If you love animals, horses and gardening you'll love our small farm. Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC, it's nestled between the ocean and mountains, a 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver. You may be greeted by Tetely the pig, Skittles the goat, or Eyore the donkey.
When our children were leaving home for University, my husband, a retired Professor, and myself, a horticulturist, set up a Farm Adventure Program. Our goal to introduce the public to happy, healthy, farm animals and horses. We currently have approximately 100, two and four legged animals running around, including horses, ponies, llama, mini horse, mini donkeys, pig, dwarf goat, peacocks, turkeys, assorted chickens/bantams, ducks, micro pigs, african goose, guinea pigs, pigeons, bunnies, and our Andalusian horses whom we had been breeding for 16 years(now semi retired). Not believing in cages, the majority of our animals roam free, though we do have a large room (petting pen) housing adorable bunnies, guinea pigs, pigeons, chicks, piglets; bringing smiles to children and the young of heart. Albert and I would like to share our farm, animals, horses, gardens, as well as our unique natural setting with like minded young travellers. In particular individuals interested in learning about and working with farm animals, horses, and gardens. Horse experience a plus.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Experience being part of a Canadian family, while interacting with numerous happy horses and farm animals. Gaining animal/horse/farm experience. Have the opportunity to explore our vast outdoors, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking available.
Currently looking for helpers for horse training, horses/animal care, as well as carpentry, handyman tasks and fencing.
May accommodate up to 3 volunteers, 2 sharing a large room, 1 in a smaller adjacent bedroom. Separate washroom/shower.
Suitable for horse/animal and nature lovers, who wish to experience being part of a Canadian family. Walking distance to the beach, horse, hiking and mountain bike trails. 3km to Gibsons. Bus stop at our doorstep. Will also help drive to town, provide mountain bikes, horses (if experienced), kayaks, for after work or days off.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week