Help with garden, animals and renovation around my house in the Gulf Island of Salt Spring Island, Canada



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  • Description


    I live on Salt Spring Island - it is one of the most beautiful islands in Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Canada, Province of British Columbia. My 6 acers property consists of 2 stories house, a beautiful garden with fruit trees, vegetable garden and I also have chickens! The house is situated in the middle of the island close to all Ferry terminals, center village Ganges and beautiful beaches. From the house the tourist trails lead to the tops of the hills and to numerous lakes where you can swim all year round. The average temperature on the island is from 10m to 25 degrees Celsius. From the island you can easily take day trips to Vancouver and Victoria.

    I have been hosting WorkAways for the last 5 years, work is easy and fun.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn how to do weeding, planting trees, pruning, harvest, canning. You can cook and bake with me.
    Salt Spring Island has a lot to offer - it is fill of artisan people, musicians, local produce and you can enjoy our local lay back lifestyle.

  • Help


    At this moment I'm doing renovation and I am looking for help with carpentry, building, painting. Also with gardening, housekeeping and help with my chickens. Help will vary by season, for example in autumn will be lots of fruit picking. Of course you are welcome to eat all my delicious apples and pears!

    I would like volunteers to show initiative and to offer help rather than being asked.
    I cannot accommodate special dietary requirements or other health issues. Sorry!
    The farm is 100% smoke free (yes! all kinds)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A spacious trailer in the garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Salt Spring is the most popular location for visitors to the Gulf Islands. It is a friendly place and offers many things to see and do. There are several hiking trails. Hiking, walking, swimming, kayaking, bicycling and boating are very popular activities.

    You can come to the island from Vancouver by ferry to Long Harbor or from Victoria to Fulford Harbor. The local buses will take you to the main town Ganges and from there I will come to pick you up.

  • 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

    5 hours or up to 5 hours a day and depend of tasks and week, 5 days in a week

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Host ref number: 284442835418