Enjoy a beautiful hobby farm life and learn how to homestead on Vancouver Island, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are an organic farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.

    There is a large organic garden to tend to, and at the moment our furry/feathered friends consist of chickens, turkeys, ducks, guinea fowl, a peacock, rabbits, goats - 2 mamas and 4 babies, 3 dogs, and a horse!

    Accommodations may be the cute garden house with a sleeping loft (shown in the photos), or possibly a spacious rustic cabin, when available.
    We really like to tune into our helpers’ strengths and give them tasks that work for them. We are very easy going and flexible and mostly let our helpers make their own hours (other than the morning and evening caring for the animals) and chose the projects best suited to them.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can enjoy our beautiful hobby farm and learn how we homestead on Vancouver Island! Learn about organic/permaculture gardening and animal husbandry.

  • Help


    We are looking for help maintaining our expansive Permaculture gardens, chicken coops, chopping/stacking firewood, painting, renovations inside and outside our home. Cooking/baking, help with cleaning, planting/harvesting veggies and processing/canning. Feeding and caring for animals, mucking out their stalls. Depending on the time of year, projects may vary.
    Building/woodworking skills are a definite plus!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Private garden house/tiny home with loft sleeping area and front porch to hang out.
    There is also a beautiful, rustic cabin, occasionally available to couples.
    Shared kitchen is in the main house, Workaway bathroom is outdoors (water and electricity, no heat)
    Our door is always open to hang and share free time and meals.
    Breakfast and lunch food is provided for you to prepare. Dinner is cooked for you most nights (we have had some Workawayers who have loved to cook for us :)
    Lunch and dinner are not provided on your days off unless otherwise arranged with host.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming hole and hiking at the end of our road, horseback riding, farmers markets, short distance to ocean and also many amazing sights and hiking trails nearby.
    LGBTQ friendly

  • 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 per day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 328126725914