Help out on a family owned small scale permaculture and progressive cold climate farm near Dawson Creek BC, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    ** Update ** There have been a few changes on the farm this year: Due to work pressure, we have only Dogs, Cats, and Horses at this time (plus the Llama) all the getting ready for winter things are still in full swing, and there is a lot that you could experience. The chickens, goats, pigs though are taking a break. ** This is temporary and we will return to full livestock soon! **

    Our young family (Jaime, Jennifer + Children Marcus, Hadrian and William) owns and operates a small scale permaculture and progressive cold climate agriculture farm on 125 acres near Dawson Creek BC, historic start of the Alaska Highway. We grow and products of all types for our family, and our consumption. have a small creamery for cheese production, make several types of cured meats, and we are constantly experimenting different growing methodologies. Our goal is to push back the months of food and produce winter drought in the far north, and advance practical methods for high latitude food security.

    Additionally, the stables is a breeding and training facility for Hanoverian Warmbloods, we have a W line stallion on the farm, and a variety of horses, from broodmares, yearlings, and training prospects. You might even get to go for rides if you have the skills.

    Many of our guests are traveling the Historic Alaska Highway, or traveling to and from other work away hosts in Fort St John, Grande Prairie, Taylor, Tumbler Ridge, Prince George, Chetwynd, Williams Lake, Quesnel and further points south.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

  • 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 have focused on the ease of homesteading skills, we produce all our own cleaning and household products, as well as all our own food as much as possible. Canada is a wonderfully diverse culture, and we love the exchange with our guests, and we aim to expose our visitors and guests to the beauty of the people and young heritage of our part of the world.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Whether is is milking goats, making cheese, sampling and curing bacon (or other ethically raised meat products) baking breads, picking fruit, or sawing timber and building outbuildings, our days are diverse, and we are very likely to do what we can to select projects for your stay that suit your interests and abilities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have private bedrooms, for singles or couples. Additionally we have a two bedroom suite for small groups, and detached cabins for artist in residence, or artisan retreats. We offer pretty fine meals x3 a day in addition to your stay, and look forward to tasting some of your cuisine if you would like to have a go at cooking!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a wide variety of activities both on and off the farm, from small craft sailing, horseback riding, hiking, hunting, and fishing. Rock climbing, art galleries and farmers markets, local concerts, and many many more. Please let us know what kind of things you like to do in your time off, and we will do what we can to facilitate it!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    It seems to average out to 4-5 hours, some days are very quiet. Some days we are powering through to finish a project. Our goal is that we are sensitive to the needs of the farm, and the needs of our guests. We don't track hours, or force you to clock in

Host ref number: 231623984151