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Help us with our hobby farming on the west coast in Victoria, Canada

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  • Last activity: 22 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    UPDATE AUGUST 2024:
    We are ideally looking for...
    • available from August 1st to 27th (the entire period) **
    • two people between the ages of 22 to 35
    (either travelling together, or happy to share a living space with another workawayer)
    • happy & comfortable working outdoors in a variety of tasks as you'll be helping us maintain the property & gardens (lawn mowing, weeding, leaf blowing, weed whacking, compost, watering, wood chopping & stacking, pressure washing, cleaning, pitching in on projects, etc.)
    • carpentry skills are a huge bonus!
    • has their own vehicle OR happy to be independent in their off time. Transit is limited, but does exist here. You are always welcome to get a ride into town with us when we're going, and there may be the possibility of renting a vehicle for days off.

    UPDATE SEPTEMBER to DECEMBER
    We are ideally looking for...
    • one person, or a couple/friends willing to share accommodation
    • between the ages of 22 to 35
    • able to stay for at least one month (preference will be given to those who can commit to entire period)
    • comfortable with a variety of outdoor tasks as you will be helping us prepare the property for winter.
    • carpentry skills are a huge bonus!
    • has their own vehicle OR happy to be independent in their off time. Transit is limited, but does exist here. You are always welcome to get a ride into town with us when we're going, and there may be the possibility of renting a vehicle for days off.


    Hi!

    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 property 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 a variety of skills, and an eagerness to jump in on any project!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    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

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our current project is to finish up the new workaway suite-- perhaps you can jump in & help us finish it when you arrive!

    In the meantime, there are plenty of places for you to stay depending on what's on the go at the time. Enjoy the cabin amongst the garry oaks. The loft bedroom in the barn suite. Or one of the spacious bedrooms in our home-- stunning views guaranteed!

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 3945486284de

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