Private home Available - helping on our homestead and farm on Vancouver Island.

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  2021 

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  • Description

    Description

    From April 19th

    Looking for a NON SMOKING couple or singles to come and help on our homestead starting in April. We are preferably looking for longer term stays, at least a month. We have working (but friendly!) livestock guardians and cats so can't accept pets.

    Hello and welcome to the West Coast of Canada!

    ☀️ Spring is here and our family is looking for a couple or 2 singles to help around our farm. homestead, orchard and garden! We ask for 25 hours a week in exchange for grocery money and accommodations in a private home on our farm.

    ***Please note that a car for getting around to the grocery store and exploring the area is required as we are a 30 minutes from town (Courtenay) and 15 minutes from a grocery store.***

    ACCOMMODATIONS
    Accommodations are provided in the 2nd home on the farm. We provide $200/week for couples ($100 for singles) for groceries so you will do all your own cooking and once a week we share a meal in our home.

    ABOUT US
    We are a family of 5 and are located in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Our Certified Organic farm is 73 acres and we have devoted our lives to raising animals on pasture to produce the highest quality meat and milk products. We have a herd of beef cows, laying hens, ducks, geese and 3 milk cows. We make our own butter, yogurt and cheeses. During the pasture season we raise heritage hogs on pasture and meat chickens. We also have 2 friendly great pyrenees dogs.

    We love sharing our passion for organic regenerative agriculture with travelers from around the world! Our goal is to provide a fun and interesting work environment to our volunteers in exchange for hard work.

    LOCAL ACTIVITIES
    - Our farm has a beautiful 2 acre pond with a paddle boat where you can see wildlife such as beavers.
    - We are surrounded by a wonderful bike trail system that leads to the Tsolum River for swimming on hot days.
    - There is a fire pit for volunteers for after work and enjoying with a cold beer.
    - We try to host a group dinner once a week in our log home with food from the farm to visit and get to know each other.
    - We are 10km from Miracle Beach nature park and sandy Saratoga beach.
    - Nymph Falls is 25 minutes away, (a favorite place to go!) with amazing swimming and cliff jumping. 
    - We are right under Mount Washington, the the best mountain on the Island for hiking, snowboarding, skiing, zipline
    - We are next door to one of the biggest Wineries in the Comox Valley, Coast Black Winery and have many other wineries in the area

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    Regenerative Agriculture
    Mananagment Intensive Grazing
    Organic Garden and Orchard
    Holistic Management
    Permaculture
    Irrigation systems
    Learn new languages and skills.

  • Help

    Help

    - Milking our family dairy cow
    - Collecting eggs and feeding the family laying hens
    - Landscape maintenance such as brush cutting/weed whacking
    - Homestead maintenance such as chopping/stacking firewood.
    - Assisting with planting, weeding our home garden.
    - Mulching/composting/weeding our home orchard.
    - Building projects
    - Other animal help

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private 2nd home on the farm.
    Private RV's are also available for volunteers who will share the mobile home for common areas/kitchen.
    We have high speed WIFI!

    Use of common areas kitchen/living room and utilities are included (electricity, wifi, heat, etc.)
    Bedding is also included so you don't have to bring your own!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our team members get to experience life in one of the most beautiful places in Canada -- Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley area around us has beautiful beaches, rivers, forests, hiking, snowboarding/skiing on Mount Washington, surfing, whale watching, fishing and more.

    We are located about a 10 minute car ride to the closest amenities and 20 minutes from Courtenay, a city of 30,000 people. A personal vehicle is needed to get your groceries.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

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