Farm with large organic garden, greenhouse, help out and experience Haida Gwaii, BC

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  • Last activity: 7 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    The farm is a homestead on 2 acres with a large Organic garden, 40 foot greenhouse, and one friendly dog.

    we grow and preserve some of our own food.
    I have 7 years experience hosting folks (before Covid), located 10km East of Masset, on Haida Gwaii.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    I have a pottery studio and am always doing something pottery related. we might sometimes be doing little pottery related jobs, let me know if you have experience with doing pottery in the past!

    - solo travellers or couples welcome, no children though.
    - I can't accommodate vegans or pure vegetarians,
    - please state any specific dietary concerns you might have in your emails

  • Help


    Some projects coming up are picking potatoes, tending to the garden, fixing things, bringing in firewood, pottery related maintenance...

    Other things we might need help with:
    getting seaweed from the beach / working the compost pile / picking and weeding / gardening / planting / weeding / firewood…

    Days are usually 5 hours help with the rest of the day to explore the area. Days are flexible with the weather, which is always changing here, some days longer, some shorter, with some nice days off in there to explore around...
    Part of being here is getting to check out this area which is easier when you have a home base. People can leave things here while they go explore. I have one bike to lend. I live in a small community, close to alot of interesting features.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Sleeping options:
    - tenting on the property, (two person tent and thermarests and extra blankets available),
    - small uninsulated cabin

    Showers and internet are available though I'd prefer to not host anyone who play video games every day or need to be online all day, the internet signal is good but only in the house (no cell signal on most the property).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surrounding area includes beautiful old-growth rainforest 3min walk, ocean 10min walk, berry picking, great community. Focus is on eating local, seasonal and stored vegetables, local meat (fresh and canned): salmon, deer, seafood, fresh rolled oats, wood cookstove...

    Easy access to surrounding attractions which include Tow hill, North Beach, Haida art and Totems in Old Massett, unusual bogs, hiking trails, fishing, crabbing, a great Haida art museum (in Skidegate), beachcombing and miles of beach to yourself (or almost).
    Every season has it's perks, In the fall there's salmon running and wild mushrooms. There's also a bike you can use.

    I'm interested in music, people and languages from other parts of the world.
    Looking forward to hear from you, Please state what you're interested to learn and your previous gardening experience in email.
    (vous pouvez m'ecrire en francais)

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    electricity and parking is available

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 394955761842

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