Join our family farm and help set up our homestead in Winlaw, rural Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5 (3 kids aged 0, 2, 6, and a dog) and our room-mate Joe and his dog. We are former travellers putting down roots. We are a community minded household - we do things to help each other, and we work together to make things happen. We are LGBTQ friendly and not tolerant of racism/discrimination. Currently we are in the process of setting up a new homestead, and need all the help we can get! we have chickens and will be getting sheep and pigs in the very near future. we have 1 large garden at the moment, as well as a large market garden planned, lots of fruit trees and bushes, and a creek and pond on the property with meadows throughout. 30 seconds away from the Slocan River, 20 minute bike ride to the town of Winlaw, 45 minute drive to the towns of Nelson and Castlegar.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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 learn about agriculture, sustainability, food sources, ecology and natural systems, plant medicines, etc, as well as getting to see how we live here in rural canada!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are a family homestead on 2.6 acres of land, in the process of setting up and becoming self sustainable. We have been here on this land for just over a year. Being a new farm, we have tons and tons of projects on the go. Currently we are doing spring burning, installing waterline/water systems, building and expanding our current garden, starting a new market garden, fixing snow damaged fencing, installing new fencing for pigs and sheep, as well as a new run for our chickens, building a duck house, building a stone patio/outdoor kitchen/sauna/greenhouse, tending and planting more fruit trees/bushes... as well as daily chores such as watering and feeding livestock, taking care of the kids... taking breaks!, etc. Having been wwoofers and volunteers before, ourselves we understand that not everyone is good at everything and are open to you doing what you are good at, or what you want to learn! we will do our best to not give you tasks you aren't suited to. There are 1000 and 1 jobs to choose from!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We share meals, and eat a mostly fresh organic diet, supplemented with eggs from our chickens and produce from our gardens. We eat (mostly local, organic, happy) meat but can accommodate vegan/vegetarian diets. You will always be fed yummy nutritious food! Some days you may have to prepare your own meals, but ingredients will be provided.

    Your accommodations while here will be a small 1 bedroom(queen sized bed, dresser, and closet) ground level/basement suite, with a full kitchen and bathroom(shared with Joe, who works away, 10 days at a time)and full laundry facilities(shared with the whole house). We have a large indoor craft space/loft/party space in our garage, if you're crafty, you're welcome to feel free to get crafty :) we have wifi, and long distance calling as well. if you would like to camp there is tons of space for you to set up your own tent/gear, as well as an outhouse. however, please bear in mind we directly border wilderness, there is wildlife!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We expect that you're an early riser, as we like to do about 4 hours of work in the morning, before it's too hot, followed by sleeping and swimming the afternoon away(or going on adventures to beautiful local getaways)! and then sometimes an hour or two of work in the evening. There is bus access to Nelson or Castlegar 6 days a week, and we can usually provide rides into Winlaw or Slocan City. When conditions allow, the Slocan river can be floated in an inflatable raft or innertube for several kilometers. There is excellent access to wilderness trails, rock climbing, flat water paddling, whitewater, etc. We have a two week cap on stays, but if you're a good fit, you're always welcome back.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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