Gardening and kids on a homestead, Vancouver Island, Canada

  • Bisher 153 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 14 Feb. 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  Keine Vorgaben



  • Beschreibung


    We are an urban farmer/preschool teacher, a professor in philosophy of education, a warm and creative 12-year-old, and a bright and precocious 10-year-old (and 8 chickens, a Bernedoodle and a Coonhound). We love good food, long conversations that challenge our thinking and being connected to the earth. We live on the unceded territory of the T'Sou-ke peoples, in Sooke (BC, Canada), walking/biking distance to the village core, local beaches, good hiking, and a short drive to the Juan de Fuca trail. Victoria is an hour's ride on public transit. We are up and going in the morning (kids and animals need to be fed) and we are early to bed most nights but have been known to stay up talking into the night. Queer-friendly.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Vancouver Island is a beautiful place and our home is situated on the Southwest part of the island close to Victoria, the capital of the province, and surrounded by beaches and great hiking. Our community is very welcoming. We have worked with GAP students from Britain, New Zealand, and Australia, and we enjoy making suggestions for where to go and what to see. We are not usually up for partaking in the tourism part of your stay, but feel free to use our place as your home-base. English language learners are also welcome! Lyndze works with international students at the local university. We are both teachers and are happy to share our knowledge of gardening/urban farming, camping, cooking, baking, and our philosophy of child-care, education, and life generally. We are anarchists and parent gently and politically. We have plenty of books and resources on the topic we are happy to share. Hanging out with our kids is an education on its own.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit


    We run a small garden-based playschool and do some urban farming on our 1/2 acre lot. We have a large yard with extensive garden development underway and we need help with planting, growing, and harvesting. We have some projects, such as building a grey-water system, in mind. Our greenhouse always needs attention and there is always weeding to be done. We have a few small indoor tasks (painting, minor handy-projects) that we could use some help with.

    Our unschooled children, as well as the kids in our playschool, love to connect with adults and they will be around to distract you from whatever project you get into (so being willing to chat with kids is key but you would not be left on your own with them). Because of the nature of our business (kids), a Canadian Criminal Records Check is required, and with enough notice, we can get you one (for free). Again, you would not be working in our business but on other projects, but the health authority requires a Canadian Criminal Records Check.

    So, if you would like to get dirty in our garden or help us create materials for kids in our program, and if you enjoy being around funny and talkative kids, this may be the workaway for you.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Our home has two bedrooms upstairs for our kids and for us. There is a spare room on the main floor with a view of the Sooke hills and the farm across the street. The room has a queen-sized bed with cotton sheets and duvet. The room is large enough for a single person or a couple. We have a bookshelf with plenty of books and high-speed wireless internet. The bathroom is shared and has a tub and shower. There is also a shared washer and dryer for laundry. We love to cook and eat healthy and mostly whole foods. We have been Vegan in the past and we are currently dairy-free and the only meat we eat is fish. We are welcoming to those who prefer to eat meat and dairy (meat and dairy can be stored, prepared, and consumed in our home we just won't partake). We love smoothies and fresh bread.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Late Autumn/Winter/Early Spring on the Island is beautiful in its own way. There is no such thing as poor weather, only poorly prepared people. We have rain and wind, but also bright and sunny days. We recommend layers, wool and synthetics, good rain gear and shoes. We love wool socks and having a warm hat is also nice. A travel mug for hot drinks is lovely. When you're working outside, cool weather can be really nice! As far as Canada goes, our winters are the mildest in the country and we love them! We get flowers coming up in January!

    Late Spring/Summer/Early Autumn on the Island is the dry season. The days are warm and usually dry. Nights can be cool but clear and full of stars. There is usually a fire ban during this season. The ocean is cold but some folks brave it - we also have nearby lakes and rivers to cool off.

    There is a nice balance of access to nature and city life. Victoria is accessible by public transit and Vancouver is less than a two hour ferry ride away. Victoria is a tourist attraction; several cruise ships dock there daily and there are plenty of walking tours and things to do. Festivals are every weekend in the summer and there are always buskers. There are many great breweries, bakeries, and restaurants. Up Island there are giant trees (Cathedral Grove) and the longest beach in Canada (Long Beach, Tofino). We are also just a short ferry to Seattle and Port Angeles, USA.

  • 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

    There is a desk and chair, solid internet connection. There are nearby cafes and a new library with work stations.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There is street parking on our quiet road. Our driveway is tiny.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 139747651469

Feedback (4)

Weitere Bilder


Dies sind zusätzliche optionale Bewertungen, wenn Mitglieder Feedback hinterlassen. Es wird die im Schnitt hinterlassene Bewertung für jede Option angezeigt.

Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (5.0)

Kommunikation: (5.0)