Family Farm on Salt Spring Island, Canada seeks those who love kids, animals, gardening and farm life.



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a small family farm with a large vegetable garden, laying ducks, geese and sheep. We are organic in our practices and have a family with two children age 6 and 8 years and two very friendly cats. We have various projects on the go: the garden, fencing repairs, putting in trees, cutting firewood, other planting projects, small building projects and general upkeep.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Travellers can learn about small farming in Canada. We grow a large percentage of our own food. They can learn about self sufficient living, organic growing, permaculture projects, the Gulf Islands unique ecosystem and much more. We live in a beautiful part of BC with lots of hiking and exploring to be done on both land and sea.

  • Help


    We are looking for help on the farm that ranges from gardening, weeding, berry picking to tree planting, animal care, small building projects, fencing repair, electric fence set ups, feeding and watering animals. We also cut hay each year and need help during haying with moving and lifting and stacking bales. We run a small B&B cottage and may need help with that cleaning and tidying. In the house we do preserving and cooking and may need occasional help with child care or other tasks depending on the seasons and times. We try to use the skills of each visitor to our farm and match people with jobs they will enjoy and do well at.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    1. Small cabin with pull out double couch. 2. A guest room in our home with queen bed and ensuite. Help preparing meals may be requested and some meals will be shared, other times you may need to cook for yourself with food we provide. Workawayers should be prepared to respect the house rules of no smoking or drinking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a family with younger children and enjoy a peaceful family home. We are busy on the farm but make sure to take time for a shared meal at the end of each day and time to be grateful for all the good things of the day. We like to have times for fun, music and conversation and equally enjoy quieter times and silence is golden in the late evenings. We are happy to suggest places to visit, hidden gems of Salt Spring and to encourage visitors to get out and make the most of their time and their visit when they are not working to enjoy the beautiful natural world that surrounds us.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 816949198188