Enjoy the outdoors and help with animals on my small farm near the Kananaskis Mountains, Millarville, Alberta



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    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a cabin, a barn suite, and a camper. Depending on the weather, and circumstances for Independant or shared accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 487874969438