Help on our Alpaca farm and share our experience and lifestyle in the beautiful Okanagan community of Enderby

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  • Description

    Description

    Our ranch is located in the beautiful Okanagan community of Enderby and is home to over 30 Alpacas, some laying hens, a few sheep, dogs and cats. Our ranch supports and believes in the Canadian Alpaca industry and the strength and future of the fibre industry.
    We have a vegetable garden for our own consumption and fruit trees.
    We don't use any chemicals on our land or in our home. So therefor we are an organic operation and we use natural elements in our farming technics.
    We would love to share our farming experience and lifestyle with those interested in learning more about these wonderful animals.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with the day to day running of our small farm, including feeding and cleaning pens, general maintenance of the Alpacas and their offspring, some gardening, yard maintenance, cooking, generally be willing to have a go at anything. Must be able to work independently.
    In Addition we would like to get somebody who would be willing to take care of meal preparation and cooking and also some help with Alpaca fibre work.
    Farm life is not a 9-5 job, with animals you just never know... therefore we don't have set hours and specific times off. All we are asking for is to get the job done. Animals need to be looked after 7 days a week.
    The workaways are part of our family and we work hard around here, so we expect the same of our volunteers.
    We need somebody who is proactive and independent, as we also run another business from home and are therefore really busy.
    In exchange we offer our workaways to join us on shopping trips, going to the movies etc. whenever the occasion arises.

    Our farm is located in a rural setting in a beautiful area approx. 15 min. from town and there is no public transportation available from our location. The individual who comes to stay with us must be comfortable in a somewhat isolated setting.
    We would appreciate that our workaways are not on their devices 24/7 especially NOT during work time.

    We are a "meat eating" family and therefore we cannot accommodate volunteers with special dietary requirements or "picky" eaters, unless they are willing to prepare meals.

    Previous farm experience required.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The individual would live in our home and would be provided with their own bedroom and bathroom.
    Non-smoker is essential, no drugs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please no allergies to dogs or cats, as we have some living in our home.
    Also, it's all about the animals. They are friendly and gentle, and they always come first.
    So if you like to experience daily contact with animals and enjoy rural life in a beautiful setting, then this is the right place for you.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    depending on the work, some days will be less than 5 hours, but other days it might be more.










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