Family of five living on a farm just outside of Armstrong, BC, looking for some help around farm and family. Canada



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  • Beschreibung


    We are a family of five living on a farm just north of Armstrong, BC. We are not a production farm, more so a homesteading family. We have two 5 year old boys (Xander and Griffin) and a 7 month old baby boy (Willis). Chris and Max (the parents) are working professionals.

    Maxine is currently on maternity leave and is busy with little Willis and the twins. She is very knowledgeable with herbs and plants and is currently taking a course in becoming a master herbalist. Chris works full time and attempts to make sure dinner is on the table, gardens are watered, whatever breaks gets fixed and the farming schedules on time.

    Our animals include sheep/lambs, 2 goats, chickens , ducks, a cat and 3 dogs. We raise lamb and chicken for meat ourselves and others. We also have chickens and ducks for eggs, which we also sell when we have capacity to.
    Our farm backs on to a mountain in the beautiful Okanagan and has a variety of berry bushes and fruit trees. We follow permaculture practices as much as possible.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    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

    Volunteers will get an idea of what homesteading is all about. There is an opportunity for volunteers to get more comfortable using power tools and building with wood. Volunteers could also learn to process harvested food and about plants that are usually under your feet that have healing/health benefits.

  • 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.

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    We are looking for help with the following below:

    -building projects - including tearing down a deck and reusing the wood to rebuild a treehouse.
    -building a hand scuplted bench
    -Pending on what is ripe, harvesting fruit/vegetables
    -processing food, which could include: canning, dehydrating, making cheese, making butter, making lactofermented food
    -Daily chores such as feeding/watering animals, watering gardens and collecting eggs
    -Possibly cleaning animal shelters, animal husbandry (hoof trimming, herbal deworming).
    -Possibly milking a cow (we don’t have a cow, but Maxine milks a community cow)
    -splitting firewood
    -installing new fencing and maintaining existing fencing
    -sheep herding

    We are seeking help from June 24 to July 7 2019. We are looking for someone(s) to look after of our place and hang out with the animals while we are away. We are open to having volunteers staying longer than the time we have noted above as well.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    In house double bed or camping.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The Okanagan is surrounded by beautiful lakes, our place is a 30 minute drive to the nearest lake. We commute daily near some lakes and a larger city centre (Salmon Arm). Transit is available to the City of Vernon. There is also a good swimming river about a 10 minute drive away, and is a nice bike ride on quiet country roads. We have spare bicycles to ride.

    We live on a beautiful mountain, there is a lot of amazing hikes year round right here where we live.

    We have a 1.2m high half pipe for skateboarding in our barn.

    We are pretty easy going people. Our lives revolve a lot around outer children right now. A good experience for us would entail having someone(s) who:
    -is not just looking for a place to crash for a little while, but;
    -give a fair level of effort with work around the farm
    -is keen to learn what they can in the time they are with us
    -not afraid to take initiative and work under minimum supervision
    -Like to have good dinners and conversations
    -not afraid to help out with cooking and cleaning up in the kitchen
    -Like animals
    -keep shared spaces clean and tidy

    Our preference is to have volunteers who want to eat off our land. Vegans are welcome, but please come with an open mind.

    We’ve made some great friendships over the years hosting and hope to make more!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 189685247439