Join a couple living off-grid and help with goats and DIY in Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are looking for people who like goats (animals in general), farming and living off-grid. At the moment our farm is still in the growing phase and we hope it will be a profitable venture someday. We are raising goats under challenging conditions, sometimes goats get butchered on the farm and the meat will be sold. We are building a farm as well as working off the farm.

    We are a couple with already four grown children. Our 22 years old daughter is living with us in the house. The others live in Vancouver and Whitehorse, from time to time they come visit us at the farm, so that we can spend time with our granddaughter.

    Daily business is doing general farm chores and taking care of the animals: Feeding our goats, chicken and dogs, cuddle them if they want to and make sure they are all fine and happy. We need some help with building things for example maintaining the barn and the fences. We have a portable sawmill for milling lumber.

    If living a self sustained lifestyle and farming interests you and you have some skills you are willing to share, we’d love to have you stay for awhile.

    For us it’s really important that the workawayers are happy at our place and that we have good communications. We want you to feel welcome and be part of our family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    The Yukon is an iconic place to explore. Mount Sima is just a 20 minutes drive away where you can go skiing and snowboarding in winter. Whitehorse is a nice city with some museums, cafés, cute shops in downtown and the Canada Game Center with a swimming pool and other indoor sport activities. Around Whitehorse there are a lot of activities you can do for example canoeing on the Yukon River, hiking in the mountains around and Alaska is just a couple for hours away. From October to April you also have a chance to see the northern lights.

    We love to meet new people from all around the world and learn from spending time with each other. We can show you how to do general farm work and are open to new ideas.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need someone who doesn’t mind being outside a lot and being around animals, specifically goats. Skills in building barn/ shed/ feeder construction would be greatly appreciated. Our house also needs someone who can help with the minor chaos within, a few hours would do it, if you’re willing to cook dinner, even better.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can understand a small amount of German and French and am willing to work around language barriers

  • Accommodation


    In summer (April to September) we can accommodate workawayers in a tiny self-made cabin which we call the „treehouse“ and a campervan that is connected to plumbing with a flush toilet (both suitable for two people). The workawayers have access to the main house with a bathroom and shower, plus a kitchen, dining and living room.

    For the winter months we also have a bedroom with two beds inside the house.

We would like to share meals, and provide the food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live near Whitehorse, Yukon with an international airport. Car rentals are available, if you want to go exploring for a few days. Activities in the land of the midnight sun are limitless. It’s a great place to be, check it out.

    We hope to make your stay enjoyable.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are off grid but can provide a power connection if needed

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 283831117175

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