Help on a community homestead on gorgeous Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada



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  • Description


    Our farm is a gorgeous community property on Salt Spring Island, 18 acres with various families and residents.
    Your main host is Freyja, her partner David, and her daughter Shaeanna (12)
    The farm has extensive apple orchards and we are working on establishing a permaculture food forest system here by planting a wide variety of fruit and nut trees, bushes, shrubs and berries with herbs and vegetable gardens interspersed. Some of the first trees we planted are coming to fruition, but it is a life long project!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    Learn about gardening, orchard management, grafting, pruning, community building, building skills etc.

  • Help


    As we are heading into the Fall, there is the Apple harvest and processing, as well as some building and improvement projects.
    winterizing garden beds and planting garlic as well.

    Trade is 25 hours/week for accommodation with meals, or 15 hours/week for accommodation only.
    Most of the tasks are quite physical, so please be prepared to use your muscles!
    No dogs please.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Camperized school bus with wood stove, access to shared house with kitchen/bathroom/living room/wifi etc. small cozy cabin.
    We also have a swimming pond for those hot summer days, and a sauna for the cold ones!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are extensive hiking and running trails closeby, and we are biking distance from the ocean. in the Summer it is great to swim in our pond or nearby lake or the ocean. Salt Spring Island has a vibrant community with lots of events, dances, parties, potlucks, ceremonies, markets etc.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good internet across parts of the farm including work trader accommodation spaces.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have several RV spots with power and water, outdoor shower and outhouses

  • 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

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Host ref number: 562337475583