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Help us with our hobby farming on the Canadian Westcoast in Victoria

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  • Last activity: 24 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a vibrant family of four adults and four young adults aged 21-25 - two boys and two girls. We have dogs, cats, and a 100 year old house which always seems to be a natural gathering place. Our prop erty is a seven acre, sunny slice of heaven in Metchosin BC, just 30 minutes west of Victoria. Enjoy a morning coffee on the deck overlooking the ocean and mountains. Nearby are some of the best beaches and hikes on the south island. We operate a small hobby farm and we would love to host someone with gardening skills.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Whether you are interested in practicing english, exploring the wilderness of Vancouver Island, or developing cooking, gardening or construction skills, our house offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to learn.

  • Help


    Volunteering will vary according to what needs to be done as well as skills being offered. Projects we always need help with: gardening, pulling invasive weeds, woodwork, painting.

    October- ideally, we are looking for either a couple, or two friends who are comfortable sharing accommodation (queen bed). Prefer those looking for a longer stay (one month).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have several types of accommodation available depending on what's happening on the property at the time of your stay. You'll either be in the cabin with it's own bathroom & kitchenette; a private bedroom with shared bathroom in the main house; or the suite. Each space is quiet, and perfect for up to two people.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transit exists but can be a challenge in this neighbourhood, so having your own car is definitely an advantage. We are close to The Galloping Goose - a walk/bike path which takes you into town. It's about 1.25 hrs by bike to downtown Victoria. A 1 hr drive northwest takes you past Sooke and onto a rugged part of Vancouver Island's coast. There are several good beaches out there as well as access to the Juan de Fuca Trail.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 3945486284de

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