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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around 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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 259994322616