Greenhouse, Gardening, and Alternative Living in Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Acorn Farms is located 27 km from the Okanagan Valley in B.C. Canada. Surrounded by low mountains and many lakes and rivers.
    Acorn Farms is an Organically Grown farm; Including greenhouses and approximately 1/4 acre of garden space.
    We have goats, llama, and a horse, plus several cats and a dog.
    Duties would include but not limited to watering plants, greenhouse transplanting, garden weeding, soil preparation, planting of seeds and transplanting, learning about organic farming in the area and collection of wood for the following winter. Fencing and care of livestock and sustainable grazing practices can also be learned. We are very open to learning new ideas from you as well. We share the cooking and day to day chores.
    At this time we are in the process of completing the interior of a straw bale home.
    During July & August we can get temperature in the mid 30 degrees Celsius. At those times we start early and end by noon to beat the heat.
    During the colder months of the year days are basically filled with wood, livestock and maintaining the off grid system. Lng stays are encouraged during the winter months.
    You can learn more about alternative iving and Alternative Medicine. I would like to learn some spanish and I am open to knowledein many areas of life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 benefit by learning Canadian customs, and English language practice; organic farming; alternative/inexpensive housing construction; off grid living; alternative medicine including herbs, and energy medicines.

  • Help


    Assistance with gardening; preserving; weeding; completing the interior of a straw bale home; building outbuildings; cooking; cleaning; general daily farm chores;

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a room with twin beds or a queen size bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Available nearby are the following: swimming, fishing, sightseeing,hiking trails, farmers markets, mountains and rivers...

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    3-5 hrs 5 days a week

Host ref number: 831348335829