General Farm and Animal help on a small hobby farm British Columbia, Canada



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    I do not work outside the home but my husband does. We have four mini horses and two Belgian drafts that we drive for pleasure and work. We have a greenhouse and gardens and live on 9 acres with three dogs, 2 goats and several chickens. We live in a rural setting with crown land nearby.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    In the distant past I taught children about Equine husbandry, training and riding. Although I don't have riding horses any longer we drive our horse and ponies for work and pleasure. I have medicinal gardens and vegetable gardens that we harvest and eat, store and dehydrate. I have a leather shop where I create many leather products, from harness to belts, to knife sheaths.....This would be a great place for someone who is interested in driving ponies as I have 4 that drive single and pair.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Currently we are looking for help with Spring clean up and start gardens on the farm. We live on a small hobby farm in the North Thompson region, BC. I grow medicinal herbs (all legal) have vegetable gardens, horses, dogs, goats and a few chickens. We drive our horses and ponies and use the drafts to harrow the fields and for pleasure. I need help with the gardens weeding and harvesting and farm sitting if we go away as well as general farm maintenance and potential building projects. I have a leather shop I do alot of harness work and other leather projects. I am quite diligent in how my farm is run and animals are kept and handled. I prefer someone with horse experience, especially driving, but willing to work with someone who is interested. We do practice a high level of safety and horsemanship and there would be expectation to follow that practice. Would like someone who takes initiative and is honest and fair as I am. I enjoy intellectual, open minded people who are driven to take on tasks with vigor and passion.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Small guest cabin with heat and seasonal running hot and cold water small fridge and toaster oven. Out house. Breakfast and lunch up to you to prepare from your fridge but dinner in main house. It is a very comfortable and clean bunky that is private and homey.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We enjoy driving our horses and can always use an extra hand. There are lakes about half an hour away. Our children are grown and I am home alone. I enjoy my alone time but would also enjoy the company of a person who is eager to learn about horses and gardening. I work hard but enjoy relaxing and sharing stories. My husband works, I am home. We eat as healthy as we can.

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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

    We can accomidate RVs and can hook up water and power. Outhouse available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    A fair exchange agreed upon by both parties-Not a working Farm, max 25 hours a week, 2 days off

Host ref number: 131818261864