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



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    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
    ~ weeding and planting 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around 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 generally connect with those who are seeking a healing lifestyle.

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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 COOK. We are very motivated people and tend to keep pretty active with projects around the house and yard.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a private 19" travel trailer.

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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