Come and join Canadian Farm help with some building and yard maintenance in Golden, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Denise and Loren are self directed independent, gardeners, carpenters, forester and logger. We operate a guest house for group bookings, have a large organic garden, maintain 15 km of xcountry ski trails and keep two retired horses.
    We offer comfortable, rustic, private accommodations in the Blaeberry near Golden. We have been hosting helpers since 2003 and to our knowledge our helpers have always left as friends. And if you want practice with your English skills, we can make sure you have time to practice with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are your typical Canadian lifestylers. Denise is a Forester and Loren is the local Firewarden in the summers and jack of all trades outside of fire season. We have 2 dogs and a pet pig. We like our helpers to enjoy the area and us. We grow much of our own food and cook both veggy and meaty. We enjoy helpers who want to learn new skills whether it is gardening, yard and trail maintenance, or helping with a new building project. Denise likes to encourage helpers to speak English and is always looking for opportunities to help them improve their language skills.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    In the spring and fall we usually do some building and yard maintenance. In the fall there is always firewood and trail maintenance. We like to have help in the kitchen, staying on top of weeds in the garden and bringing the garden in in late September. The lodge is a seperate building, rented as a self catered unit. Helpers generally do not help in the as we have a regular worker for this.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a 2 bedroom bunkhouse with a common gathering space, that has a TV for DVDs.

    Self serve breakfast. We provide lunch and dinner. If you have a food allergy we are happy to oblige.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 15 minutes from Golden, so if you mind the quiet, a car would be helpful. However we go to Golden twice a week and make sure that you get to know the area while you are here.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 417476662614