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Help with childcare on our family farm on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

  • Canada
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  • Last activity: 04/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We run an small organic produce and flower farm on Salt Spring Island, BC. Our farm is a vibrant community with lots of activity, close to the village of Ganges and situated by beautiful Bullock Lake. We run a CSA program with farm pickups, a summer camp, and events. We have two children ages 4 and 7 who love creative play and being part of a wholesome, active organic farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our farm is a vibrant place, with multiple families on-site and lots of opportunity for social connection and learning. We are walking distance to our island's main town, and well connected to many island families and businesses. Our 24-acre farm is a beautiful place, with three acres of mixed gardens, including produce, berries, and flowers. We also run youth programs for teens and young kids.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for childcare help for our two children ages 4 and 7, with some associated help around our house. Help preparing a meal now and then would be a huge bonus, but not necessary!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a small but picturesque cabin with a loft bed and views of Bullock Lake. The cabin is equipped with a small stove and fridge for simple meals (breakfast, lunch). Most dinners would be shared with our family or available to pick up in our kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Salt Spring Island is a beautiful place, with three small villages, many beaches and hiking trails, and lots of travelers. There is bus service around the island, and our farm is only 2km from the nearest town. Our farm is beside Bullock Lake, and we have a dock that can be enjoyed during time off.

    Our farm is a busy place, with 12 people living on site and 3-4 farm staff. There are many opportunities to socialize, but plenty of space for quiet as well. We have an open, friendly, and inclusive community, and encourage anyone who lives on the farm to feel like part of the family.

  • 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

    We have high-speed internet access across our farm, and plenty of space for quiet work.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 337557126213

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