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Small hobby farm surrounded by ocean and beautiful forest in Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada

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  • Last activity: 3 Apr 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small hobby farm located on Haida Gwaii and surrounded by ocean and beautiful forest.
    We have chickens, ducks, and goats right now. Our farm produces vegetables, eggs, fruit, and meats (poultry, pork and goat) we also milk goats to make cheese and yogurt.

    Being in such a remote location and with storms often disrupting food supplies to our island we are learning to be as self sufficient as possible and produce as much food as we can, currently eggs, poultry, pork, goat meat, vegetables, apples, berries, wines, cheeses, soaps and jelly. Harvesting wild foods is also an interest for us and we are always processing and preserving what is in season.

    Daily volunteers will be feeding goats, collecting eggs, watering and feeding chickens, weekly you would be cleaning out the chicken and goat houses, usually there will be weeding in the garden or moving compost to the fields. There may be help needed with building projects such as fencing and a new greenhouse. We also may ask you to help with local Elders that need help in their gardens due to handicaps or age related illness that has made their gardens unusable. Usually there are precious food sources for the island that are shared by the Elders when they are able to access fruit trees and bushes and they really need our help. I am also a vendor and a volunteer at three of the island farmers markets and I will ask if you can come out to help with setting up events such as the Tlell Fall Fair in July/ August or the Seedy Saturday in the spring! For your help you will receive room and board and also I will pay for your food and treats at the events and entrance fees. You will learn how to make cheese, yogurt, soap, jelly, meat, wines, and what ever else we are making "in-season". Ask what we are up to and what you will learn during your visit as this changes depending on the season. We are making cheese daily but we only butcher in the fall, etc.

    We accept volunteers year round and are happy to exchange room and board for help on our farm and the chance to meet new friends!

  • 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
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will learn about wild harvesting, gardening and learning how to be self-sufficient on our farm as well as helping with whatever is being made seasonally such as wines, preserves and soap.
    On-island there is a rich, living Haida Culture as the Natives revive their language in a never before written form.

  • Help

    Help

    You could help us outside with the chickens, washing eggs, helping in the garden/field, assist with whatever building project is on the go and chopping firewood. Any inside help is always appreciated for those who prefer inside tasks with cooking, cleaning, organizing and jelly, kombucha, wine, soap and cheese making.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with a shared bathroom
    or a 32' travel trailer

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Haida Gwaii is beautiful and full of quiet places and peaceful hiking trails.
    There is a new Haida Museum and many opportunities to learn about the Haida culture.

  • 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

    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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 21-25 hours per week

Host ref number: 786691138717

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