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Learn about farm life, animals, pottery etc. at our family farm on Vancouver Island, Canada

  • Kanada
  • Bisher 268 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 13.01.2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Woche



  • Beschreibung


    I live on a small organic homestead/ farm up on a mountain close to the TransCanada Trail with my two children.
    Beautiful forest with trails starting right in the back of our house, valley view.
    There are 15 acres of land with gardens, a small orchard, 2 large greenhouses, animal pastures and a pond so far.

    Our projects include:
    - raising meat rabbits and chickens
    -everyday chores like firewood, pruning back trees and bushes, weeding
    - help in my pottery studio if possible
    -planting, landscaping, making firewood, everything you need
    to do on a homestead
    - hanging out with our kids
    -fencing a new area for berry bushes and nut trees
    -propagate trees and berry bushes
    -setting up more animal shelters, including fencing
    -cultivating new soil and build new garden beds
    -growing more medicinal plants
    -improving our compost system
    - collecting seaweed from the beach
    - maintaining greenhouses, from seeding to harvest
    - pruning
    - harvesting and saving seeds
    - canning, dehydrating, preserving food and medicinals
    - tree planting
    - preparing and applying biodynamic preparations
    - various renovations in the house

    I have a fully equipped pottery studio set up.
    I am also hosting Tango workshops and dance events at my house once a month.

    We live approx. 15-20 minutes away from the closest shops and town.
    I go to town frequently as my 14 year old son attends various activities, we are only 13 minutes from the Waldorf School and 20 minutes from the ocean.
    I also have a 10 year old girl.
    Our interests lay in living a simple life in peace, connecting with the land and creating beautiful things.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • 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

    We speak 2 languages, English and German.
    I am happy to share my knowledge about farming, growing food, healthy eating, pottery and many other passions of mine!
    My place is like a retreat on a little mountain in the woods, if you like a quiet meditative lifestyle with lots of nature and time spent in contemplation than this is a good place for you.

  • 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


    Sometimes I am just looking for a house sitter to take care of the animals while I am away.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse

    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


    guest bedroom, private bathroom on separate floor in above ground basement.
    Food available but due to my irregular work schedule I can not cook meals and most helpers in the past have been happy to make their own food.
    Kitchen has anything you would need and I am happy to buy food that you like even if I don't eat it :)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Helpers at my place have been very independent in the past years and i have received positive feedback about it.
    I have used other hosting platforms for the last 10 year and just added workaway.
    If you want to go there and check out our reviews or pictures, pls do!

    I usually have a few tasks or projects going at a time and they can pick each day what they want to work on, so it doesn't get too boring.
    I am very happy about initiative and projects you want to start on your own if it improves and benefits the land.

    Vancouver Island is a vibrant place with amazing nature to explore everywhere! Kayaking, whale watching, hiking, etc. your own vehicle would help with that. I will go to town every now and then or to Victoria one night a week. There are lots of young people growing food in this area, good food available always!
    Lots of art, music, dance, yoga, meditation, etc.

    My kids love to play with helpers!

    I am a single parent and it is way too much for me to take care of the land, the house, my kids, my business and everything else that is going on by myself. Help is much appreciated.

    When I work I usually work all day in my studio and am not around too much, when my kids are here with me, I am cooking and playing :)

    We have had many great helpers stay with us long term, many of them coming back several years in a row or for visits.
    Right now I am looking for shorter stays around 1- 2 weeks , but am open and flexible.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


  • ...


    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 319442919229

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