Help us to build up our new mini farm near Abbotsford, Canada



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    This is our home base located near Abbotsford, BC, CANADA. We have a small farm that is approximately 5 km west of Abbotsford International Airport. We live a one hour car ride east of the beautiful city of Vancouver and 5 minutes from the USA Border Crossing. We are looking for help in building up and random repairs of our little farm. We also have two recreational properties that need a little TLC every now and then. We have 5 grown children all of whom are happily married, and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

    We love family, people, animals and nature. We are generally very easy going and love our quiet life in our cozy little piece of heaven. In addition to our horses we have 1 small dog, Roscoe who reigns as King! 2 Golden Retrievers and a Caucasian Shepherd. We have 5 cats to assist with the duty of Rodent control ... 2 are wild barn cats, 2 are on full time yard patrol and the last one, at 17 years old, has earned the title

    We are a non-smoking, non-drinking, NO DRUGS OF ANY KIND household and have no tolerance for any kind of disrespectfulness or foul language. We love our quiet way of life and would love to share it with the right person or couple.

    The work is to feed and care for 2 horses, 8-10 dwarf goats, 100 chickens and gardens and of course, other pets.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are entering into the final stage of our lives before retirement. We come from a rich heritage of hardwork balanced with play. We have helped others to learn and practice English and are very comfortable with ESL. We have travelled North America extensively, have lived in 4 provinces and can and have provided ample information for travellers.

  • Help


    We are looking for help in a couple of specialty areas at this time. We are in need of a person who is familiar with horses and has experience riding in either Western or English designations. Someone willing to assist in teaching proper horsemanship.
    Also, areas of continual need is weeding and garden maintenance, Yard Clean-up and maintenance, and help with paddock and field cleanup, to name a few. Our recreational properties have the occasional need for TLC as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a lovely large room with a picturesque view.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you enjoy sightseeing, hiking, nature, mountains, beaches and ocean/lakes or exploring, this is the place for you. We are a short driving distance to the Cariboo, Vancouver Island, Thompson Okanagan and only 5 minutes from the USA border crossing. We are also very flexible with scheduling the workl to allow for as much enjoyment as possible. :)
    The nearest public transport is 4 km away. We have bicycles for you to use at your leisure.

    Due to the bus being so far away, It is to your advantage to have a drivers licence and a vehicle while you are here. Although we can give rides to town, it is often difficult to coordinate these trips as we usually do our own trips to town during the day when the WorkAway work needs doing.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 131599271863