you regular no shows out there who say you're coming on a certain date and time but don't and then I never hear from you again, you folk whom i contact the day before you're supposed to get here to check in, and then hear that you're not coming. how many times i've heard people say that their car broke down three weeks ago and they're still in another province and somehow just didn't feel like calling, or that plans changed and went somewhere else, or that they didn't realize there is a ferry to get here and that you don't want to pay for it. you eat poo. if i had a pet monkey i'd let it throw poo at you. seriously, how hard is it to spend two minutes to call or send a message when life isn't working out? or check to see where the hell it is that you've decided to come ie haida gwaii is remote folks. i am not a high output operation, i don't take many people, mostly just one at a time, two if a couple. Also it shows respect for your fellow travelers who I have to turn away for what was/is your word. go ahead please, do send out as many emails to as many hosts as you want, i really don't care about that, go shop around, just don't commit to a time period and then flake out on me please. If ever you want to just ask me for my phone number and i'll gladly provide it so we can have a good old fashioned chat (not text message) before hand. Either my non-manly crackly hick accented voice will push you over the fence or invite you to climb down and have a beer. I like wheat ales btw. those flemish folks over in belgium sure know how to make beer i gotta say.

my place I should also say is not designed for one night drop by's, but for people who want to get a sense of community and place and the people who live there, and why they live here. if you want someplace for a night or two try couch surfing, or camping. send an email and i might even take the time when its raining to tell you of a few spots if this is your plan. i do like longer term stays but don't expect a commitment over a week or a week and a half or so, as i know that either of us may just not 'feel it'. that just happens sometimes, i get it, but you'd be amazed of what you can accomplish when you're willing to vocalize your needs. Life only works when you're willing to make it work.

and who knows, if ya like it here I don't mind folks staying for a month. I certainly don't get many applicants with a profile as long winded as this one I know, but that's kind of on purpose if you at all can understand where i'm coming from. what is that old proverb, something like, 'it's about quality, not quantity'? it certainly wasn't a poo throwing monkey who first said that.

one thing you'll learn about around here is more about yourself. I really don't do so good with small talk, so be prepared to leave it at the door. it's a remote style bush life, so you're going to learn how to eat with dirty hands and learn that working in the rain is often better done without rain gear. some may think that such things aren't culture, and if that's you then all I have to say is you haven't tried to live in a situation where the only thing that matters is the culture of survival. yes, i'm being dramatic. think tinsel in my toes and mascara on my long sexy eyelashes. yeah, your going to be jealous of my eyelases. and my dear god please don't worry about being an oddball either. generally most people who come travelling through here are. it seems yer all looking for something, (aren't we all,) so don't worry if you're at a spiritually destitute crossroads in your life, needing to find the edge of the world(that's what we call it here) where you want to contemplate the the option of jumping off(only implying the cliff of decisions). all i ask is that you not be a god dammed thief or a jabba the hut slob, cuz then there's going to be big problems between you and I. and I'll tell ya, the dog is not going to like that either. i'm not saying i'm going to crucify your problems like I do mine, but I may just ask some questions that even your mother won't. maybe.

accommodation. well, there's a rustic 'mushroom shack' . yes, wild mushroom pickers will know what i mean. it's got a wood stove. running water and hydro, set in the forest, and until i had the bus it's where I spent a few of my summers. such a great time, but definitely for the late spring to early fall months. I also have a small Dutchman travel camper trailer which provides a self contained area especially when it's colder. it too has running water and cooking facilities and heat.

or you can bring your tent in the summer or camper can and use either space as a bunker. if you're one of those unique individuals who likes to sleep in a coffin, please provide your own coffin. i'm not saying this is a fangbanger drive-in, and to come in the hordes, i'm just saying i'll try to be accommodating and that if you tell me not to ask a few questions i won't. i WILL NOT entice you to talk about your chakras, but will allow you the time and space to explore them. This is to say that your living area cannot be seen from my area. Different parts of the forest kids.

other tidbits- 5 minute walk from the beach, where there is surfing and clamming and crabbing. have bikes, canoe, kayaks. also fishing rods for the river that runs through the back yard. have a few extra wetsuits and gear for surfing, but you'd have to be around my size.
I Also have a great Blue Heeler pup named Heidi.
And as I said dear god, don't be too normal. Don't expect normal. i really don't like normal nice fit in the box boring and vapid cesspools for souls. i'm not saying i'm an old soul, or even a special one, it's just that i like to be around people who i know are trying to be their own individuals. Take a good ribbing, give a good ribbing. Let's cook together, let's do the dishes together, you're not my babysitter and i'm bloody well not yours. I do not keep crystal meth on premise and in fact I have never even seen crystal meth. So don't bring any. That said, though i am not much of a toker myself, I don't have any qualms with people who partake in the green. within reason of course

And also you may want to know that I am certainly not transphobic or homophobic or anything else like that.

and yes of course I can be accommodating with some people's dietary needs, but the raw food religious vegan celiac on a Paleiadian galactic prana cleanse can bring their own sprouted kosher space food please. I like seafood and any other thing i can collect and kill(shoot, dig, trap, scoop, grab, and strangle) myself. you will a few times a week see some protein on my plate, but it's your choice whether it goes on yours. if that means you need to cook your own meal that night so be it.

if you think most of this profile is all 'serious', i think it could be said that we share different senses of humor. poo eater. but it could be good for ya. and vice versa. I personally like a little challenge. for instance I never thought I would have said this, but flowers are awesome, and just as important to have in the garden as food. now i love them.

my last notes: you really should have a peek at my website, as things may really start to make sense.... and if you want to watch a moron who needs a hair cut youtube 'mofo turkey cutting 101' maybe one day the accent will stick.

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