Join our family and help us grow food, declutter and build in Winlaw, Canada



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    We are a family with two kids, two dogs, two cats, chickens and some bees. We live on the beautiful Slocan river of British Columbia. Surrounded by apples, plums, grapes, currents and some pears. We grow a mid size family garden. We have a lot of projects on the go. There are lots of beautiful places to visit around us. Rock climbing, hiking, river floats, paddle boarding, bike riding, swimming, snow sports in the winter and so much more. We are about half an hour away from Nelson, Castlegar and Slocan B.C.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak English as a first language. Ian speaks some French, Spanish and Italian. Melissa speaks a tiny bit of Dutch. We live in a beautiful rural area. It is very peaceful here and there is so much to explore. I think that anyone who stays with us would learn a lot about how it can be to take care of land and family.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have two lovely kids. Arrow is 6 in September and Scout just turned 1. We would appreciate help with yard work like the garden, mowing, watering, pruning, harvesting, processing the harvest, house cleaning, decluttering, small building projects, child minding, meal making, animal care and general maintenance. We would also love for our children to have a chance to learn other languages if possible.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Language exchange is not a necessity but definitely a plus. We enjoy languages and are always happy to expose our children to more culture.

  • Accommodation


    We have a yurt by the river and orchard available for workawayers. It is rustic yet beautiful and filled with magic. We also have a few options of where camper vans or trailers could be parked. We would be happy to plan meals together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are living rurally. There is a bus system but it’s not like the city. Having a car or bike is a good thing. We are happy to help with some transportation but also we are a young family and our days are quite full. We enjoy off time at the river close to home or we drive to the lake in Slocan or Nelson. We do some grocery shopping in Winlaw but most in Nelson. We can make things work and plan together. There is so much to see and do in the outdoors.

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    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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 644773366134