experience country life in rural BC



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    My husband and I live on a 76 acre farm in the North Okanagan of BC. We have our faithful dog Ginger who makes everyone welcome. We live 28 km from the nearest town and enjoy the peace and quiet that surrounds us. We have a large garden, a commercial raspberry patch and fruit trees. We also raise some chickens and a few pigs. In the summer we put food up for the winter, canning, freezing, drying. We are looking for help in the spring bringing in firewood. Starting in April when the gardening starts in earnest. We will need someone during berry season, mid-June to August for help picking strawberries and raspberries and work in the garden in general. Depending on the weather and time of year, we usually work in the mornings and evenings when it is a bit cooler and spend the afternoons cooling off at the nearby Shuswap River or at Mabel Lake. In the fall we would like someone who will help us with harvesting of fruit and the garden. We enjoy meeting travellers from all over and helping them discover the joy of rural living. If you are interested, we would love to meet you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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 live a simple life in the country, raising the food we eat and gathering the wood to heat our house. Many people today have lost touch with where their food comes from and time spent growing, picking and preserving helps one to appreciate the good things we have.

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    We have many different tasks that need doing and they vary depending on the time of year. In the spring we'll be preparing garden beds and planting. In the spring e will be bringing in firewood for the winter and repairing fences that have winter damage. In the summer it will be picking berries and weeding and in the fall the jobs will be harvesting and putting food up for the winter, canning, freezing, drying.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a cabin in the woods, it is about 5 minutes walk from the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live near the Shuswap River and Mabel Lake and about an hours drive from many hiking trails in the Monashee Mountains. We encourage travellers to spend some time exploring these beautiful natural areas.

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    • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5-7 days a week

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Host ref number: 19565349464d