Experience farm life in British Colombia, Canada

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Canada

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    01/08/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    The farm is over looking the North Thompson River and with a spectacular view of Green and Baldy Mountain. We run the farm with the help of our three sons, not to mention the four grandchildren. We are looking for helpers that have lived on their own and are self motivated.
    Please no vegetarians or Vegan's. We are a farm and also have a meat processing plant.

    Farm days are busy. Breakfast is 7:30. Coffee break at 10:00 am
    Lunch is served at noon.
    Meat from the oldest son’s meat shop and fresh veggies from the garden or root cellar.
    Tractor Work, haying, fencing, repairing machinery. Help with the animals...there is an endless supply of duties that keep the farm functioning.
    Coffee break around 4:00 with fresh baking and homemade treats.

    Would be great if you put in 5 days a week and took the week ends off. There are endless opportunities for outdoor activities around here. We are outdoorsy ourselves and like hiking, paddle boarding and 4x4ing. See our web site for attractions in our area, including Wells Gray Park, Sun Peaks resort and many lakes as well as the city of Kamloops with cultural activities and lovely little cafes.

    We are currently looking for motivated, cheerful help to share work and play. Please no vegetarians.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Learn about live on a family farm, raising and caring for a variety of animals, processing meat, gardening, running equipment and machinery, building and fixing all kind of things.. Come and learn how to milk a cow, drive a tractor or make beef jerky. Also get in connection with one of the most amazing parts of this country, stand on top of a mountain, walk underneath a waterfall, fish on a secluded lake.

  • Help

    Help

    On our farm there is never lack of things to do. Depending on your skills or confidence. In the spring, there is tractor work, irrigation work.
    There are lawns to mow with the ride on mower and all kind of things need maintenance.
    We are looking for helpers that have lived on their own and are self motivated.
    Please no vegetarians or Vegan's. We are a farm and also have a meat processing plant.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a rustic log cabin for privacy or self contained apartment above the work shop. We have hosted German students from the DKG Program for the past 12 years.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To the north, Wells grey park is a hour away, with too many sights to mention. Sun peeks offers skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.
    Extra information:
    The hostel in Vancouver on East Hastings is not a nice area. Homeless and drug addicts live in this area. That said, it is also close to some major Vancouver attractions. Best to avoid East Hastings street when possible.
    Phones -- Be aware when purchases a phone from one of the many companies selling. That Telus is one of the only phones that works everywhere there is cell service. The other companies work in city locations best and rarely anywhere else.
    Car Insurance. If you bring your driving record from home and it's a good driving record in English, you can save money on car insurance. The car companies do not rent to ages 25 years and younger. You can purchase a car and buy insurance to travel around.
    Canada is a very large country with only ebus on major routes to get around if you have no car. The train is expensive and not practical unless this is how you want to see the country.

  • 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

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    maximum 5hrs / 5 days a week


Host ref number: 819215272545