We are in our third year of being hosts. We have had great people stay with us and are thankful for the wonderful experiences we have shared over the last number of years. We have 4 children between 11 and 4 years old. We grew up in a city but moved onto the farm 3 years ago as we wanted to teach our children where food is from and adopt a more simple life. We both still have full time jobs however and so we also have a wonderful nanny stay with us to look after our children.
We work hard, we enjoy what we do and feel proud of what we accomplish, big or small. We expect the same attitude of our workawayers.
Help in the house
Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island is a beautiful place, close by mountains and ocean. We are surrounded by wonderful scenery and lots of opportunities to explore the many provincial parks here. We are new to farming so if you enjoy teaching and passing on your experience to someone eager to learn, our farm would be a great placement for you.
On the other side if you are interested in starting your own homestead in the future, we are happy to share our story and lessons learned with you.
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We are booking out for spring and summer 2019.
The jobs we have is watering, gardening, feeding chickens and pigs. The summer is a beautiful time of year to be in the Cowichan Valley. We go through heat waves and no rain, perfect for going to the lake and beaches after work.
Our farm is small, we are producing in modest amounts. We have chickens, turkeys, ducks and pigs. We always need help feeding our animals, collecting eggs and watering. We also have a big vegetable garden and we like to learn more on growing our own food.
In May we will start to get more active in the vegetable garden and we have a big wooden opened framed shelter to build. From June onwards we will have pigs that need daily feeding. We keep about 60-80 chickens, some turkeys and ducks. We may need help with fencing, tree planting, brush cutting and general maintenance. Later in the year there will be lots of harvesting, maybe some preserving, bringing in the hay.
Who knows if we feel like it there may also be some restoring and renovating of the 105 year old farm house.
This year we will start taking workaways from end of April onwards.
English, French and German
Big private room. Ensuite bathroom with shower shared with our nanny. Room and bathroom are brandnew. Double bed, desk and closet. Internet provided. Shared laundry and kitchen. The room is inside our family home but on a separate floor to provide privacy.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week