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We would like to welcome you to our farm in Port Alberni. The farm is located in the Alberni Valley, beneath the beautiful Beaufort Mountain Range.
On the 5-acre farm we are raising sheep and rabbits, chickens for eggs and we are growing garlic. We have an organic garden in which we try to grow most of the vegetables and herbs that our family requires.
Originally from Germany (with Czech & German ancestors), Anette and Peter are enjoying our small farm tremendously. Peter’s mom "Babi" also lives on the property besides all our critters.
There is Ruby, the Border Collie and Mila - the Maremma guard dog; Lotti, Fynn and Miki the three cats.
Help in the house
Vancouver island offers the best of everything from incredible parks and recreation area, beaches lakes, hiking, fishing, camping. A chance to experience western family culture, We want travelers to feel at home and enjoy our family and the adventures we go on. We place a great value on healthy cooking, team work emphasis, helping each other and variety of cultures
There are always projects on the go! From gardening to fencing and woodworking, construction, painting, making firewood and maintaining the 2 km long water pipeline to the creek, there is never a dull moment.
Since last fall we offer a farm getaway / farm holiday and so far many guests add to the variety of visitors we have on the farm.
If joining our family and working with us appeals to you, we invite you to come stay on our farm.
We can always provide you with your own private place (One of our holiday trailers or the guest house) with a nice and clean surrounding and private bathrooms. We have room for two helpers (sometimes there were more :). We speak fluent English and German and can understand some French. There is high-speed Wi-Fi on the property.
We have a large swimming pool and a Tipi in the garden that our guests can use. Tipi-nights around the open fireplace are always fun. There are two guitars and an accordion if you feel like making some music.
Our property is about 1 1/2 km away from the famous Stamp River with opportunities to swim, float-to-town on an inner-tube, hike the Anglers Trail to the waterfalls or go fishing for Salmon or Trout from June to November.
Mount Arrowsmith is a year round wilderness recreation destination located east of Port Alberni. There are numerous trails around the mountain.
The “Wild West Coast” is a 1 1/2 hour drive away and gets you to Long Beach, Tofino or Ucluelet, which are close to some of Canada’s most beautiful National Parks on the Pacific Ocean (Long Beach, Broken Islands, West Coast Trail, and more).
We have a large, 800cc ATV (Quad) that competent drivers could use to go to the river or the bush around the farm (we give instructions - drivers license not required). We often use the Quad on the farm to pull around trailers and do pasture maintenance.
Be aware that our farm is 22km from town. We can arrange for trips to town with one of our vehicles but some pre-planning and organizing will be required, unless of course you bring your own vehicle. There are several bicycles available for your use at anytime.
We do our best to respond right away to your inquiries. We know how important it is in order to plan the details of your travel, stay, etc. We also ask the same from you; if you tell us that you are coming and you change your mind, that's okay, just please let us know as soon in advance as possible.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week