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Live on a hobby ranch in beautiful BC, Canada

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  • Last activity: 05/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Spring will be the usual yard cleanup and getting the horses started again. We are travelling and will need someone that can house sit for the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May. June is already committed so there is no space available in June. There will be fencing and woodcutting pretty steady through the summerl. We will start on our winter wood supply in May and continue on to October if required. We usually burn about 22 cords of wood, a cord is 128 cubic feet.....so that is literally tons of firewood!


    Doug and Pat live on the 140 acre Ranch in beautiful BC, Canada. We have two grown boys .... one works in Alberta, one in Vancouver and a daughter that lives on the ranch, (with her dog),.... and works nearby in 100 Mile house. Doug and Pat are both retired and busy with keeping the ranch running. It is a big property and we have lots of projects to work on, as well as take care of 5 horses, 1 dog and 2 cats! We have an 8 year old and 13 year old mom/daughter Morgan horse combo that are in training and need lots of miles on them. Pat is a quilter and loves to spend her free time on quilting projects, Doug likes to be outside with the horses. We have been Work-a-way hosts now for 11 years and really enjoy the program. Common chores here are feeding the horses, gardening, cutting wood for winter, fixing fences, painting, cutting the grass....it never ends :) We enjoy having guests and learning about other peoples cultures and lives. We hope you will cook for us at least once while you stay! We like to play cards in the evenings, horseback ride, ski in the winter.


    We are starting to get the property ready to sell, so this will be one of our last workaway hosting years. We have had so many great experiences it will be hard to close it down.

    Our participation for workaway hosting is for our family and not a commercial venture, so we do not provide a salary or hourly wage.

    Sorry, we can not accommodate a vegan or vegetarian diet.

    Come and joins us for month or two!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    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 love to talk about our own travels and lives. We can share Canadian culture, we love to cook from recipes from all over the world...so we hope you like to eat!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Here are some other areas we need help.
    Fencing, house sitting, general maintenance, cutting firewood, mechanical repairs, yard chores, garden etc.
    Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate smokers or people with special dietary needs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a travel RV as a summer cabin for our work-a-way guests. It is a 24' camper with self contained bathroom, shower, kitchen. Very nice and clean! In the winter months we sometimes take guests in to our home with us, or we also have an outdoor cabin that is just used for a bedroom. We have a few options and usually sort that out with you in advance.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are at the base of Mt Timothy ski area, cross country and downhill, snowmobiling, ATV's, horseback riding, hiking

  • 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

    Can provide power and water on site. Guest would have to go to town to dump black water.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    in a limited way. No aggressive dogs. Must be very well behaved and owner must clean up after them

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    the usual workaway program (Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week), We are very flexible so it is a good experience for everyone

Host ref number: 149943763454

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