Join our family and learn about herbal medicine in Vancouver Island, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    We are a family of 4 who live in a beautiful beachside community on Vancouver Island. We own and operate a herbal medicine business from our home. We have a small store in our front yard where both tourists and locals can find herbal remedies for their ailments.

    We love to share in the many projects that we have on the go however the most important piece for us is with meal preparation and planning. We ask that there be 5 days of lunches and dinners prepared and 2 days off. If you love to work with organic ingredients and eat healthy food, we'd love to have the support.

    A few of the other tasks would be:
    ~ harvesting medicines
    ~ keeping the gardens
    ~ learning about the medicinal properties of plants & helping to make products
    ~ cleaning the chicken coop and collection of eggs

    We prefer those who can stay 2 weeks and longer.

    We are a 2 minute walk to a swimming river and a 7 minute walk to Saratoga Beach (shown in pictures). Our neighbourhood is very peaceful with many trails and outdoor activities to enjoy.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have an incredible natural world at our doorsteps. There are plenty of trails, hikes, beaches, and rivers to explore. We love to share in all things plant medicines and are happy to share in this.

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    Our perfect fit would be those who have a love for the natural world and are interested to learn more about plant-based healing. We invite those who have a desire to eat organic food and love to share in the cooking roles. We are very motivated people and tend to keep pretty active with projects around the house and yard.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Aug 15th - Sept 30th the accommodation is a large tent. Beyond these dates there will be a bedroom or private 19" travel trailer. Both include wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The following are all within walking distance from our house; Miracle Beach Park, Saratoga Beach, Salmon Point, Oyster River. Some AMAZING places to explore on days off; Hornby Island, Denman Island, Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Mount Washington, Horne Lake Caves, Coombs, Tofino, Qualicum and the list goes on...

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Several coastal trails and hikes nearby.
Our local beach.
Inside our Apothecary (herbal store)
One of the gardens in our yard.

Host ref number: 151838188581