Help around our family farm and immerse yourself in local life of Saltspring Island, Canada

  • Bisher 56 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 15 Juli 2024

Verfügbarkeit

  2024 

 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Hello! My name is Lucy and I live on the beautiful Salt Spring Island. I am the owner of the farm, and our farm manager, Georgie, alongside my 10 month old son, Alexei, live here. We have 3 dairy cows and a calf, and are expecting more cow babies in October 2024. We have 4 horses, two of which are ridable, and interested work-aways can have the opportunity to do so. 3 Piggies, 2 of which are breeding pairs, so we are crossing our fingers for pigglets! Lots of chicks and chickens who give us fresh eggs and meat, 10 geese with goslings, and hopefully soon quail!

    Our days start with morning farm chores, feeding the animals and milking the cows. We have also planted a wonderful veggie patch and flower garden so we may harvest fresh food and bouquets all summer long! We have many exciting projects on the go, and some of our past projects include building a chicken coop, a milking stanchion, and a goose house. We are building a farm stand right now, to sell Georgie's wonderful baked goods!

    The help we seek will be in supporting us on the farm, from helping with morning and evening feeds, to milking cows and socializing with animals, training and exercising horses, and helping us with our construction projects and general property maintenance . In exchange we offer room and board in the main farm house, with our two lovely dogs. We cook a hearty breakfast every day and a large dinner in the evenings. Of course we offer food for lunches too, but their size are usually dependent on our work schedule for the day. We have an open fridge policy here, so if you get hungry, you are welcome to snack or cook yourself anything you fancy. We are a meat-eating home, and try to source our meat from local farms if it hasn't originated from our farm itself.

    On your off- days you can expect to enjoy the islands wonderful lakes, beaches, mountains and explore the tourist sights of the island. Evening events in the summer are diverse and include outdoor concerts and BBQ cook-outs, as well as ecstatic dancing, phosphorescence night swims, and camp-outs... and not to forget the islands famous Saturdays market and Tuesdays farmers market! Pending valid drivers license, we may have a vehicle for you to use on your island exploration.

    Exploring Vancouver Island is easy as it is only a short ferry ride from two different island terminals (Vesuvius Bay and Fulford Bay). We take trips frequently to Vancouver Island and Vancouver which you are welcome to accompany us on.

    Transport from the mainland is through Long Harbour ferry terminal, departing at Tsawwassen.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will learn how to maintain basic care for animals of various types, and potentially be involved in AI breeding of cows, 'sowing out' pigs (female sows about to give birth), how to milk dairy cows, how to work with horses, how to manage various poultry species (geese, quail, chickens). Also how to build structures, how to garden vegetables and fruit.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    - Feeding the animals in the AM & PM
    - Milking the 3 dairy cows in the AM & PM
    - General upkeep of the farm

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    We adore celebrating languages from abroad. Lucy's cousin Clari is here from argentina and speaks fluent spanish, as well as Bobby, a long term workaway who speaks French!

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    We live in a heritage farm house. We have 3 guest bedrooms. You will share the kitchen and living room with us, but have your own bathroom to share with other work-aways. Check out the photos of the house for a better understanding (to be updated soon)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Saltspring has many beautiful hikes and beaches. We live a 10 minute walk away from the town, which in the summer has a wonderful market every Saturday. On your off- days you can expect to enjoy the islands wonderful lakes, beaches, mountains and explore the tourist sights of the island. Evening events in the summer are diverse and include outdoor concerts and BBQ cook-outs, as well as ecstatic dancing, phosphorescence night swims, and camp-outs... and not to forget the islands famous Saturdays market and Tuesdays farmers market! Pending valid drivers license, we may have a vehicle for you to use on your island exploration.

    Exploring Vancouver Island is easy as it is only a short ferry ride from two different island terminals (Vesuvius Bay and Fulford Bay). We take trips frequently to Vancouver Island and Vancouver which you are welcome to accompany us on.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have high-speed Wi-Fi suitable for meetings, content upload, and streaming. We have separate rooms available for use as office spaces during times when anyone needs 'desk-time' to work on their independent projects.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We are not familiar with the requirements of campervan travelers, but we certainly have space to park, and an easy access bathroom with shower. We will look into the electricity hook up requirements for facilitating campervans better.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 112473261786

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