We are a family of five, with the eldest boy who is eight, middle girl six and the youngest boy is four. My wife is from Sweden and I am from the UK, we met in Canada and decided to make a life together here, raise our children in fresh air on good home grown food. We decided to base ourselves in the Yukon and found a farm near to the capital Whitehorse. Our farm is small and most work is done by hand. We do things as naturally as possible and do not use any fertilizers or pesticide chemicals. We have sheep , chickens and ducks for eggs and in the summer chickens raised on pasture for meat and two Italian livestock guardian dogs named Jill and Lilo. We make a garden every year for vegetables starting in May.
There is lots to do, around the farm, and there is always building work. This year we are putting in a new gravel road, some fencing and a watering system.
We have had a number of people stay with us as volunteers working on the farm and they have all decided to stay longer as they enjoyed both the farm and the Yukon so much. We are sure you will feel the same way.
Driving license would help.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
WE enjoy exchanging languages and for the kids to learn different cultures and different languages, so that works for you too. We like our guests to go away with a new perspective on how people can live differently as we live away from the town and grow 90% of our food ourselves.
Help with the house - Cleaning, some cooking ,shopping etc.
Help with the kids - Driving to daycare and school and to activities and making games with them and playing with them
Help with the farm - Feeding animals collecting eggs, cleaning out barn, moving hay, building fences, digging a garden watering plants
Building and maintenance - General maintenance painting putting up fencing
Depending on the time either a travel trailer or a big tent with proper bed in it. Glamping!
There will be time off to enjoy the wonders of the Yukon, its an adventurers paradise, has an array of activities to suit all tastes and the city of Whitehorse although small has facilities for a place five times its population. We have an amazing games centre, an arts centre two cinemas, numerous events throughout the year and lots of sporting activities. There are lots of local groups and clubs you could also be a part of. Its not difficult to get to know people here as it is a very diverse and cosmopolitan community
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week