Come and enjoy a cultural exchange on a small Canadian farm in Williams Lake, Canada

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    13/05/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    NEW UPDATE: Spring is arriving in the Cariboo - birds returning, snow melting and lambs on the way makes for a busy time of the farm.

    Live on a small farm in rural British Columbia. I have sheep and a horse, dogs and cats as pets. The farm is 20 minutes from the closest centre with services, boutique shopping and a regional airport.

    Having a drivers license is a must to allow you the freedom to explore the Cariboo. The area offers an abundance of outdoor activities from hiking and photography, to driving tours and camping.

    If you are a highly social person who loves the city and night life this is not the place for you; but if you are looking to learn about Canadian culture and enjoy the serenity of nature I look forward to welcoming you to my home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 benefit from this exchange by learning Canadian small farm customs. I welcome the opportunity for visitors to practice their English, learn how to grow and preserve food, learn about foods in our culture for treats or healing and learn sheep husbandry. This exchange offers a rural farm experience. I would love to learn new languages, new skills, cultural cooking and about your life.

  • Help

    Help

    Here are some ideas of what I am up to depending on the season:
    Yard work - raking lawns, splitting & cutting firewood, cleaning gutters & chimneys
    Animal Care - feeding & watering, shearing, trimming feet, lambing
    Fencing - putting up rails, installing & maintaining electric fences
    Gardening - planting, weeding, pruning, watering, harvesting, preserving
    House work - shopping, meal preparation, light cleaning, room renovations
    Winter preparation - garden harvest, food preservation, livestock butchering, hunting & gathering

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room and a separate bathroom (that you may have to share if another guest is here) with shared living space and kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Life is very independent and centres around the farm and rural outdoor life - you must enjoy quiet outdoors.

    All of our meat and some of our produce is harvested naturally. In the fall I am butchering lambs, hunting and processing meat, making sausage, drying herbs & berries, etc to put away food for the year. In the spring, the sheep are lambing so I am usually very close to home to watch over the new babies.

    I enjoy meeting people who are comfortable working independently or as a team, who are interested in different cultures/languages, are good with hunting and natural food harvesting and enjoy pets and livestock.

  • 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

    I welcome digital nomads with the caution that I am on satellite internet which can be weather temperamental. Town has good wifi in a pinch and is a 20 minute drive.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I can accommodate any size vehicle.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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