Find us in BC's Interior and Experience Hobby Farm Living with a Young Family, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a friendly and hard-working young married couple living on a beautiful 5.5 acre hobby farm minutes from beautiful Kamloops, BC. And as of August 28th 2019 our beautiful baby girl Isla has made our family complete. Our property has a creek running through it that we can swim in the summer and is truly a Hidden Gem with lots of greenery and trees in the middle of a semi-arid desert. During the winter, we are protected from big winds in our little valley making it nice and bearable to work outside year-round.

    Our hobby farm includes horses, chickens, dogs and cats. We are hoping to expand to have more chickens, ducks and eventually pigs as we work on sustainable living. We also have a large shop to do mechanical work.

    Our property backs onto limitless Crown Land, there is lots of horseback riding, dirtbiking/quadding, camping, hiking and fishing that we enjoy. We are open and welcoming and enjoy sharing work duties and working as a team. We appreciate getting a lot of things done in a day. We love eating, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

    We share sit-down dinners together where we can catch up on our day. We make homemade meals from scratch and enjoy whole foods with the occasional treat. The other meals are made on your own.

    We love learning about other cultures and sharing our experience. We love teaching and learning and being around others that can offer the same!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Some of the benefits of staying with us is you will learn to cook Canadian meals and see how we manage a small farm. There is also the opportunity to learn basic mechanics and learn about horses and how to take care of them and even train them. We have an interesting life that revolves around doing what makes us happy while building a life that is sustainable and fun and we love sharing that with others who are interested. Sean speaks English and Brigitte speaks English and French, we don't focus on teaching English as we need Workawayers that have a good handle on speaking and understanding English as there isn't much room for error due to miscommunication when working around animals.

  • Help

    Help

    As we are very busy and work long days, we would most importantly like help with daily tasks such as house cleaning, laundry and cooking. Now that we have a baby we need the help even more than ever. Bookkeeping/data entry would be a HUGE help, no experience necessary as it is very simple. There is also some yard maintenance like cutting grass, weeding and shovelling snow during the winter.

    An important task is doing farm chores. Horse experience would be great to help with feeding, cleaning, grooming and even riding opportunities, of course we are more than happy to teach the basics.

    Taking care of 12 laying hens is also a daily task that is simple but need a to be dome on the daily.

    The schedules will be flexible as we sometimes require help evenings and weekends while we are around and need an extra hand, but some days work can be done on your own while we are working in town. We will respect the 5 hours a day for 5 days a week however if you are willing to somewhat follow our crazy schedules you are more than welcome to!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own bedroom with 1 queen bed that is actually the baby's nursery that we aren't using at the moment as she sleeps in our bedroom, in our 1,400 sq ft home that is shared with only ourselves (husband, wife, baby) and a dog and cat. The one bathroom will be shared as well as the common living areas/kitchen. The basement suite is rented out by our tenant.

    There is internet, cable TV and landline. There is limited cell phone reception and limited internet. We have a washer & dryer for clothes and a dishwasher.

    We keep the kitchen stocked with food to make your own food, we often share dinners which are usually made and eaten together to catch up on our day. You will be responsible for most of your breakfast and lunches and weekends are usually spontaneous for meals. We encourage you to cook ethnic meals for us to try! You can give us a list of what you would like from the grocery store or come shop with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no public transit available to get to our property, however you can get dropped off in town (Kamloops) for a few hours during the week day and driven back with our work schedules.

    There is lots to do around Kamloops on your time off, you can hang out with us, go hiking, skiing/snowboarding, enjoy craft breweries, wineries, fishing, boating, shopping, visit parks, biking, golfing, Wildlife Park, casino etc.

    We enjoy being around others who understand how much we appreciate getting all the chores done before relaxing or enjoying some time off. We love listening to music while we work and staying positive!

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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