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

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

  • Description

    Description

    We have been developing 5 acres on Salt Spring Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada for the last 7 years. 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 in the process of building a greenhouse.

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

    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. Both of these are dedicated to you.

    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 and we prefer to have young men as most of our projects require considerable physical strength.

  • 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 building fences and gates. 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 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 separate building along with a TV and a huge DVD selection and your own little breakfast area. Full bath in a nearby building for your exclusive use. Internet connection available.

  • 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 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Now having hosted over 30 Workawayers in the last 7 years, we have become rather good at helping workers learn English and understand more of Canada and BC as well as this island. We have velos to allow the workers to go visit this small island (30km X 15km) and we are 12 km from the main town. This island now has a transportation system and day trips to Victoria are easy and worthwhile. There are a lot of cultural activities on this island and it attracts a lot of young people.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

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


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