Come and learn about the farming lifestyle on our paradise in Van Anda, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Down to earth welcoming and caring family of 3. We live on 65 hectares of forest with ponds on Texada Island in BC. Farm is housing 3 of us with 1 dog, 2 cats, 8 Morgan horses, two cows, 5 Nubian goats, few chickens, 2 ducks, 1 piggy the pet and lots of birds, frogs, bats and deer. We were told, we are living in paradise. Yes we do live in the paradise constantly growing. We have gardening and building projects. Fences always needs repairs and land needs landscaping.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    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

    In last 7 years we had many volunteers from all around the world staying with us from 2 weeks to 8 months. It was a nice experience to learn from them and their learning from us, about our fully sustainable life style here on the farm/ranch. Living with animals is very rewarding and life learning experience.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Every day we have to feed our animals so that mean no free weekend but we do have free hours every day. Sometime we just feed animals and sometime we work till project is finished. ..meaning sometime there is a more work and sometime is less. On the farm with animals chores are always unpredictable. We do organic gardening, manufacture organic fertilizers (no manures). Somettime we have to fix fencing or make new one. We want to make shelters for our horses and cows. Horses do have their rooms in the building but outside shelters would be nice. We have some new buildings that we work on to finnish so there is opportunity to learn carpentry skills. We do collect firewood and falling the trees. We have also started offering farm stay accommodations for tourists so we have guests on the farm. Mostly families with children.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Private room with shared rest of the open concept large house. Day starts around 8 :00 am. with feeding animals first. Everybody is cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In time off there are swimming places around. Hiking or biking. We provide ride to the town if wanted. We must say that was not often desire of our volunteers to leave the farm for city. Farm is big, open with many things to do and see.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 235527159447