Quadra Island farm stay in Canada



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    Our farm has been in my husband's family for 40 years, and currently has goats, sheep, turkeys and chickens. With a big orchard, an extensive vegetable garden and greenhouse there are always lots of things to do! Most of the summer months we are making and storing food, as we produce most of what we eat. That takes a lot of hours and we could use an extra set of hands (or 20!) to pick the apples, grapes, nuts and berries that take over every waking moment at this time of year! If you are more of a build it kind of person, we have ditching, new eaves that need installing, fence lines that need moving, barn renovations, and new chicken tractors than need constructing. We work hard, eat well and live a drama free life with 2 respectful and engaging kids (6 and 14)., 2 dogs and 3 mainly outdoor cats. Our house is both smoke and drug free please.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Between us we have a wealth of knowledge about animal husbandry, soil building, gardening and food preservation. Bryce is a very experienced woodsman, and has hiked or canoed most anywhere you can think of in BC. If you want to know anything about life in the back country,he is your guy! Tara is often busy in the garden, or kitchen, and spends a lot of time making cheese and delicious food. We are both university educated and have made a conscious choice to live in a way that supports our ethical beliefs and the protection of our environment.

  • Help


    Experience isn't essential but a good attitude and initiative is! We have found that it works best for us if people are able to work fairly independently (we will show you how, don't worry!) and organize their own time

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, limited french

  • Accommodation


    We have a private room available in our home or if you prefer, some very nice tenting spots on the property. During the summer months, we are careful about our water usage.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Rebecca Spit Provincial Park is a 15 minute walk from the front door, and we are also close to great hiking trails, ocean and mountain biking.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

Spring in the orchard
This is us
I love our driveway!
The sheep family
We have a small herd of dairy goats
From the topp of Chinese Mountain hiking trail
The ferry to Quadra Island

Host ref number: 282686672584