Bring your DIY and building skills to this beautiful horse farm in the picturesque Shuswap, Canada

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  • Description


    We are a busy couple (no kids) who own a a beautiful equestrian facility located in the Shuswap at the north end of the Okanagan Valley. We are currently in need of helpers with construction skills to assist with many of the small projects that are planned for construction. Because we both have day jobs separate from the stable, either couples or people who do not mind working independently are preferred.

    We are only minutes from downtown Salmon Arm and the Trans-Canada Highway. We are very close to Shuswap Lake and within walking distance to the Larch Hills Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail network. 1 hour drive to Silver Star ski hill.

    We enjoy positive people who are helpful, self motivated and have a good sense of humour. We always need lots of help and love hosting. We have been hosting since 2010, though we have taken a break from hosting while building our new house. Please check out the reviews that other helpers have left for us, as well as our website and facebook page. We are very flexible on how long the work term is if the fit is right. Riding and horse care is not part of the daily work.

    All food and accommodation is provided (includes access to wifi, TV, AC, etc.). Sharing the responsibility of cooking evening meals is a fun way for us to connect. If you like laugh and enjoy good food, we will love you! You will have your own room with a queen sized bed.

    We are always in need of help so don`t be shy and send us an email if our property sounds like somewhere you`d like to spend some time because we`d love to hear from you :)

    Sonya and King

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can learn lots of new skills including but not limited to how to use power tools, drive machinery (ATV, riding lawn mower, bob cat etc.), landscape, build things, etc.

  • Help


    The majority of the work is outdoors and very diverse. Currently we are looking for people with construction experience as there are many small projects planned in addition to keeping the facility running and looking its best. Daily tasks are diverse with a selection to choose from. Handling and working with horses is not required. We love meeting new people and offer a fun cultural exchange opportunity.

    We enjoy people who love to experience new things and help out. We like to laugh and enjoy a sense of humour and we're looking for someone who loves to have a laugh as well. Happy to receive couples as well as singles.

    Any help around the house will be greatly appreciated, including cooking evening meals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom with Queen Bed on main floor.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is lots ot see and do in the area. There is easy access to the Shuwasp Lake, and the famous Larch Hills mountain bike trails are right out our back door. Access to several ski hills within our hours drive.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Flexible max 25 hours a week

Host ref number: 13571836974d

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