Join us at our homestead in the Slocan Valley, BC, Canada



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    We're queer homesteaders. Our homestead is located on a large communal property in the Slocan Valley BC. There are many interesting straw bale structures on site, a pottery studio and teaching space, a swimming pond and sauna. I keep bees, chickens, ducks and angora rabbits as well as have a small dried medicinal tea business and process and spin and dye wool using simple and natural methods in my spare time. We're wanting support with as many of these projects as you're interested and able to help with and are happy to teach. My partner is a local foods chef who is often away cooking in the summer and I am a nursing student busy in the fall and winter with school. We live moments away from an incredible foot path and biking trail as well as from beaches at the Slocan River and lake. We're about a 10-15 minute drive in both directions from ammenities and 2 really sweet communities, Winlaw and the Village of Slocan.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Opportunities to learn about small scale animal farming, esp, honey production and wool processing as well as about local medicinal plants and natural dye techniques.

  • Help


    The priority is someone willing and able to do the animal chores in the morning and at the end of the day. We will also need some help building another fence for our ducks and a better shelter for our hay and feed. Nothing too complicated, again, happy to teach. Also help with gardens and food preservation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Tent and/or your own yurt. Bathroom and kitchen are shared.

    we are able to provide breakfast and dinner and lunch as part of the exchange. snack foods are up to you to procure. You will have your own spot in the kitchen to store food and we provide the basics.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    hiking, biking, swimming, mountain biking, hot springs, as well as world renowned musical festivals and a vibrant local food and art culture that supports lots of great cafes, restaurants, and galleries. There is also a pottery studio on site with classes running throughout the summer.

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    • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 259994322616