So you want to work in Bamfield. You COULD search for housing off-site, but many people, especially if coming out for short-term research trips (up to a few months), elect to stay in the cabins. Cabin life can be really fun and allows you to meet other students doing research at the same time.
- Kitchen supplies such as plates, cutlery, pots and pans, knives, baking dishes
- Electronic appliances including a stove, microwave, refrigerator, electric kettle, and toaster
- Beds (often two to a room), plus sheets and blankets (comforters available upon request)
- Towels and soap are provided (linens and towels can be exchanged each Wednesday from housekeeping on the first floor of Buchanan Lodge)
- A living area with couches, chairs, dining table, and other simple furnishings.
What you might consider bringing to a cabin:
- Laundry detergent (the nearest washers are coin-operated in the cafeteria building)
- Loonies and quarters for the laundry ($1.25 for a washer, $1 for a dryer)
- Spices and dry goods. Most students who stay in the cabins cook for themselves, but you could also visit the BMSC cafeteria for a cooked meal, but its not cheap.
- Toiletries – these are not provided
- A positive attitude. Cabins are fun, but are close quarters with other, sometimes stressed, graduate students. Have fun and stay relaxed! 🙂
If you have more questions about what is included or what it is like to live in the cabins, feel free to write a question as a comment on the blog’s questions page, email us at email@example.com, or write a comment at the bottom of this page. We’ll reply back and find you the information you need!