Help with various projects on our small family lavender farm in sunny Kelowna, BC, Canada

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  • Last activity: 30 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a family of five humans, one Swiss Mountain dog and a lot of lavender! Our acreage is in Kelowna in the lovely Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. We are getting the (very small) farm and house ready for the summer. There is plenty of recreation close by with hiking trails, cycling trails (incl. the Myra Canyon Trestles), horse riding, kayaking/paddle boarding in the Okanagan Lake, wine tasting or just hanging out at City park or in the summer on our local beaches (our favourite is Gyro beach). On Saturdays/ Sundays we ski/ snowboard/ snowshoe at Big White in the winter.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    In the summer, you will learn how growing lavender works while dealing with DIY and so forth. Family life, cycling, irrigation, dealing with the tractor mixed in with BBQs.

    In the winter, you will enjoy easygoing life with a lot of snow. Have the opportunity to experience what life is like on an acreage.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    In the spring we will get ready for the summer. Packing away winter gear and taking out summer stuff, checking pipes, trimming anything in sight, getting plants ready, preparing irrigation, cleaning out storing areas, sweeping, DIY, painting, cooking, baking, ect.

    In the summer we look for an outdoor loving couple (or friends traveling together) to help us on our 7 acres. Life on the acreage involves farming lavender, walking the dog, gardening, fixing irrigation pipes, DIY, painting, creating a website, sweeping, having weekend barbecues and marshmallows over fire with the family.

    In the autumn the focus is more on getting things ready for the winter such as winterising the irrigation (and RV!). We also start to get the house ready; packing away al the summer stuff, unpacking all the winter gear, sweeping, raking, cleaning out storing areas, cooking, cleaning, ect.

    In the winter, the focus is all on the house/family with the occasional bonfire. Cooking, baking, cleaning, sweeping, homebrew beer, running errands, completing DIY projects, shovelling snow, dog walking, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In the summer, you will have you own private accommodation in a large RV (campervan) giving you your own space. The RV gives plenty of space for a couple or friends travelling together. In the RV ‘s galley you will be able to cook your meals. We will pay for your food.

    In the winter, your accommodation will be in a spare room in the family home. Some family meals will be created by you. We encourage you to make some of your traditional dishes!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The bus stop is a 10 minute walk away. There is plenty of recreation close by, hiking trails, cycling trails (incl. the Myra Canyon Trestles) horse riding, swimming & fishing in the Okanagan Lake and wine tasting. Bicycles can be made available if needed.

    In the winter we go to Big White ski resort every Saturday / Sunday (ski/snowboard/snowshoeing).

  • 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 excellent internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    In the summer, if you have your own campervan/RV you are more than welcome to park and hook it up on our acreage (there is loads of space!). In the winter you’ll be sleeping in main house in a spare room. If you don't have your own campervan, your home will be our large RV.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 596828129163

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