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Preference given to people who like to read stories to children and can speak a unique language( Mandarin, German, Arabic, Japanese etc). We already have French, Spanish and English in the home and are looking at add languages for our daughter.
Position #1 - for May 2 to September 1st. to help with farm chickens and cooking/cleaning rooms). Minimum 10 days Max 2 month.
Come and explore this amazing place we are blessed to call home.
We were so lucky to find this perfect location within the City of Whitehorse, just minutes from downtown and yet has a very rural feel as we are on a dirt road and back onto the river on 1 side and the forest on the other.
We are into hiking, canoeing, "wild crafting" (picking wild plants), fishing, hunting, smoking meat, pottery, art and living the "Yukon lifestyle".
We camp and canoe regularly. With your help around the farm we will have more time to help you explore this beautiful place as well.
You must be adult, both physically and mentally. We love strong and independent people !
Most of the work is cooking and cleaning but you must be able to lift 25lbs/13kg once per day( animal water containers).
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Culture: We are northern very Canadian. We like to do as many things ourselves as possible from hunting, fishing, growing our food to canning pickles, baking bread, butchering our animals, fixing vehicles & bicycles, hiking, collecting wild plants, carpentry, mushroom picking and dont forget garage saling.... :)
Daily help includes: watering, feeding chickens and the garden, household cleaning(dishes & sweeping), buying groceries, cooking and various projects such as painting & carpentry.
You need to be independent, we are flexible with the hours you help.. you can help either in the AM or PM and you can usually choose to help all day 1 day and then have the next day off etc. You need to be observant.. do the animals need food and water, find the milk in the fridge ;), is the garden dry.. we need you to notice these things .
Having a good work ethic and a positive attitude are greatly appreciated. We will give you many options of tasks based on your skill set... you can certainly tell me you would prefer to do task A instead of take B( for example) but if you have a tendency sigh heavily and are really wishing to be couch surfing PLEASE look for another host. This is an urban farm, you MUST have some physical strength( to lift water jugs and garden), you must be okay with the smell of manure and sometimes cleaning animal cages.
It has been mentioned that we don't give much direction. There is truth in this. I will ask you, " what are you good a?"
I don't micro-manage or look over your shoulder constantly to make sure you are doing it correctly.
English and a little french
You will be provided with a great variety of healthy food, including home raised chicken and wild game(moose). You will make your own breakfast , lunch is usually left overs (from the night before)and dinners tend to be a big production with lots of variety...Cooking & eating is a huge passion of ours so we are always trying new things.
If you enjoy cooking , we would love it if you made a few meals... especially from your country... we take turns cooking.
Weekly Dinner menu sample( september 1- May 30) During Summer we do not follow the menu
1) Moose chilli with red and yellow peppers, grilled zucchini and jalapeno corn bread & salad
2) Rice & Bean Burritos, with guacamole, salsa fresca & spicy slaw
3) Organic Roasted Chicken, garden potatoes & carrots, with green salad
4) Ukrainian Beet Borscht soup with bread and salad
5) Chicken Curry w/ Rice
6) Quiche- mushroom, blue cheese( and ham?)
7) Lasagna ( moose or vegetarian) & Greek salad
We try to cook enough so that there are left overs for lunch the next day.. as this make life easier. We like to bake fresh bread, make cheese cakes, pies, muffins.
We will try accommodate your meal preferences as we know good food is essential!
We have some bicycles and a canoe that you can use to ride back and forth to town... you must lock up the bikes and are asked to fix them of you break them.
ACCOMADATION: large clean bedroom witha queen sized bed inside the main house
We ask that you write down ( keep track of how many hours you work each week on a sheet) and we do ask for emergency contact information, and passport #( information which can be shredded upon departure).
We are located down a dirt road on the banks of the Yukon river. You can canoe to town (3mins) , bike 10 mins or drive 4 mins, walk 35 minutes. We are conveniently located next to the nicest swimming lake in the area(5 min bike ride further down the dirt road). There is amazing hiking , fishing and biking spots all around and we would be happy to tour you around IF we have time. If you do not have a car and want to go somewhere like Alaska or kluane, you could offer to pay for gas and I will do my best to drive you.
There is a cabin on the property and there is a very nice young man who also loves to hike and garden who lives in a cabin here. We love to host and cook for our friends who are all very interested in traveling and being outside.
We like to listen to folk and world music, there is a pottery wheel for you to try out, there are tons of things to do near by including traditional sweats, games, trivia nights, pubs, mountain biking, wildlife preserve and hotsprings.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5hrs / 5 days
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