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We love to host people from all over the world and share travel stories. Our 13 acre hobby farm is located in the heart of Saanich Peninsula. Come and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of our little piece of paradise!
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolajeCuidado de animalesAyuda en una granjaCocinar para toda la familiaAyuda domésticaMantenimiento general
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Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
Volunteers will experience a unique Canadian culture,much different from the rest of Cold Canada.Have opportunities to visit not only the most beautiful city on this planet...VICTORIA...,but also surrounding areas.Learn about farm life.We enjoy having NEW guests,also have hosted Intern.students in last 15 years enjoying INTER CULTURE exchange both in foods and a customs.We would include our Workaway guests into our activities as much as they are willing.
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En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
As we are already in the WINTER season we are looking for a ONE person OR a couple .In this moment we are looking for a ONE Female helper starting now!!!!! Please, reply as soon as you are able , and do not forget to tell us a little more on your traveling plans in Canada./Where you are in present time and length for how long you would like to stay on our FARM in Saanich Peninsula
IF you are a MALE and have some trade/like a carpenter, landscaper or anything else, please share with us your questions and your experiences. If you are a FEMALE ,please tell us a little about your work experiences in your field, because part on your DAILY FARM work will be to work outside / AND sometime your hands will get dirty/ around our property/like weeding, usual work around the house, gardens and of course our animals.Our little dog Sami also will get her walk with you. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
We would like to host volunteers, (maximum of double-occupancy at least 3-4 weeks stay, with an option to extend their stay up to........ Volunteering hours are 5 hours per day/Monday - Friday/ in return for meals, in your fully furnished own cabin
and other benefits- such a free WIFI, bikes and fantastic environment on Unique Saanich Peninsula.
We would like our helpers to come on MONDAY/ if possible/,so we have a time to WELCOME them to become familiar with our set-up on our Hobby Farm. The SATURDAY is usually check-out time at noon. Sometime depend on Helpers situation. We try to be flexible and understanding to everyone needs and we do not experience no problems.
We both are Semi-retired, but we continuously working our property as much as we can.
In this challenging times we still are looking for people who enjoy pleasant place, respecting the environment, being surrounded by forest, not far from a ocean and mountains ,have plenty of initiative and feeling, comfortable while being with the animals
We - also would ask you the most important questions! Are you been vaccinated?? Please provide us with your information's. Thank you in advance.
BEFORE YOU SEND US THE REQUEST TO STAY ON OUR FARM ,PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURSELF, YOUR TRAVELING PLANS, YOUR INTEREST,YOUR HOBBY...SO IT IS EASIER FOR US TO GET TO KNOW YOU A "little" MORE....
AND with hope we will be for you a GOOD FIT!!! up the manure
The specific tasks vary depending on the season. For example, we harvest our blueberries in July and August, and our orchard and vineyard in September/Harvesting and preserving. Other tasks throughout the year as I mention before: are some animal care, from time to time fixing the fences around animals shelters and the pastures. Keeping the garden areas cleared from brush. and in the fall raking the leaves and pruning the fruit trees, Our orchard has 12 fruit trees.
Various help in the house especially when the weather is very rainy and cold/, general property maintenance, like , chopping and stacking fire wood, cleaning small forest, weeding veggies boxes and the flower gardens , collecting daily our 7 Alpacas manure. We also would like to know if you do have some specific trade /like carpentry, landscaping experiences, cook, baker OR Whatever/ what will benefit our daily Farm task, please let us know. We very much appreciate all information you can provide in advance your coming.
See you soon
Marta and Peter
Volunteers have deluxe accommodations in a private self-contained CABIN with amazing ocean and mountain views. The COZY CABIN is located on the farm in open pastures among our sheep grazing, with lambs in the early spring adding to your enjoyment. Included is a fully equipped kitchen/with patio/ 3 piece bathroom, storage area, separate sleeping quarters with bunk beds, all linens are provided except TOWELS and we like the cabin to be left in clean condition AFTER YOUR DEPARTURE We ONLY take a ONE person or the COUPLE during the seasons.
Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from the kitchen each morning with your first cup of coffee.Our volunteers will do a laundry outside of our Farm in Public Laundromat/it is 5 minutes from our home/We have 2 bikes for your use. Just bring yours lock for the bike you will be using.
In the Summertime we have to be careful of our water consumptions and the the helpers WILL BE asked to take short showers and other saving techniques for day to day!
We can provide the appropriate cloth and a footwear for those working during the rainy season here/DEC-FEB/
Breakfast and lunches you will be preparing yourself in the cabin with the food supply provided by your host family;
We itemize exactly what food we supply during your stay. The list of food is inside the pantry in the kitchen .NO exchanges on grocery. The dinners Monday-Friday are made in our kitchen with your help on the side. However, we are unable to accommodate Vegan/Vegetarian, since we have different diet in our home.Thank you for your understanding in advance.
Our farm is located in Saanichton, B.C., 20 km north of downtown Victoria. Public transit BUS #️72 will take you to downtown Victoria in about 35 minutes. We do have bikes available to our volunteers. The Saanich Peninsula consists of small communities including, small town of Sidney BY the SEA,, North Saanich & Central Saanich, Bentwood Bay and Deep Cove. The Victoria Airport, BC Ferry Terminal and the Institute of Ocean Sciences are all located within the Saanich Peninsula. We do have a maps for all about mentions area for our volunteers available.
Vancouver Island hosts a variety of activities and attractions, such as Whale-watching, Canada's oldest Chinatown, the B.C. legislature and the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria's magnificent Inner Harbor landmarks, salmon fishing charters, Sidney's Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, the Butcher Gardens, and of course hiking, kayaking and biking Vancouver Island's 3,500 kilometres of ocean coastline, 700 lakes, 160 rivers and 890 streams. These waterways are located amid spectacular West Coast scenery and are shared by an abundance of marine creatures and wildlife.
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I spent 4 wonderful weeks at the Farm and I'm very grateful for every moment and memory I could make! Marta and Peter are great hosts, so very kind and always made sure that we have a
They were wonderful hosts. It was my first farm experience. They were very thoughtful and helpful with it.
They provided excellent accommodation. The farm is a beautiful place to work at. Thank you for hosting me! Marta, Peter, Gizmo, and Sammy!
My experience there has been very positive, I got my own private cabin fully equipped and at the same time we had dinner together in the house almost every night, which felt very warm and welcoming, the food was very good (specially when Marta made Gulash!) and we had good conversations every
Dear Marta and Peter,
I would love to say thank you for an amazing 4 months of helping you at the farm. I enjoyed every moment.
I learned a lot of new things about how to plant vegetables, take care of animals, bake, cook, etc.
Thank you Peter for teaching me how to
She was a great helper for us, always willing to step in and do what ever was important to do that day.
She was very pleasant to be round.
We would love to recomand Kanako to the next host family and wishing her a Great journey traveling in Canada.
Good luck with hope to see you someday in
Visit this farm!
Close to Sidney and Victoria, but a peaceful and quiet place. Except you are coming in April or May: That’s the time of the newborn lambs! It was a pleasure to wake up and watch them running and playing around the cottage, which is located
Thank you soooooooomuch for helping us during your stay on our Farm.It was pleasure meeting you and also helping you to speak better English.We have had a lots of fun talking to you during our supper hours and watching together our favorite show on TV.Thank you from our Alpacas for keeping them clean and of course the sheep say"Thank
We have had a great 3 weeks together.She help us anytime during the day..We hope she is well experiencing her NEXT travel destination in COSTA RICA.We highly recommend Naomi for any kind of work to be
If you like outdoors it is very good place to stay and discover the area. Work is not difficult, every day is different. I liked helping with animals (especially
She always was on time AND precise with her daily Tasks.We sure enjoyed hr very much and WILL missed her present on our Farm and our home.She felt like our own daughter just "moved inn" with her
Marta and Peter are simply some of the kindest and most giving people I’ve ever met and my experience on the farm was better than I could have hoped for.
Their farm is beautiful and I loved spending every day taking care of the animals or out in the garden, but my favourite part was being
Kelly was a great /Gardening/ learner, we are very thankful for that.
We loved and appreciated her enthusiasm,energy and HELP with everything we ask her to do..AND..more!!
She always was ready to help with smile and great conversation topic!!Our 10 year old grandson Landen still asking me
We would give them 7 STARS if we could..
This two/Jana and Peter/ are the most amazing team.They accomplished so much in the 4 weeks they stayed with us!!
Not only Jana and Peter/newly weds/ are extremely hard workers,they are truly wonderful people,
THANK YOU for all your
Renata is very quick, she learned fast,as she would have a Farm in her native Country.
It was her first workaway and I was happy to hear she only had a good experiences on our Farm.
We bake together,we chat together,we
Ronja is hardworking,very helpful,intuitive It was privilege to host her.She is wonderful young girl,eager to help anytime and with anything
We highly recommend her for her NEXT host.
We already missed her smile,her talk about her family life in
As this was my first Workaway experience, I felt I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to spend nearly 2 months on this beautiful farm.
During my time there, I had a health issue and Marta and Peter were very supportive. I could not of wished for a better place to be.
Marta is very clear with what she needs done
Lucas had amazing energy and knowledge for what ever task of the day he was doing.Beeing their first time on the Farm in Canada they both done a fantastic job!! and we will
Anyways, its been one of my favorites workaway experience! Can I stay longer? can I swap with one of your exchange students?? Haha
I feel so grateful and
She was a wonderful access to our Family busy life, especially during the blueberries pick-up season
We wish Maria good luck with her traveling plans and we hope to see you some day AGAIN in B.C.
Again with Thanks from a Marta
To be honest, the first day went not very smooth for me, probably because i went backpacking alone and it s hard to adapt in another family again..
My first week was Marta Alone (Peter was not in thé house), so we had a bit more work. But Marta was very helpfull and happy with thé help
At thé evening we had some nice
the phrase is simple and the words are FEW,but behind them lies a world of appreciation .
We been so lucky having with us Laura.She arrived with a smile and a Lot of help for us...with kitchen help, outside work and also help with ,our dearest dogs Sami and Gyzmo.
Always on time,always willing to help a we also have
ROSA stayed with us a 2 weeks and she was a such hard working volunteer/ easy to get to know her and work with her.THANK YOU...again Rosa for all your help to keep our Alpacas and sheep barns clean daily.Betsi,San-Jula, Al-Marelo,Mistik ,Kolson and Bismark sending you a BIG HUG!!!
It was fun to learned how to prepared a great MEXICAN
She help us so..so..so much especially with our little dogs,scooping the Alpacas poo daily included weekend.
She was always happy to help with any task we give her.Always on time starting her morning choirs.
We sure will missed her a lot, and we
Thanks for all the kind things you’ve done for me. I hope to see all of you soon! If you need me in March don’t hesitate!
For the workawayers : I recommande Marta and Peter’s farm, you will be welcomed like a part of their family.
Thank you for sharing your life experiences with me.I hope I was able to help you a "little".
Meghan always was looking for ways to help us in our
We Love to recommend them to other
You are always WELCOME back.
We will give a strong recommendation to your Next workAway in Canada.
Good luck and Happy traveling
Cheers from all of us
Marta and Peter
I had the opportunity to help taking care of the animals which was a lot of fun, weeding blueberries, do the vineyard and sometimes
My partner and I stayed here for 1 month.. it was a great first work away.
You can't ask for better accommodation; it is a small private cabin located on a field at the back of the property.. you can see the ocean from the kitchen window and there is a nice cider place (sea cider) right behind it. After travelling
I spent two weeks at the beautiful FARM and everything was great at there. This is my first Work away experience. Marta and Peter was very kind. They made me at home.
The work was not hard, like cleaning, cooking, gardening.Especially I like cooking, and Marta and Peter like to try foreign foods. So I
Although I stayed during the winter time and there's not much farm work.But help around the house and learned about their remarkable stories of their life at there dinning table is another unique cultural experience. Marta like to try receipt around the world
We would like to THANK YOU to Marius for his wonderful work he has done on our Hobby Farm
during his stay.He was always on time and ready to help us with many tasks on our Farm. We love to wish him good luck with his journey to Germany and also his future schooling to become a engineer.Hope to see you one day in Germany.
During her stay,Lisa demonstrated an exemplary work ethic.She is dependable,reliable,hard working and conscientious.
Lisa has been tremendous support to our operations of our farm.We
I had a wonderful time at the Brook Meadow Farm and was able to learn about the farm life in Saanich and especially how to spin wool!! The housing was lovely and no kidding, the view is gorgeous!
I hope everything goes well with your sweet
Looking forward to be back next year and cook delicious borsch! :)
Thank you for everything!
We felt blessed to have Anna in our every day work.She was happy to work and contribute to our Farm life.She helped with ALL sort of farm chores_ from watering daily our veggie,flower gardens,blueberries,orchards,vineyards and also weeding,cleaning,cooking,baking.I
Good place to stay and discover the area by bike, or hike. There are two bicycles for workawayers and diferents things to explore...
Work to be done is calm and pleasant.
Good feedback with the