Help care for alpacas, miniature donkeys and horses on a hobby farm in the Okanagan, Canada



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  • Beschreibung


    I have a hobby farm located in the North Shuswap in the beautiful Okanagan in British Columbia. It sits above the Shuswap River Valley across from the picturesque Enderby Cliffs. This area is characterized by a mild climate, warm lakes, mountains and lush forests. The farm is located across the road from 50 km of hiking and biking trails, and is minutes away from Gardom Lake, a gorgeous lake that is abundant with wildlife. It is also conveniently located 20 minutes from Salmon Arm, a lovely city on the shores of Shuswap Lake. The farm is home to a variety of animals, including: horses, alpacas, miniature donkeys, cats and a German Shepherd.

    I have a very busy schedule, balancing running the farm, having a busy environmental consulting practice and competing with my horses. Having someone on the farm who is a self-starter and hard worker would be of great benefit. The work requirements will fluctuate between day to day, but will generally be between 3-5 hours per day. Previous farm experience (e.g. being a handy person) and experience with animals is a must. Previous horse experience would be a definite asset and would be preferred. Ability to help with meal planning and cooking would be greatly appreciated.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    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

    The Okanagan is world-famous for it's beautiful scenery, mild climate, wineries, orchards and lakes. I live in a rural community where people are very friendly and welcoming to travellers. I am happy to share my knowledge of horses and animal care. You are treated as part of the family here.

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    I could use help with the daily farm chores, including daily care of the animals (providing medicine, feeding and cleaning of paddocks). I'd also appreciate help with completing my yearly spring job list to prepare the farm for the coming summer. Tasks include: mowing the lawn, repairing fencing, removing snow chains from the machinery, harrowing the riding rings, removing weeds from the garden and pasture, etc. There is also preparation to be done in the fall for our snowy winters.
    Help with cooking and tidying up the house would also be appreciated. I'm happy to provide practice for people wanting to improve their English.
    Only for people who are experienced riders, there is an opportunty to help me with exercising my horses.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Spanisch: Gute Kenntnisse
    Hungarian: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    I live in a cozy farm bungalow (2100 square feet) with a stunning view. It has a private guest suite with a seperate entrance, a brand new queen-sized bed, kitchenette and attached bathroom. Includes wireless internet and internet TV.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Readily accessible activities include: mountain biking, road biking, hiking, running, fishing, camping, boating, kayaking, winery tours. Public transportation is limited, so having a personal vehicle is highly recommended. The farm is located 30 minutes drive from Vernon, 75 minutes from Kelowna and 20 minutes from Salmon Arm, all which have a variety of amenities. There is a wonderful outdoor farm theatre (Caravan Farm Theatre) located in Armstrong that is a must-see. We are also 100 km from Revelstoke, the heart of the Selkirk Mountains .

    This farm is best suited to a fit and active person who loves animals, likes to spend time outdoors and enjoys the tranquility of rural living. This is a non-smoking household with limited alcohol consumption. Drug use is taboo.

    A good sense of humour is always much appreciated! I have travelled a lot and know how much living with 'locals' can enhance your travel experience. I look forward to sharing some Canadian culture and insights with you.

    I have been hosting workaways since 2014.

  • 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

    I have a reliable internet connection and a kitchen table with good light that you can use to work on.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    I have space on my driveway to part a campervan or moderate sized RV.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    Maximum 3-5 hours a day / 5-6 days a week

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (4.9)

Kommunikation: (5.0)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 318616323462