Come and help on our homestead on Vancouver Island, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Looking for a couple to come and help on our homestead starting Oct 1st.

    Hello and welcome to the West Coast of Canada!

    ☀️ Fall is here and our family is looking for a couple to help around our homestead, orchard and garden! We ask for 25 hours a week (9am to 12pm/1pm to 3pm) in exchange for food 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), 15 minutes from a grocery store.***

    ACCOMMODATIONS
    Last year we were blessed with being able to move into our log home on the farm, so we now have a 2nd home to offer to volunteers! Accommodations are provided in the 2nd home on the farm. We provide $100/week 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 small herd of beef cows, a few laying hens, ducks, geese and 2 milk cows for home use to make our own butter and yogurt. During the pasture season we raise heritage hogs on pasture and meat chickens.

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

    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, (our 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 and skiing.
    - We are next door to one of the biggest Wineries in the Comox Valley, Coast Black Winery.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Regenerative Agriculture
    Mananagment Intensive Grazing
    Organic Garden and Orchard
    Holistic Management
    Permaculture
    Irrigation systems
    Opportunity to live and work with travelers from all over the world.
    Learn new languages and skills.

  • Help

    Help

    - Homestead maintenance such as chopping/stacking firewood.
    - Assisting with planting, weeding our home garden.
    - Mulching/composting/weeding our home orchard.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private bedroom available in 2nd home on the farm.
    Private RV's are also available for volunteers who will share the mobile home for common areas/kitchen.

    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 suggested if you want to explore Vancouver Island. If you don't bring a vehicle, there are bus systems to get you around and we have bikes for your use.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

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    • 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.

Our log home.
Volunteer's kitchen in 2nd home.
Volunteer's common area in 2nd home.
Private bedroom for volunteer in 2nd home.
Beautiful local beaches
Time off spent on the boat on the pond

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