Welcome to our small Farm nestled between the ocean and mountains in beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

    Renumeration, minimum wage, is paid to helpers as well as complimentary accommodation in our travel trailer. Appropriate permits are required for working.

  • 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

  • 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

    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.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Currently looking for workers for horse training, horses/animal care, farm tours, as well as carpentry, handyman tasks and fencing.

    Minimum wage as well as accommodation in travel trailer provided. Current permits required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    May accommodate up to 3 helpers staying in travel trailer, 1 room in house is also available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 Goblet the turkey.

    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 & horses. We currently have approximately 100, 2 & 4 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, bunnies, and our Andalusian horses whom we had been breeding for 17 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,; bringing smiles to children and the young of heart, with our petting pen.

    We would like to share our farm, animals, horses, gardens, as well as our unique natural setting with like minded Wwoofers. In particular, individuals knowledgeable and enthusiastic about working with farm animals, horses, children or farm maintenance.

    Those who are positive, open minded, flexible with working hours, enjoy working hard outdoors, getting their hands dirty, and are okay with a goat coming in for a short visit. Horse, child, handi man experience a plus.

    Duties for those with horse experience include: trail rides, pony rides, lessons and training., option of learning farm adventure tours.

    Those with animal and child experience include: farm adventure tours, birthdays, petting farm, learning to work with ponies/horses

    With handyman experience include farm maintenance./carpentry. As we are a small farm, these duties are often combined. Option to learn about horses & farm adventure tours.
    There is also a travel trailer with 2 beds at our very private , stunningly beautiful waterfront acreage, which is ideal for a couple with a vehicle.

    ps Fabulous horseback, mountain bike, and hiking trails in our extended back yard waiting to be explored. You are welcome to ride our horses/mountain bikes/kayaks (at our beach) on your time off.

    Please note to reach our farm by public transit from Vancouver, take the Horseshoe Bay express, #257, stops at Granville to Georgia (City Centre skytrain stop) in front of the Bay store. Take this bus to the terminus at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, then catch the Langdale (Gibsons) ferry. If you let us know which ferry you will be on a couple days ahead , we will pick you up at the Langdale ferry terminal.

    Offering minimum wage plus accommodation in travel trailer.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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