Experience authentic Canadian ranching and country life in the beautiful Interlake region of Manitoba, Canada

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  • Last activity: 05/01/2023

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  2023 
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  • Description

    Description

    Our Farm is situated in the beautiful Interlake region of Manitoba - the area between Lake Winnipeg to the East, and Lake Manitoba to the West, where Pastures are interspersed with forested areas, and marshy Meadows. Winnipeg is only a

    hour south of us, so while we enjoy the less hectic and beautiful aspects of country living, we have the city close enough for all we need.
    We run a herd of mother cows & calves, have a small logging operation, and we also run a campground right on the shores of Lake Manitoba, where you'll love the stunning sunsets, that are legendary for this part of the country.
    You are welcome to stay with us on the farm, or at the campground, where you can go swimming, and enjoy those awesome sunsets.
    Depending on when you are here, some of the tasks you'll probably be involved in would include checking, watering, and moving cattle, haying, campground care (like mowing etc.), and maintenance projects around the yard.

    We realize, that most people don't come to Canada, to explore Manitoba - which is a shame, because most people that stay long enough end up leaving in love with it. However many take the opportunity on their way from East to West or vice versa, to experience some prairie life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Things you may learn while you are here are; cattle and pasture management in a year round organic system; all aspects of haying - cutting, raking, baling; all aspects of campground management - cutting grass etc; and logging & firewood production for winter from our own wood lot.

  • Help

    Help

    We appreciate any help, but in the summer months it would be especially helpful, if you know how to drive a tractor and have basic mechanic knowledge. Of course we will teach you the basics, and we're always here to assist.
    Besides haying, checking & repairing fences are regular tasks, and there are always some building project to realize.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Like mentioned above, you have the choice to either live with us in your private room in our house, or on the campground.
    Meals are shared and you can help with cooking. As to the diet, we are quite flexible. I am vegan and my husband eats regular dishes. I make our own bread and all meals are homemade.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have the opportunity to discover the rural Canadian live style and Manitoba country side.
    as mentioned above, the farm is located in the Interlake in Manitoba. We are a bit over an hour North of Winnipeg, close to the highway, and the village of Narcisse, with it's famous snake dens. You can enjoy water sports on Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg, and visit Gimli (35 mins east of here), which is an Icelandic settlement - a cute town, rich in Icelandic culture, shops, bars and bustling beach life in the summer.
    While it's ideal, if you have your own vehicle, we can assist with transportation, and we will pick you up in Winnipeg.

  • 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

    No restrictions on wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Lots of space

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 816842154969

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