Christian Farm, with a variety of building, landscaping and other similar activities near Lethbridge, Canada.

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome back to the farm at the edge of the world! 9 years ago we forsook the ‘instant’ life to take seriously the need to be good stewards with relationships, land, animals, etc. There are 3 families (multigenerational), living in a large house (3 autonomous levels), on 100 acres of ranch land. We have cows, horses, pigs, ducks, chickens, dogs, cats, gardens, ponds, etc. We’re an hour north of the US border (Montana), and 2hrs south of Calgary.

    We’re looking for a male workawayer to help with; building, fencing, landscaping, pasture management, running machinery, irrigation maintenance, wood cutting (some extra muscle to ease the women’s loads), etc... Tasks change with the seasons, it’s all easy to learn and we’re experimenting as we go. The kids are involved in everything we do, they’re the thermometer to make sure it’s all done with simplicity and love, and talking through problems as we go is a priority.

    Freud said, “Friendship is the art of keeping distance and love is the art of intimacy”. Our goal is to face life (land, animals, food, sex) square in the face, to expose our pride and failure and to go to God and his church for answers. We gather 3 times a week as a house-church to break bread, pray and study. Also, everyone is learning Hebrew and any help with that would be great.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • 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

    Watching for hungry, disquieted, and brave young men who want to recover kinship, animals, and the land. What we’re always learning here is how to better relate as men and women and to respect and value the children.

    “The man who lives in a small community lives in a much larger world. He knows much more of the fierce varieties and uncompromising divergences of men. In a large community we choose our companions, while in the small community our companions are chosen for us. Thus, in highly civilized societies groups come into existence through sympathy and shut out the real world more sharply than the gates of a monastery. There is nothing really narrow about the clan; the thing which is really narrow is the clique. A big society exists in order to form cliques and promote narrowness. It is a machinery for the purpose of guarding the solitary and sensitive individual from all experience of the bitter and bracing human compromises... It is a society for the prevention of Christian knowledge.” G.K. Chesterton

  • Help

    Help

    As said above, we need a hand with; building, fencing, landscaping, pasture management, running machinery, irrigation maintenance, butchering, wood cutting, etc... We tackle jobs and projects as they arise, there is no exact routine just a willingness to learn and be helpful. Focused jobs take about 5 hrs a day. We all enjoy stopping for a swim or a skate, or horse ride. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are often spent playing tennis, soccer, volleyball, swimming, saunaing, etc...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Intermediate

    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

    The women all enjoy home-making and being hospitable so house related things (meals, laundry, cleaning, etc..) are covered. We try to use what we produce here and eat a traditional diet with no processed foods. We make our own beer and wine, etc. We CANNOT accommodate any special diets, as the health and stewardship of our children, animals, and land depends on a traditional diet.

    There is a private bedroom with shared bathroom. There’s internet but we try to use it to enhance relationships not to avoid them.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The USA is an hour south and the mountains are 2hrs west. We try to go hiking and cliff jumping there at least once in the summer.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Will consider any pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 988481562397