Looking for farmhands in Slocan Valley, Canada

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    I moved to the Slocan Valley in 2016. It has been all the peace and quiet and opportunity to provide my own food that I imagined. There's always projects and problem solving and it feels good to be doing it myself and with the help of neighbours. I'm a very grateful part of a small community of doers.

    We got farm status in January 2019! We grow a small crop of garlic (Just harvested, August 2019) and have a flock of ducks for "commercial" purposes. We grow our own blueberries/raspberries/ strawberries/apples/plums and a bunch of veggies.

    In September I plan to construct a giant geodesic dome that will serve as the woodshop and climbing gym. It's already sitting in pieces in my yard... time to put it up!

    It's prime time for floating the Slocan River, and a great time to stay in general. See you soon :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Slocan Valley is a very do-it-yourself place. People are relaxed but super handy. Useful hippies. It's also a paradise of mountains and pristine lakes and rivers. There's climbing and paddling and outdoor adventures everywhere.

  • Help

    Help

    Building stuff
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    - Finish the deck (40 hrs)
    - build geodesic dome (many, many hours)
    - liner into cold plunge pool outside the sauna, build deck around it (40 hrs)

    Farm Stuff
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    - Harvest Apples (September) and can (40 hrs)

    Board Game Store
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    I also run a board game store 3 nights a week in Nelson. If that sounds like it's up your alley you can come along to play or help out!

    General upkeep
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    Mow lawn (4 hrs/week)
    Weed whack (4 hrs/week)
    Water... everything (1 hr/day)
    Pick food and prep meals (as much as we want)
    Firewood

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your own private camper with stove, fridge, sink.

    There is some communal food available from the gardens, eggs, and basics like flour, sugar, etc. I would be especially keen to get a communal dinner every night if dietary preferences allow.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I like to work in the morning's when it's cool and go spend the hot hours in the afternoon in the river (can walk 10 minutes to the river or drive to lots of nice spots). Floating the river is a so mellow and nice. there's a couple sections of small rapids that are exciting in an explorer 200 :) In the evenings I do some more work when it cools down.

    I try to get out climbing or mounatineering or canoeing at least once a week.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Despite being in the Slocan Valley with no cell service, we do have good internet (good enough for streaming video and video calls at least).

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    It's a farm! Lots of space for campers. I've leveled a new building site in the woods which would be prime camper van real estate :)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets have to be able to be around ducks without killing them, and also able to get along with other dogs (3 on the property). There is a 1-strike rule for pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 225248341491

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