Hello! We are Martin and Erica and we would love to share our little piece of paradise with you! We have a 5 acre hobby farm in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
On our farm we grow organic fruits and vegetables. We have a little bit of everything from Apples to Zucchini!
We raise hair sheep and rabbits for meat. We currently have 6 sheep and 6 rabbits for breeding stock and as many as 30 baby rabbits running around in their tractors.
In the house we have 2 cats named Skinny Cat and Fat Cat. They are very affectionate and spend most of their time outside during the summer. And 2 dogs named Ella (French Bulldog) and Hercules (Mastiff Mix). They are very well behaved and love to go for walks, eat treats and get pets.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We are a bilingual couple (French and English).
You will learn about organic farming, farm maintenance, rabbit and sheep raising.
You could also learn about massage, anatomy and osteopathy from Martin as well as butchery. Erica can teach you how to knit, crochet or sew and she also knows a lot about dog training and psychology.
If you are an artist we would love you to create us something beautiful to hang on the wall and to remember you by.
Garden - weeding, watering and harvesting. Possible canning and food preservation depending on when you are here.
Rabbits - daily feeding, watering and cleaning. Help building and maintaining cages and tractors.
Goats - change water trough daily.
Yard - mowing, weeding.
House - cooking, cleaning. Renovate the suite.
Dogs - daily affection
Cats - daily affection
We have a 2000sq ft house with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen! It has lots of light from huge windows and skylights and every room has a view! We love having morning coffee while watching the birds and squirrels play.
Room 1: is quite spacious with a queen size bed and a private half bath. It is at the back of the house so it is fairly private. Can accommodate 1 person or a couple.
Room 2: is cozy and the brightest room in the house. It has a double size bed and can accommodate 1 person.
We are primarily a gluten free vegetarian house hold but are flexible. We will provide all of the meals or the ingredients and snacks you want! If we don't have something please don't hesitate to ask.
We are at the head of a beautiful trail to the ocean which is surrounded by blackberry bushes. There are numerous walking trails in the area. You can use our mountain bike to explore the area as well. We are good hosts and will tour you around the island as much as possible while you are here. Let us know what you want to see or do and we will do our best to make it happen!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week