Passion Calling

Are you ready to answer?

We're an inspiring community of care rocking the sh!t outta our lives by sharing wholehearted ways of thriving together, and we're looking for some lovely peeps to join in the fun.

Welcome!

Seeking a Wholehearted Badass

(Work from Home and/or in Majestic Muskoka)


Wanna use your big heart & considerable talents to do things that matter, with people who give a sh!t?

Wegotchu.

We’re looking for peeps who're passionate & skilled at bringing to life their own great ideas & want to make a real difference in the world, cuz we’re shaking thangs up.

We're Different

Just as there are many ways to drink coffee, there are also many ways to work.

Back in the day, we had a choice between strong or weak coffee. Today, there are options from iced coffee, latte, and espresso to cappuccino, affogato and beyond. Each was invented to speak to varied drinker’s tastes. For some, a specific coffee is enjoyable while for others, it’s undrinkable.

Today’s working environments were similarly invented to speak to certain tastes. For some, they’re satisfying, while for others, they’re bitter & unpleasant. Either way, we have a choice!

We’re choosing an entirely different approach to work, one that’s refreshing & invigorating to those of us who’ve yearned for something more. We choose wholehearted ways of working that help us thrive, individually & together.

For example, we choose to be equal contributors. There are no managers, CXOs, juniors, subordinates, or superordinates (who dreams up these terms?!) Rather than command-and-control, we’re all about care-and-contribute. Everyone matters. We all have something to give. We choose to self-manage and in order to make that work, we hold responsibility like superheroes and we see, say & stick to our boundaries.

We expect a lot from each other - both personally & professionally - and if that challenge excites you, we’re gonna get along like peanut butter & jelly.

Who We Are

At the moment, we’re a small & mighty group of a dozen or so peeps who collectively run our wholehearted cottage rental business sprinkled across Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. We started off circa 2008, with a goal of sharing the joy of cottage time with everyone. We work at the cottages and/or remotely, depending on our passions & needs. Either way, we stay connected & make some great sh!t happen together.

We do the basics spectacularly, including booking folx into the cottages; preparing the cottages between guests; and keeping the cottages feeling & looking great. On top of that, we strive to nourish authentic connections, to stir heartfelt emotions, and to smash the Muskoka-is-only-for-the-rich sh!t.

Our plans for the future involve expanding our business adventures and continuing to grow our community of care, where we rock the sh!t outta our lives by sharing wholehearted ways of thriving together.

Who You Are

More than just co-workers who want a job, we’re looking for co-badasses who want a calling, and will bring peace, ease & joy to our community. We know that every person that joins will add to the music we make together, and we’re very clear what we need at this particular moment. (If we happen not to fit together just yet, worry not. We’ll be growing for years to come!)

We’ve found that to thrive in our unique community, there are certain characteristics that are essential. We’re gonna loooove working together, if you’re also:

  • A natural at holding responsibility - you feel enthusiastic taking initiative, doing what you say you’re going to do, and owning the outcome no matter what - even when it’s “not your job” (bleck); you thrive in environments where you get freedom of choice, autonomy & independence; you get sh!t done

  • Drawn to improving, evolving & growing - you’re quick to realise when things could be better & yer drawn to making it so - in all walks of life, including within yourself

  • Authentic, boundaried & kind - you’re comfy expressing your mind & heart with clarity & transparency; you love people, and working collaboratively together with peeps who may have different perspectives; you’re generous with your time, attention & care

  • Full of intrinsic optimism & perseverance - the glass is half full and you’re genuinely grateful for it; you thrive when faced with “red tape” and people who like saying no (double bleck); very little stands in your way when you’re confident in the direction we’re heading

  • Courageous - you effortlessly reach out to pick people’s brains for help & advice; you see feedback of any kind as a golden opportunity; you’re bad-ass about taking educated risks & thrilled to figure out new things

  • Diverse - you’ll bring variety of being, experience, thought, and/or heart to our wee world just by being you :)

  • Open - you’re open to doing things differently (cuz we’ve got that part down to a tee!)

We know the following characteristics aren’t everyone’s bag-o-tricks, and if they happen to be part of who you are, we’d be super chuffed:

  • Explorer & solver of puzzles - you love figuring things out using your unending curiosity & creativity; you’re inspired by a blank canvas & making something out of nothin’; you’re creative as hell

  • Instinctively “why?” oriented - you’re compelled to understand why something is being done before leaping into doing it; questions come easily to you & yer enthusiastic about answering ‘em too

  • A dreamer, grower & do’er - you’re compelled toward both big picture & details; you thrive on feeling, thinking & figuring sh!t out and also getting that great sh!t done, Done, DONE

What You Love

We’re gonna light up each other’s world if you’re also genuinely passionate about all of the following:

  • Cottages - you swoon at the thought of Canada’s favourite pastime, enjoying time together with loved ones at the cottage

  • Nature - you love all things natural and regularly feel yourself drawn outdoors

  • People - you genuinely enjoy the company of others, and have a knack for engaging from your heart; you love both talking with & listening to others

  • Meaning - your heart yearns for something more, a greater purpose, even in the everyday

  • Authentic connections - you sense a pull toward making deep connections with others; you love the idea of big talk over small talk

  • Being your best self - you’re a natural at self-awareness and love the challenge of being your favourite version of yourself every single day (and you’re a-okay when sometimes ya just can’t quite pull it off)

What You Need

We’re keen on creating a community of like-minded & like-hearted peeps. Although our financial prowess may be limited at the moment, we offer good pay and loads of other loveliness, including:

  • Loving our view - we self-select into working from home and/or working from the lakeside

  • Choosing our own adventures - in our day-to-day, we meet the high standards of our shared direction & make some great sh!t happen. Past that, rather than being limited by roles, ‘shoulds’ and ‘musts’, we self-select into doing work we’re passionate about

  • Surfing our waves - we all know what needs to be done & trust each other to do what matters. Past that, we strive to find our own best rhythm. Working parents, who need to be in & out at different times, make it work. Sunlovers, who enjoy mid-afternoon walks, find a way. (Basically, we treat each other like the gosh darn responsible adults that we are!)

Plus we’ve got oodles of other sweet dreams coming down the pipeline.

Stay tuned!

What We Need

We're actively hiring part-time for the following right now:


Wholehearted Cottage Rental Care (WFH, Muskoka)


We’re a caring community of peeps working toward wholeheartedly thriving together & making some great sh!t happen at our wee vacation rental cottages in Muskoka.


We’re fired up to find like-minded peeps, passionate about breaking out of traditional (aka crappy) ways of working and ready, willing & able to put in the hard work to wholeheartedly thrive with us.


We’re a self-managing, collaborating team who rock at taking care of our guests, the cottages, our business, and ourselves. We adore forging meaningful relationships, making genuine connections, and feeling enlivened.


We want to work together with folx we can trust, who treasure holding responsibility and have a deep sense of mutuality, so that it’s a cinch to meet the high standards of our shared direction. We’re keen for peeps who also delight in authenticity, transparency, making joy-filled choices & holding our own power.


We expect a lot from each other - both personally & professionally - and if that challenge excites you, we’re gonna get along like peanut butter & jelly.



Job Description

We do it all. Together. We care for our guests (aka fans) from first contact, all the way through to after their getaway. Whether we’re working from far away or at the lakeside, we warmly nurture the cottages between guests, doing upkeep & improving ‘em as we go. We relish in our flexible hours & share being on-call. We manage our financial prowess, including balancing our books, tending to our investments & expenses, and having uncomfortable conversations when we need to. We solve puzzles - improving, exploring, & creating new financial opportunities - and most matterfully, we wholeheartedly thrive together.



Qualifications

  • Ready, willing & able to wholeheartedly thrive together.

  • Passionate about cottaging, people & personal growth.

  • Deep understanding & natural affection for collaboration, mutuality & finding solutions.

  • Yearning for genuine autonomy and responsibility.

  • Talented at using IT for communication, transparency, bookkeeping & collaborative working.

  • Naturally drawn to nourishing authentic connections, virtually and in real life.

  • Ready, willing & able to travel to the cottages regularly, located in Gravenhurst & Bracebridge, Ontario.

  • Excited to look at working, work, and relationships from an entirely new perspective.



Nearby?

FABulous! We’re putting extra emphasis on finding peeps who’ve got spare time with flexible schedules (about 2-3 days/week). We’re keen on folx who are enthusiastic about spending time at the cottages - nurturing the cottages between guests, doing upkeep & improvements. The at-the-cottage days generally fall on Sundays or Mondays, and Thursdays or Fridays. Any remaining time would be work-from-home.

What We'd Love

We’re always looking to add passionate, committed peeps to our community.

Even if you can only offer a couple of hours a week, we'd be super chuffed to wholeheartedly thrive together. Below are some of the bits & bobs we're always in need of.

You'll rock our world if you're authentically passionate about any of the following:

🧩Whipping cottages into shape between guests - it brings you great joy to transform a living space from a pigsty into a dazzlingly clean & inviting oasis; your eye-for-detail & cleanliness is second to none; you love to surprise & delight people with personal touches in everything you do

🧩Renovating & Repairing - your impressive home fix-it know-how comes from a deep curiosity for how things work; your perfect day is another’s nightmare because surprise issues excite you - you love to transform a space with wood, hammer & nails

🧩Creating beauty - you’re passionate about creating visual beauty in any number of ways such as home staging, decor, interior design, graphic design, product design, visuals; your heart skips a beat with the challenge of evolving something heartfelt-but-ugly into something visually stunning

🧩Organizational prowess - your heart sings when creating order out of chaos; streamlining processes & ways of working brings you joy; planning & coordinating ahead of making great sh!t happen is second-nature to you

🧩Attracting fans with marketing - you leap outta bed in the morning excited about solving the puzzle of how to inspire fans (rather than customers); your heart is compelled toward attraction over promotion; creating inspiring packaging & placement for wonderful products & ideas invigorates you

🧩Building relationships on social media - you adore spending quality time connecting with others on social media; virtual relationships matter to you just as much as irl ones

🧩 Hanging out in finance & numbers-land - you love to hang out in numbers-land, exploring & creating financial & business know-how, and helping to navigate educated risk; working with spreadsheets are your happy place

🧩 Bringing bookkeeping clarity - putting numbers into their correct buckets makes your eyes light up; your wee l’il heart sings when ya find transposed digits; you love rooting around in the books for clarity & understanding

🧩Digging into accounting - exploring financial statements excites you; discovering ways to improve business performance without losing heart matters to you; you yearn to bring more creativity & panache to what you do, and to genuinely make a difference in this world

Interested? Show us!

To get the ball rolling, share your joy by reaching out with a short letter (max 350 words) that begins with, “I’m super jazzed about this because”. It’s the only way to be considered. Afterall, it's the start of our relationship, and we're only moving forward with folx who'd like to have one. Feel free to show us the real you!

💌 loveletters@trenanthiacottage.com 💌

Our Stories: Choice Matters

After more than a decade of remission, her cancer came back kicking like an upside-down beetle. One of the loveliest people I know, this special woman in my life had an aura of peace & kindness that’d draw a smile on your face from fifty paces. She was, and still is, my epitome of living life to the fullest. Not fullest like having a new whirlwind adventure every day, just fullest by her definition - and she seemed to have one.

She made it clear that she wanted those of us who loved her to spend our time living our lives, not caring for her illness. During her relapse, we didn’t know if she’d be with us for years longer, or gone in a moment. In our quiet times together, I silently wished for a miracle cure.

The moments after the text message arrived are forever seared into my memory. It was a big day at work. I was in a meeting where I was being assessed for a promotion. My bosses had just stepped out of the room to begin the decision-making in private, when the text arrived. “She’s slipping away. If you want a last moment with her, you need to come now.”

I remember very clearly, sitting there. Waiting. My heart racing, the tears threatening like thunder clouds in the distance. I waited for my bosses to come back. In their own time. I’ve tried to tell myself that I didn’t have a choice, but I did. I chose.

It may have only been an hour, but it’s an hour I’ll never get back.

More than a job. We're home.

Come thrive with us.