Active retired couple looking for some extra hands with our gardens in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada



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    We are retired couple about 60 years old but very very active and quite healthy and love meeting people. We have a pond and flower garden around it which is just lovely to enjoy with the small waterfall. Our farm is walking distance to Shuswap lake with Canoe beach and there are walking trails in the forest on the way to the beach. Canoe is a small community with stir, post office and a coffee roasting facility also our farm is 6 km from salmon arm and there is a bus system in place and we have a bike for riding around Our farm is close to Larch hills with trails up that give spectacular view of lake and farms Please no smoking or pets, some have allergies here.

  • 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
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have lots of knowledge about gardening and can help people learn about how to grow flowers and vegetables and natural fertilizer methods. The very nearby Shuswap lake is just lovely to enjoy with clean water in which to swim, paddle board and boat. You have use of our bicycles so you can explore the back trails or get to the beach or town.

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    We have a rather large garden, or should i say 3 gardens and it just needs taken care of such as weeding and harvesting. Also you can learn how to do canning and dehydrating. We also have two greenhouses that we have lots of plants that We grow in the garden This is not a commercial venture just large family run hobby. Some days we have bigger jobs that require helpers to work till the job is finished eg, lifting garlic from the field and lay to dry, or planting in the fall so we may work a long day to get the job done but when finished we take it easier and have a short day. Most of our daily chores involve picking peas beans lettuce kale berries for our kitchen and freezer and it is fun to work in the garden together as many hand make little work and delicious healthy meals come from our efforts.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You can choose to stay in a class C motor home that is just under a heron rookery in large trees or you can stay in a room with a queen bed and a shared bathroom. Our house is very large with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms . Internet and TV available. Unlimited phone is also available to only Canada and USA. We love cooking delicious meals together and have a very large kitchen as well as two other kitchens in our house. We hope you will enjoy the making and eating together of our meals with us. We have rv parking

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The town of Salmon Arm is about 6 km away with some bus service but we go to the town many times per week and you could catch a ride with us. The Shuswap lake is about one km away to a lovely beach. There are numerous logging trails and a park with waterfall. You could bike there or just explore this beautiful area. You have use of our bicycles so you can explore the back trails or get to the beach or town. Also we have a paddle board and an air filled boat that you can enjoy on the lovely lake during your stay.

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    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 have a nice camping spot with power and water for van or motor home

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 319151149752