Emerald Mountains Farm is nestled in the beauty of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. We're a working professional couple (no children) with a hobby farm and would like to get it to the next level.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We're active citizens in our business community as well as many connections in agriculture..."foodie culture" is popular in this area and there is much to experience. There is also a strong live theatre movement in the area which we are also involved with from time to time and there is an opportunity for a guest to be involved, depending on the time of year, for local productions.
We raise sheep and chickens and are looking for help with fencing, small building projects, gardening and maintenance of our home.
Private furnished bedroom inside our home with full access to all amenities including full bathroom, highly equipped kitchen and pantry, laundry, wi-fi, digital TV (Netflix+broadcast TV) and most of everything else that makes a nicely equipped home a comfortable place to be. We are fresh food/cooking oriented most of the time and have enough for one more person at breakfast or dinner time. Of course, our guest is welcome to prepare food with whatever they like beyond what we're preparing for ourselves. We also have the equipment for most projects on the property plus two vehicles that we are constantly driving to a number of locations. Our property is a short 3K bike ride (we supply a bicycle) from downtown Armstrong which features unique shops, grocery, hardware, liquor, fast food, etc.
The Okanagan Valley in Canada is a traveller's dream location - and for a Workaway location, hard to surpass. In the spring, there is the return of all things green and return to hiking trails and amazing local bicycle routes over country roads, in summer there are freshwater lakes for swimming and sports plus outdoor music events, fall is the harvest and very active with much to see and experience, winter is for skiers and the arts (there is an active live theatre and music community in the Armstrong/Vernon area, with opportunities to join productions depending on the time of year). Again, we supply a bicycle for exploring the area, but would be using our vehicles mostly for tasks and errands. We're active and respectful hard-working people and expect to welcome someone with a similar work ethic and respect for our home, property, pets and livestock :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week