Heart West Haven is in the foothills of the Kananaskis Mountains, situated between Banff & Calgary. There are stunning views and every kind of wildlife live in this area. We have sheep, horses, chickens, a few dogs and a cat. There is a variety of tasks on my hobby farm, that changes with the seasons. Open for helpers year round. If you like the outdoors, animals and making things with your hands, this could be a fun place for you.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will gain Experience handling animals with minimal stress. Learn about wildlife precautions. How to start a fire easily. Hopefully learn how to do things you haven’t done before. Improve your English. Learn some crafts and farm maintenance skills. We all learn more about ourselves and our differences.
Taking care of the animals and their areas. Cleaning pens. Collecting and splitting firewood. Maintaining and harvesting the garden. Sewing, repairing coats for the sheep. Needle felting and making things from the wool, and many other crafts. Trimming sheep feet. Stacking hay. Cleaning. Are just some of the things we do here.
There is a cabin, a barn suite, and a camper. Depending on the weather, and circumstances for Independant or shared accommodation.
The farm is 220 acres with plenty of room to hike. The fire pit is a great place to socialize. Bragg Creek is 15 minutes away and Banff is 1 1/2 hours away. I go to Calgary regularly for work, and that is 45 minutes away. I am always willing to host people who are genuinely willing to help out and take pride in the work they do. I have hosted with Wwoof and Helpx for several years, and you are welcome to check my reviews on those sites.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week