Come and be a part of our farm and enjoy being surrounded by animals in Chemainus, Canada



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  • Description


    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 1 cat named Fat Cat. He is very affectionate and spends most of his 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    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.

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  • Help


    Rabbits - daily feeding, watering and cleaning.
    Goats - daily feeding, watering and cleaning.
    House - cooking, cleaning. Organize storage.
    Dogs - daily affection
    Cat - daily affection

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 853141388146