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Integrate into our daily family life on our farm in British Columbia, Canada

  • Canada
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  • Last activity: 21 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    Certified Organic Livestock Farm - Bulkley Valley, BC
    One of very few certified organic livestock farms in North Central British Columbia. 320 acres surrounded by other large parcels of farm land but within 20 minutes of Smithers, BC.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • 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

    Our goal is to integrate volunteers into our daily family life so they might better understand Canadian culture and we might better understand their culture. We are new to workaway but have been long time hosts on other sites should you be looking for reviews from past volunteers. We also love to share our knowledge of certified organic livestock farming with anyone who wants to learn. In the winter we usually get volunteers up to the ski hill at least a couple of times, and in the summer we do a lot of hiking and outside sport which you are welcome to participate in.

  • Help


    We are always looking for help with animal feeding, watering, bedding and general care. Berkshire pigs, Dexter cattle, Katahdin sheep, guard alpaca's, broiler chickens, turkeys, and laying hens all run around on grass here. Summer and fall are our busiest times, but we accept volunteers throughout the year. We are also always building new pens, barns, or cabins on our 320 acre farm. There are over eight kilometres of hiking trails and in the winter more than 20km of cross country ski trails that we groom regularly on our property and a 550 foot long zip line as well. Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, skiing (in the winter) opportunities are all very close to our farm which is located about 20 minutes drive East of Smithers, BC.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have a volunteer cabin with two bedrooms and a living area. The bathroom (shared between volunteers) is in our home. We also have a converted school bus camper suitable for a couple. If you prefer your own tent, trailer, or camper that is no problem either. We have good internet access available in or near the house or volunteer cabin, as well as laundry facilities, etc.
    Our diet is almost 100% organic foods, and we love to cook and try new types of food. Our meals are all made from scratch so we spend a lot of time cooking. We eat together with volunteers during supper, and often lunch and breakfast as well. Breakfast and lunch are a fend for yourself affair while dinners are usually more organized, and we prefer to share cooking and dish washing duties. We expect four to five hours of labour per day for excellent accommodation - this means all week, but we are very flexible in timing for hiking/skiing getaways or trips to town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We include volunteers on our farm in any activities we are involved in as a family, if we are hiking, biking, or skiing you are welcome to come along.
    Our expectations are that volunteers care for our animals like the important beings they are taking the time to get to know them and recognize when they need something. We don't require any experience on your part, but we do expect that you will follow our instruction carefully and ask questions when you are unsure of how something should be done. Basically we are pretty easy going people.

  • 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

    yes, if we get the appropriate amount of help daily :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    sure, we have lots of space and shore power

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    would need to discuss, breed, size, number and age of pets prior to acceptance.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 966228144623

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