Volunteer on a 160 acre farm in the sunny South Okanagan

Country

Canada

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    Last activity

    28/03/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Our ranch is located in the South Okanagan/Kootenay Boundary area on 1100 m over sea level. Our family with 2 kids moved here 10 years ago. We started on the 160 acre farm with a lot of fencing and had to build several sheds and barns for our animals.

    We grow our own vegetable and salad in our garden. In the summer we cut the grass for hay for the sheep and horses during the winter. Our animals are raised ethically to produce our own meat/eggs and also to sell to some local people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    The daily help depends on the weather as well as the season and goes from feeding and caring for animals, cleaning barns, haying, gardening, cutting firewood an a lot more. Never a boring day.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer our volunteers to stay in our camper/trailer during the summer, or in a guest room in the house during the winter. They can also bring their own accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The South Okanagan is well known for it's wonderfully warm climate. Especially during the summer time, swimming or in the lake or floating with tubes on rivers are a great thing to do. The lakes also bring the opportunity of canoeing, paddleboard, boat and seadoo rental.

    Osoyoos has small, but fine culture and art exhibitions, museums, amusement park and more.

    Our farm is located 25 minutes away from Osoyoos, BC and Rock Creek, BC. Living almost on top of the mountain, we have a lot of sunshine because we are out of the fog. In the summer it's up to 40C warm but it cools down for the night.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Training horses
Curious lamb
Our 3 purebred Border Collies
Vegetable garden
My name is Shadow. I am a guard lama and protect my sheep flock from coyotes. I am looking forward to meeting you!
View from the house down the driveway


Host ref number: 651258841457