Horse care and exercise, gardening help around the farm and house chores around our family home in British Columbia, Canada



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  • Description


    I own and live on a small hobby farm in the beautiful Bella Coola Valley, raising horses, chickens, and Border Collies. My home is a large wood frame house, with extra space to share. There are a number of outbuildings on the property, including a large (8 stall) barn, that is nearing completion. My daughter and I train and ride our horses, and I have recently been working with youth to offer a skill-building Equine Assisted Learning Program. With eleven horses, we are in need of extra hands to help with feeding, grooming, and exercising chores.

    Our property is conveniently located midway between the communities of Bella Coola and Hagensborg, with an abundance of cultural and outdoor recreation opportunities nearby. Easy access to both an outdoor and indoor equestrian facility is possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Immersion in life with horses is a significant benefit, along with the beautiful surrounding scenery and numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, grizzly bear viewing. Indigenous culture in the territory of the Nuxalk Nation.

    Comfortable semi-private accommodation is offered, along with delicious meals and independent access to cooking and other amenities.

  • Help


    Help is required with gardening, yard work, fencing, small building projects (raised beds), painting, preserving fruit and vegetables, gathering and stacking firewood, moving hay, and feeding and caring for horses (grooming as well as riding, if experienced). Some help is also required in storing and organizing within the house, as well as small interior finishing and decorating. Most work is "light" labour, and/or semi-skilled.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Semi-private accommodation within main house. Private bedroom and sitting/rec room; private entrance; shared kitchen; shared bath; large yard. Some meals can be provided, as well as food and access to kitchen for personal cooking. Vegetarian options may be available. Ideal for couple or two friends travelling together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Bella Coola Valley is located in the Heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, on the Central Coast of BC Canada. The Valley has a temperate climate that encompasses the Coast Mountains, glacial rivers & inland regions. Many outdoor recreation activities are available during the spring and summer months. Numerous hiking trails, ancient cedars, fresh and saltwater fishing, indigenous cultural exposure, wildlife viewing opportunities, and friendly people abound.

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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

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    Hours expected

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

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