Family homestead in the heart of Slocan Valley, Winlaw, BC Canada

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  • Last activity: 21/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    If you want to experience a slice of heaven on earth, we might be right for you. We are a 10 acre family homestead in Winlaw, BC. This is the heart of the Slocan Valley! Life here is special. We raise poultry as well as a large garden. Workaway volunteers will help in the family garden as well as with the various projects that go with homestead life.

    Workawayers will not be helping with any produce at all that is sold and only with produce that is for our own private consumption.

    Daily help will vary from day to day according to the seasons. We have a small cabin, a trailer with a wood stove,and camping spots to stay in. Food will be provided if you’re helping 4-5 hours a day . Most times will need to do your own cooking and clean up, however we enjoy shared meals sometimes as well.

    I am a Health Canada Licensed Hemp and Cannabis farmer. Employees from the community work on the farm seasonally. I cannot offer workaway guests paid employment at this time. You will need to have enough monetary funds to supply your own personal needs.

    Please bring appropriate clothing and foot wear as well as a good head light or flashlight .World class outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, and mountain biking are all close by.

    😊 we are especially looking for kitchen helper carpenters or pottery assistants for my artist wife.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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 involved in local First Nations community and NAC members. We have sweat lodges regularly as well as other ceremonies.

  • Help


    Family homestead and garden help. We are always busy . Fire wood, and putting the farm to rest for winter will be some of the upcoming projects. Cooking skills are always appreciated. We are drying and canning garden produce and wild mushrooms. Carpentry skills are awesome. I have been slowly rebuilding a small house over the last 10 years. There’s still drywall to hang, painting,a bathroom to tile the floor etc. I also have two school busses that are being renovated. If you have computer or social media skills, I am developing my online presence and could use help.
    Workawayers will not be helping with any produce at all that is sold and only with produce that is for our own private consumption.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Small cabin, trailer with a wood stove, and camping (wall tent with woodstove) 2 school busses are here. They need a bit of work, but will be great places to stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Area is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true. Every day I am amazed at how much amazing thing there are to do here. If you love nature and the outdoors, This is paradise! There’s a local bus service to Nelson and the shops and restaurants in Winlaw are walking distance 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Anyone traveling with dogs must keep the dogs from chasing or killing ducks and chickens. If the dogs don’t chase the poultry, they are welcome to be off leash.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 144458426276

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