Have Fun Developing 5 acres on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are developing 5 acres on Salt Spring Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. We are building new garden areas and improving those that we started over the last 4 years. A lot of the work will be related to digging new areas, planting, mixing soil, etc.

    We are also requiring the assistance of a carpenter/builder as we have fences and gates to build and we are renovating certain areas of our buildings.

    We eat very healthy with a lot from our gardens. We are mostly vegetarian. We prefer to take in one worker at a time.

    We can offer very comfortable accommodations with internet. We have a full bath available in another building.

    We are a retired couple and have a lot of energy and plans. No children.

    We live in a very beautiful area near the ocean (5 minutes) and just above the best hiking trails on the island. There is a lot to do here on this island and Vancouver is very close and easy to get to. Most workers that have stayed with us have taken the time to visit Vancouver Island including Victoria, Tofino and other areas directly on the Pacific ocean.

    Sorry we are not set up to take in couples.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project

  • Help

    Help

    Most of the work to be done is helping an experienced gardener work on our many gardens (fruit & Vegetable & landscaping) and an experienced builder renovate an existing structure including working on its foundation. We are also putting up rabbit & deer fences and building more gardens. Sometimes we work on creating paths in the bush down towards the ocean and building rock wall.

    We have work year round but cannot host anyone for the first two weeks of July and for the first 2 weeks of September as we have a large friends and family gathering at that time.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own accommodations including a comfortable bed in a well insulated building or in our travel trailer. Full bath in a nearby building for your exclusive use. High speed internet connection and a gym.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It would be better to have a male for this kind of work as there are many heavy objects to move (wood, logs, rocks, etc.). We are mostly vegetarian and eat very healthy meals.

    We can provide the appropriate clothes to wear for those working during the rainy season here (December-February).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    at least25 hours/week with great meals and fantastic environment on a unique island in return


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