Come and help around our happy little homestead along the Yukon River, Canada

  • Kanada
  • Bisher 150 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 10.12.2022



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    Hi there!

    We are looking forward to meeting some amazing people this spring, summer and fall! As you'll see from my ratings, my response rate isn't great - but I'm trying to get better! However, if you look at the ratings from travellers we've hosted, I'm sure you'll be very reassured that we're good folks and enjoy having people stay with us.

    So first of all - a bit about us. I have 5 children ranging in age from 10-18. We live 25 minutes north of Whitehorse right along the Yukon River on 6.5 hectares of beautiful land where we raise chickens, ducks, pigs, occasional goats and a horse.

    We have space for 1 or 2 people to come stay with us anytime between May 1st until the end of September/early October. You can stay 1 week or 1 month or maybe even longer if it works out! I have to say that almost everyone who has stayed with us has extended their visit by at least a few weeks ....which we love!

    You will be provided with your own comfortable private cabin which has power, limited wifi, a 2 burner propane stove, a mini-fridge, portable water in large jugs and an outhouse. The cabin is set up for cooking and you will look after providing your own groceries and preparing most of your own meals. We have realised over the years that our schedule just isn't set up to provide regular meals to our volunteers so instead we eat separately and to make up for that have reduced the number of hours we ask for help each week. There will still definitely be times where we'll share the odd meal together over at our place - usually around the fire roasting smokies.

    You will have access to recreational equipment while you are here - canoes, kayaks and bikes. We will also provide rides into town at least twice a week so you can explore Whitehorse and go shopping.

    In return we ask for your help each weekday for 3 hours/day. The jobs change depending on the season and projects coming up. Spring to Fall 2022 will definitely have a focus on building as we need to get a few outbuildings prepared and put some work into our existing fencing. Depending on your skills and interests, other jobs could include helping to prepare food, property maintenance (painting, etc) and assisting with farm animal chores. We are flexible around timing and will chat with you about what works best with the other things you want to do while you are here.

    We are an easy going but very busy on-the-go family. There is always lots going on here, from homeschooling, chores, competitive sports and activities, caring for livestock and of course finding time to have fun and go on adventures. There is rarely a dull moment and though we wouldn't trade it, having an extra hand helping out just makes things that much better!

    You would fit in well with us if you find yourself to be adaptable, hard working and enjoy trying new things. You should be comfortable working independently as you may be the only helper onsite and be someone who takes initiative. And of course enjoying the outdoors, exploring new places and playing the odd board game or jumping on the trampoline with a crew of awesome kids will help too!

    Well, that is all for now! Please pass along any questions you may have.

    We look forward to meeting you!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

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

    If you haven't experienced the Yukon, you will be in for a treat! In the summer, the Yukon River becomes so inviting and accessible for boating, fishing and swimming and is right next to our property. There are hiking and biking trails all around and different lakes, rivers and mountains to explore. We encourage you to make the most of this beautiful area full of culture, wilderness and interesting people. You don't have to be an outdoor enthusiast to enjoy the Yukon or staying out of town at our property - this area is so culturally diverse with such a rich and interesting history. There are museums, art centers, festivals and events available for you to enjoy all through out the year. We will happily include you on our family day trips and will point you in the right direction for whatever type of adventure you are looking to find! We hope to get to share our love for the Yukon with 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


    We always have a lot going on and are pretty happy to get help in many different forms. Top of the list is always helping with the animals - feeding them and mucking out their sheds and sort of the same thing for our family too ....preparing dinners during the weekdays and cleaning up the kitchen and living space. If you are handy, there are always projects to be done - especially for this coming season we have lots of things we want to build. You will be responsible for purchasing your own food and preparing your meals in your cabin. We are just too busy to commit to regular meals but will definitely find time for some shared dinners while you are here.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    You will have a private cabin that has a bunk-bed, couch, dinner table, propane heat, bar fridge, power, 2 burner propane cook stove and limited access to wifi. Water is brought into the cabin in 5 gallon jugs and drained down the sink into an outside waste bucket. There is an outhouse for your use just outback of the cabin and you are welcome to shower in the main house.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We have a vehicle available for your occasional use.

  • 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 had volunteers in the past work while they stayed with us and it seemed to go well. We have slower wifi than big cities and are limited to 200g/month but as long as this fits for your work, then you would be good to go!

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Yup - we've had quite a few people stay on site in their campervans. You can plug in and will have access to water and wifi from your own rig.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    3 Hours / Day on Weekdays

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