Help out on a 160 acre mountainside permaculture farm in Creston (Kootanays) British Columbia, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family with a 160 acre mountainside permaculture farm in Creston (Kootanays) British Columbia looking to evolve into a sustainable community. We share the land, thus far, with a Waldorf teacher, dairy goats, Norwegian Fjord horses, bees, bunnies, heirloom chickens, ducks, geese, 2 year-round creeks, both grizzly and black bear, cougar, coyotes, plus the rest of the wild ones, wildcrafting and herb processing. We believe in gentle footsteps on Mother Earth, being present and pleasant, aromatherapy and yoga.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn and experience a new, yet ancient, way of growing food and medicine. Find out what has happened in the animal husbandry field over the last 50 yrs... how we have listened and learned from the animals, how to care for them using natural methods and herbology for livestock. It is also fascinating to see the interaction of the animals... bunny meets duck! The horses are our lawn mowers!
    From a cultural perspective, all human experiences are openly shared and not considered taboo here. Many have left the land feeling amazed at the openness and peace of mind the time here has given.

  • Help


    We believe in Sepp Holzer style permaculture, as we have a similar mountain ecosystem. Help is needed in the permaculture garden, animal care, especially horse whisperers wanted! Restoration of the old horse barn, different types of fencing, gravity water system and reestablishing creeks and pond systems, swale and mound orchard care are some project examples.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We have a spacious loft in the main house, tenting, 2 barn hay lofts, a summer cabin arriving this month, and a 10x10 donated building to set up.
    Meals are shared 3xs day, with lots of snacks, 2nd breakfast, 11sies for hobbits! We believe in raw goat milk, our own eggs, meat from goats, birds, wild deer, bought/traded from other organic farms is eaten sparingly.
    House and Farm Customs document and New Farmer application are necessary.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is 20 minutes from town, husband going in daily for work. Rides can be arranged. There is soooo much beauty in this valley with different mountains and creeks to explore. Kootanay lake is not far, we do day trips often in the summer. There are wineries, farm tours, fishing lakes, hiking/biking trails, big farmer's market, and Nelson (Shambhala festival) is just over the highest mountain pass in Canada.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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