Animal lovers (alpacas, horses, chickens, cats) Gardeners, Builders, Artists, Musicians to be a part of our organic farm in BC, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family living on a beautiful, organic farm in Little Fort, BC, close to famous Wells Grey Park with plenty of outdoor activities within minutes away. Our family of animals is ever-growing with alpacas, horses, chickens, and cats, as well our place is amazing for bird watchers. I am a health practitioner for over 20 years and have made a transition over the last few years to pursue my dreams to be closer to nature. My children are gems, they are polite, and easy to get along with, always enthralled to meet new people.

    A little about our organisation's Mission:
    This certified organic property of 208 acres represents an existing sustainable ecosystem of great diversity. ​​The potential is tremendous and ideal in creating a commune for experience and education in ecological conscious projects. The potential allows the development of healthy agricultural and building practices that promote wellbeing. It’s diversity in wildlife and temperate zoning has potential as a year­-round educational resource for the community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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

    I was born in Asia and am a professional health practitioner in the US for over 20y. We are a multi-cultural family. I would be delighted to host someone who can offer exposure of a different language/culture to my children (especially French, Spanish, Chinese). Travelling and the outdoors is our passion, I hope to share much of the great outdoor life with travelers.

    As a health practitioner I am involved in both Western science (psychoneuroendocrine immune (PNEI) researcher/Clinical Health Psychology) and Eastern medicine (Traditional Chinese Medicine), therefore I am very interested in listening and discussing topics of great diversity especially as it pertains to community well-being.

    Lastly, musicians of any level are welcome, a cultural exchange is at its best when expressed through music.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for 5h/day 5x/week work in the garden (weeding, harvesting, lawn mowing) and animal care (feeding, horse grooming (and riding - if experienced)). Other projects will be ongoing throughout the year that involve assistance in building (of new structures whether putting up tents/yurts/foundations), cleaning and maintenance (on existing structures), organization, art (murals, woodwork signs for the garden). Please specify what your skills are and we are sure to find the project to be mutually inspiring.

    No alcohol or drugs. No smoking.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Tagalog: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small private area (foldable floor mattress) with private shower/bathroom available, there is also an outdoor dome (glamping module) available and we are hoping to build an outdoor shower/bathroom facility this year. We ask that no shoes be worn in the private room. An outdoor kitchen will be available for use in the summer. There is a large sunroom for yoga that is available to you.

    Onsite camping by the river or on the pastures is an option if you have your own tent (and probably the best way to spend the wonderful summer months).

    We will provide a homecooked dinner. Groceries are 15min by car from our place and we are happy to take you shopping on one day of the week. We have bicycles available for your use.
    The garden is plentiful in the summer and late fall, hence much of the produce is harvested from the garden (vegetables and fruits) you are welcome to food in the garden at any time.

    Temperatures are comfortable in the 70s and 80s throughout the whole spring/summer/fall so camping is amazing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are several camping sites and hiking areas from 2500ft to 3800ft close by. Wells Grey Park is remarkable, riddled with waterfalls and amazing views. There is river rafting in the summer. We have a boat and would be happy to take you down the river if good weather conditions permit. Swimming in the lake is 15min away (we go 5x/week). We have many bicycles that simply need to be tuned up that you can use. Horseback riding is available on the property. Two ski resorts are close by, one which is Sun Peaks that has spectacular hiking and wildflower foliage in the summer/fall. The main town Kamloops is 45min away by car.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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