Heritage farms on Vancouver Island.

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

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    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on numbers either a room in our log house with shared bathroom or travel trailer using inside facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    approx 5 per day.

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The farmhouse in Sayward.
We love to go out on our boat and visit the Gulf Islands.

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