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Enjoy island life and help harvest a market garden on an island in Canada

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  • Last activity: 4 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I am a scientist, author, grandmother, sometimes an activist and now starting a small market garden to increase food security on this beautiful island. I have lived in the wilderness for most of my life, but moved to this island with roads and a ferry.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    This island was settled by Finnish people and some of that heritage still exists, there is a museum. A nearby island connected by ferry is a First Nation community with a museum and strong traditions. Humpback whales are visible daily all summer and killer whales pass through.

  • Help


    I am looking for a person/people who would enjoy helping me harvest the gardens for market and help with watering/weeding. I am looking for people who are kind, fair, careful and like to work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a tiny house built into a large truck. It is a beautiful space all natural wood, a tiny woodstove and a propane cookstove. The property is off grid (solar) so power use is limited, no hair dyers for example, but laptops are fine. The water supply is limited, showers are in town. Drinking water also comes from town, same as in the main house. There is an outhouse. The quarters are comfortable with a double bed, a sleeping loft, table and counters. There are lots of fresh vegetables available. This is a small island of about 700 residents. The town is 20 km away down a well maintained dirt road. There is a post office, a good small market, a cafe (only open for breakfast and lunch). There is a ferry that runs to the island every few hours that connects to Vancouver Island.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area is a tourist destination. People some here to see whales, fish for salmon, kayak, camp and bike. Town is 20 minutes away by car down a dirt road. The community is friendly. The island is ringed with cobblestone beaches. Sea otters, seals, eagles, sea lions are easily visible from the beach.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is internet but not everywhere on the property and it is not high speed.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a large field where a van/motorhome could be parked, but it is off-grid serviced by limited solar power.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 938252135172



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