Join us and our horses, donkeys, pigs, sheep and chickens on a hobby farm in Abbotsford, BC, Canada

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  • Last activity: 27 May 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Steve and I live on a quiet and peaceful 7 acre hobby farm in Abbotsford BC. I offer wellness sessions and programs for children and youth while Steve works at the local railway getting ready to retire. Our animal family is made up of seven horse, two miniature horses, kune kune pigs, sheep, chickens, cats and a dog. We also have a small garden we hope to expand upon.
    In the past we have run a bed and breakfast and enjoyed getting to know travellers and share our little slice of heaven with them. We have hosted farm stay individuals this year which is a new adventure for us. We enjoy meeting new people and creating a mutually rewarding collaborative environment here at the farm.
    We are looking for a volunteer who loves animals and would be happy in our travel trailer set up next to our house or a private bedroom with shared bathroom in our house. We are easy to get along with and loves sharing stories.
    Please note that we require all workaway folks to be double vaccinated as we work with children and youth.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Steve and I have done some travelling and are eager to travel again after retirement. We are curious about other parts of the world and enjoy hearing from our guests. We are proud to share our Canadian heritage and suggest the amazing places to explore around our area and other parts of British Columbia.

  • Help

    Help

    Duties would include daily clean up and care of the animals. For those that love to cook vegetarian/vegan meals we would be appreciative of this as well. There are always additional activities from building to repairing things around the farm. We are flexible and work to find a fit that works for everybody. We all help and being part of our team and contributing equally between volunteers is very important to us.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    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

    We have two offerings available. One is our 27 ft well equipped travel trailer which is next to our house for a person wanting more alone time (could accommodate a couple). We also have a spare room in our house with shared bathroom, kitchen and living room (suitable for one person). We enjoy sharing dinners together and often a movie or two during the week. Most evenings we retire for the evening at 9 pm.
    Unfortunately we cannot accommodate workaways with pets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are so many wonderful outdoor activities close to our farm (hiking trails and parks) and we can suggest day trips to Whistler, Squamish, Chilliwack or Harrison Hot Springs.

  • 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

    Wifi is available in a variety of spaces on the farm including the travel trailer, house and barn.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 623945666897

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