We are a family of 5, kids aged 22, 20 and 18. We have lots of pets including dogs, cats, goats and horses. We live on an old farm on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. We also have a farm in the Sayward Valley on Northern Vancouver Island.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The farm was built in 1885 and comprised of 600 acres around Sidney in North Saanich. It is now 9 acres and all the livestock is for pleasure rather than production! We have a large garden with fruit trees and vegetables. The work includes general building maintenance, gardening and animal care.
We have a vineyard which requires work throughout the summer, with harvest occurring in late Sept/October.
The farm in Sayward will be operating as a camp-site and bed and breakfast. It is situated on the bank of the Salmon River in the semi remote area north of Campbell River.
We have a boat which we use whenever we can and love to take people out for a cruise!
The kids are budding musicians! Guitars, drums, singing etc. so if you play so much the better.
If you kitesurf, maybe we can fit in some trips to the beach.
Depending on numbers either a room in our log house with shared bathroom or travel trailer using inside facilities.
We are 15mins (walking) from Sidney and a little closer to bus routes to Victoria. The Swartz Bay ferry terminal and airport are close as well. Own transport would be a benefit for the Sayward Farm but not a requirement.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Cultural exchange should benefit both parties and although we have a European based culture workawayers can learn about the way Canadians and particularly Vancouver Islanders look at the world. Not only do the host and traveller benefit but there is much exchange, comparison and learning between travellers.
approx 5 per day.