Help at our self-sustainable place in the Rockies, McBride, Canada



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    We are situated in the beautiful central part of B.C. between the rockies and the Caribou mountains.
    it is a small Valley called the Robson Valley Trench.
    We farm Bison, a few horses and grain and very large garden to sustain us for the year. We grow as naturally as we can. Not certified organic.
    We are in the Senior category and can really use help with garden animals, birds, and finishing up a huge barn project. [ that will take years. ]
    2 foals expected this year 2022. That adds a different dimension.
    Our daughter, 31, [ has focus, sight, energy and memory challenges ]. may or may not be here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Our tasks vary from year to year so it's difficult to say. The large greenhouse is always a learning curve for us. Ducks are always at different stages of development. We have a short haying season in July that is intense when it happens. The Bison visit very near the doorstep of the cabin each morning. The valley is as beautiful as the people are rich in character.
    Many who've come want to return.

  • Help


    We have lots of building upkeep, painting
    Trecks to the mountains is our reward to ourselves for hard work done- You're welcome to come.
    Helping with horses is welcomed but seen as a pleasure, not as part of the exchange agreement. And yes, riding horses is welcome also. IF you have credentials to training and handling horses then some of your helping time can be with horses.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Log Cabins give you your own space. One has electricity. Both have wood heat & need water packed & have Outhouses.
    The barn now has a heated bathroom with large shower
    We like to share lunch or supper meals depending on the day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Via Rail runs through our town - and can be a fun way of transport. Jasper is just 1 1/2 hr. away. We have beautiful views of our valley from both the rockies and Caribou ranges. The Ancient Cedar Forest, winding Fraser River, 9 a canoing adventure ] cabins in the mountains and rich blend of elk, deer, moose, bear, grizzlies, raptors, wolves, coyotes, wolverines, pikas make up a valley worth experiencing. :)

  • 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

    Any size

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours depending on the help

Host ref number: 519624184dfe