Stay on Salt spring Island this and help on our organic farm, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Located in the Cranberry Valley farming community on Salt Spring Island, right by Mount Maxwell Provincial Park, 6 km to Ganges and around the corner from Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, our small permaculture farm is home to numerous plants and animals. Our 5 acre farm always has things to-do. Workers will help with gardening ,renovation projects and general maintenance on the property.

    We are very food focused and offer delicious, healthy meals to share with our guests. Our home is health focused so we don't allow smoking in our living/shared areas home but respect our guests choices in their own time and space.

    We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, plus chickens and ducks.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in 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

    Gardening, building skills, cooking, harvesting, pruning, general maintenance.

  • Help


    We are looking for one or two people to assist on a number of renovation and garden maintenance projects.

    We propose approx 25 hour work exchange per week for the provision of accommodation, basic food staples, fruits and vegetables grown on our land and sharing of our knowledge and experience.

    Ideally, the people we are looking for have the following qualities:

    • an interest in building and making things

    • Knowledge and experience growing and gardening

    • Motivated, creative, enthusiastic/positive, hard-working, enjoy working independently and the satisfaction of a good day's work

    • Passionate about organic food, creating healthier, more fulfilling ways of living, with a desire to learn about carpentry and permaculture

    • Wanting to live on Salt Spring Island for the summer

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In the summer accommodation is in a private forest with furnished canvas tents on platforms, an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, accessory solar power and outdoor shower. The miner’s canvas tents (shared for a couple, private for singles) are more like very basic square yurts than tents. There is a central kitchen tent with propane stove, potable water and wood stove. In the cooler seasons we host travelers in our home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Salt Spring is an amazing, vibrant, island community with nice beaches, great swimming lakes and lots going on all summer. Winter is quieter and more suited for introspection and relaxation.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week

House and grounds
Kitchen tent
Sleeping tent.
Tiny home in progress
Main house living room
Main house kitchen
kitchen garden

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Host ref number: 235854626116