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 (11)
    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

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

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

  • Help


    We are just getting ready for the big apple harvest including cider pressing and drying apples.
    We will also clear up the baby food forest and plant some new trees and berry bushes.

    It would be great to have a couple or two close friends to keep each other company and share the bus and are able to stay longer through the summer.
    A reliable, self-sufficient individual would work too.

    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.

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    • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 562337475583