Heritage Farm on Vancouver Island, Canada

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Canada

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    17/03/2020

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    92.9 %

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    within 3 days

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5, living on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. We love animals and have lots of them including dogs, cats, goats, bunnies, chickens, pigs, ducks and horses.

    The farm was built in 1885 and comprised of 600 acres around Sidney in North Saanich. It is now 9 acres and all the livestock is for pleasure rather than production! We have a large garden with fruit trees and vegetables. You can have fresh lettuce, spinach etc. from the garden and enjoy a healthy meal whenever you wish.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange should benefit both parties and although we have a European based culture workawayers can learn about the way Canadians and particularly Vancouver Islanders look at the world. Not only do the host and traveller benefit but there is much exchange, comparison and learning between travellers.

  • Help

    Help

    The help includes general building maintenance, gardening and animal care. Daily animal chores are feeding, stall/housing cleaning, or walking the dogs.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room in our log house with shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is 25 mins (walking) from Sidney and a little closer to bus routes to Victoria. We also offer bikes to use.
    The Swartz Bay ferry terminal and airport are close as well (5 mins). Depending on your arrival time, we are happy to pick you up.

    We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Send us a message if you have any further questions about the farm.

    Cheers
    Sue & Chris

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 per day, 5 days a week

The dogs, Luna and Keenan, love to go for a swim.
Garden
We love to go out on our boat and visit the Gulf Islands.

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