Help at an off-grid farmstead on the western banks of the Fraser River. Quesnel/Williams Lake/Cariboo, BC, Canada.

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  • Description

    Description

    We are seeking volunteers for the 2018 growing and building season.

    We are a small, certified organic family farm. We grow roughly an acre of vegetable crops and staple foods for the family as well as crops for sale at local farmers markets. Our time is split between garden tasks and ongoing construction projects. We also have a milk cow, pigs, chickens, cats, dogs... and our eldest daughter has a donkey.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers help us and gain skills in the garden, including: planting, weeding, thinning, harvesting, setting up irrigation equipment, packing, weighing and selling vegetables.

    In the area of building, volunteers will help with all aspects that are in process over the duration of their stay. We have built our infrastructure using a variety of methods, which we are open to discussing with our interns. There is always a building project or two on the go.

    It would be best if volunteers enjoy children as we have two inquisitive and lively young beings about!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our lifestyle is very rustic. We live off the grid on solar and wind power. During the growing season, we use an outdoor compost-heated shower and an outdoor composting toilet. Interns, volunteers and apprentices sleep in tents and we currently sleep in our "work-in-progress-but almost-finished" cabin. We also cook food outdoors in the summer as all our cooking is currently done on wood cookstoves and inside it is too warm. We do have a common space available in a yurt, where we eat and hang out to use wifi etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It would be beneficial for volunteers to bring a tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mattress.

    And thank you very much for your interest, but we cannot accommodate vegan volunteers.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hrs per day/ 5 days per week

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