Volunteer at a self sufficient place on Vancouver Island, Canada

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Canada

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    23/08/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Our place lies between the coast of Georgia Straight and Mt Arrowsmith a bit further to the West, 12 km north of Qualicum Beach. The 5.5 acres is home to 2 miniature donkeys, 1 mini goat, 2 Icelanding sheep, few chickens, 2 stock guardian dogs and 2 cats. We do not have anymore alpacas and llamas which were mentioned in the wwoofers reviews. We are developing an organic orchard, and garden, we are also constantly improving pastures and landscaping to establish a wildflower meadows. There is always some light construction of farm buildings including carpentry, painting and maintenance under way. The chores are varied and depends on the weather.


    Accommodation is in the house and meals are provided, with your assistance often required. Eating is with the family - our palate is variable, non-vegetarian, but vegetarians are welcome. There is WiFi, TV, Nefflix, CDs, books, keyboard, guitar, ukulele(s), puzzles, board games and bicycles to spend your free time. You can also learn or practice knitting and weaving with alpaca fiber, wool or cotton. We are looking for a person who prefers pleasant, environment respecting place, surrounded by forest, not far from the ocean and mountains, have initiative and equally enjoys being with the animals, in the garden or in the kitchen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Members of our family are "global citizens", combining experiences of living in Eastern Europe, Africa, New Zealand and now North America. There is an opportunity for many lively discussions, exchange of stories and recipes. Apart from interacting with the animals, travelers will also see and participate in environmentally friendly way of life with the aim to become self sufficient as much as practicable. To explore the nature, there are several scenic Provincial Parks and beautiful beaches.

  • Help

    Help

    The daily tasks depend on the weather. In winter months (November to February), about 50% of tasks will be indoor. There is also help required with household chores like cleaning and cooking. Help is required approximately 25 hours/week.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the house, with private or shared (double) room. Bedding and towels are provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For cyclists we have a couple of bikes to use. We are encouraging our helpers to participate in planning the weekly menu and joining us in purchasing groceries needed.

  • 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

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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum


Host ref number: 9435677234c9