Help with animals, home and garden in beautiful Twin Butte, AB, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We have an acreage on the edge of the Canadian Rockies. ( Million dollar view from the front porch) We live rural but where we live is on route to a very popular tourist destination in the summer, there are endless hiking trails , water, and beauty . We have opened a small front door ice cream business, which has really cut into our ability to maintain the acreage/ house duties.
    We have 35 goats ( lots of baby goats to play with !!) 16 chickens ( fresh farm eggs every day) , 2 peacocks , 3 cats , a dog, a puppy , and 3 children !! It's a busy place with alot to do. If you are an outdoorsy person you cannot get bored. We will be offering a free private room with a bathroom and free food. Because it is Rural and we don't have time to drive people around, we are offering the use of a spare vehical for anyone with a driver's license. In exchange we are hoping for some help keeping the house tidy, feeding / Playing with animals, watering garden , cooking meals. We are fun outdoorsy people and we would show you all the hidden gems in the area. We love where we live and we know it would be a fun experience for someone to step into our lives for a while. There may also be the option to make some pocket money occasionally working the ice cream store at the property but that would be optional.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    We live on an acreage in one of the most beautiful places in the country, there is crystal water everywhere, and nothing but nature !! We believe in being self sufficient , we grow our own food and raise our own animals. We have a lot of local knowledge about the area , and love to explore and share it with people.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Cooking meals, help around the house, feeding / caring for critters , watering gardens /flowers .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Large Private room, with bed and dresser. food always available, may need to prepare yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are not asking for much, you will have alot of free time and may borrow a small spare truck if you cannot bring your own. Visit Waterton National park ( only a 10 minute drive from the front door) It is a short drive into the mountains, there are unlimited hiking trails, crystal clear rivers/ lakes for kayaking / fishing/ swimming. We do hope that anyone coming here would be comfortable with critters, collecting eggs , feeding and watering goats will be some tasks we need help with. Everything out on the acreage has a name and is super loving. We have 18 baby goats, 15 mamas, 15 chickens that are free range + 2 peafowl. We try to get out for a swim everyday with the kids, and when I have time we normally spend it hiking or at the beaches. We always have friends and family we are entertaining because of where we live, so there will be alot of new people to meet.

  • 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

    There is a small office in the basement and the house is big enough to find a quiet space , we are rural , our internet is not exceptional, but our kids managed home learning with it !

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We live on a beautiful acreage , lots of space for parking, easy to run power and water as well.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are accepted, but must be well trained and under close supervision. It took a long time to train our dogs to not eat or chase the goats/chickens and we do not need another dog out here that would cause that kind of stress to our animals again.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Hours would vary, 5 some days 2 others , very casual. max 5 days a week

Host ref number: 419383172391