Looking for Help on horse farm ( honey harvest, staining, and yard work) Okanagan, BC



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    My husband and I operate a small horse farm in Enderby , BC in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. We own Canadian Horses, a rare breed and National horse of Canada. Part of the land is dedicated to cultivation , mainly hay and grain . My husband is also a beekeeper and produces our own honey. The property is very private quiet and remote, offering hiking and swimming near by. Enderby is 25 minutes from the city of Vernon. We live outside of a small town and don't go to the city often, if you are fine with nature, horses, hiking and lots of quiet time, you will love our place. We are looking for a mature person who can work without supervision . We are always around but i work a lot in the home office.
    Covid update: due to the pandemic, we will minimize contact with workers and they will have to cook all meals in our guest cabin. Food will be provided, access to our house will not be permitted and unfortunately no family meals will be available.
    Spring, we are getting ready for the summer season on the ranch. That means that we clean trails,( brush-saw, chainsaw work) fix fences,, staining, cleaning the yard, gardening, cleaning horse pens, staining fences.
    The tasks can be physically demanding especially when we do hay ,it is a good activity to try if you like pushing yourself and working hard :). In the fall, we need help with last cut of hay, honey extraction ,building projects, yard work, splitting wood , chainsaw, etc

    We speak English and French , no smoking allowed on the ranch

    We enjoy meeting international travellers and sharing our culture.
    Dave and Lynda

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    Learning about horses handling and care (no riding lessons) and farming life. Learning about beekeeping and farming. We speak french and English and can help with the learning.

  • Help


    Ranch help includes many tasks , volunteers will help with feeding horses, cleaning barn and corrals, fixing fences, maintenance of the property (brush saw, mowing lawn, gardening etc) , riding horse if you have the appropriate Western riding experience with colts .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will share with an other helper or not if you are alone, a guest cabin, all furnished (kitchen, bathroom, shower and bedrooms) . All meals are takin in the cabin, I love to bake so you will never run out of sweets around the house!

    You are responsible to do all the cleaning in the cabin and keep it clean . Cleanliness is very important at our place. All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.
    Wifi is available for checking email or surfing but movies downloads are not possible with our plan.
    We are a non-smoking place.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there is a bus system available near by. If you need to take a few days off for visiting the valley , we can arrange that.

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    • 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

    Lots of space

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum, 2 days off

Host ref number: 511539636726