Our farm in Duncan BC, set amidst mountains

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Canada

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    27/09/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small (4 acre) family farm that we are trying to make self sustaining, organically, and would love some assistance. We need to clear the back 2 acres, fix up the barn, enlarge the pond and build some garden beds.

    My daughter and three kids live at the property and love to welcome people from all over the world. My husband and I live in Vancouver but spend many weeks and weekends on the farm in the Cowichan Valley.

    We have a person that works the farm but we want to enlarge our usable space, get the farm ready to bring in more trees, plants and animals. There is 1 acre of grapes and we have a winery of sorts. We have fruit trees and are currently planting a big garden to sell bedding plants. There are dogs, cats, turkeys, chickens and sheep right now.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    My daughter and her family welcome people from all over the world. The 16, 14 & 13 year oldd are being educated in French.

    They know a very little Thai. I would love to find someone that speaks it to help them relearn some Thai.

    I have some Latin American Spanish and would love to practice.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are setting up the farm up so we have a variety of tasks that we need to get on with.

    - Repairs to the fence,
    - planting/pruning trees/grapes/vegetables
    - put up netting to keep birds out
    - digging culvert/adding drain tile topond
    - cut paths in blackberry brambles to make them more accessible
    - dig out the invasive broom weeds
    - repair/tear down barn on property
    - lay landscape fabric down the wine rows

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    30' self contained trailer on the property. It has it's own patio, iternet access is good.

    Food will be provided or we will take you shopping, or provide money for food, and some dinners with family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is in an amazing part of the world, surrounded by mountains, hiking trails and nature. We have 2 battered old kayaks for use in the ocean and Cowichan Lake. Duncan is a short bus ride away. The capital city of Victoria is 45 minutes south and Nanaimo is 45 minutes north by car. Bus service daily.

    Vancouver is about 3 hours by car and ferry. We travel back and forth all the time and have a big house in Vancouver. We would welcome you to visit us at our house on days off from the farm.

  • A little more information

    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 have a place to park with electricity and a bathroom and shower accessible downstairs.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Sure, if they get along with others.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 134742691682