Learn about farm life, animals, pottery etc. at our family farm on Vancouver Island, Canada



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  • Descripción


    I live on a small organic homestead/ farm up on a mountain close to the TransCanada Trail with my two children.
    Beautiful forest with trails starting right in the back of our house, valley view.
    There are 15 acres of land with gardens, a small orchard, 2 large greenhouses, animal pastures and a pond so far.

    Our projects include:
    - raising meat rabbits and chickens
    -everyday chores like firewood, pruning back trees and bushes, weeding
    - help in my pottery studio if possible
    -planting, landscaping, making firewood, everything you need
    to do on a homestead
    - hanging out with our kids
    -fencing a new area for berry bushes and nut trees
    -propagate trees and berry bushes
    -setting up more animal shelters, including fencing
    -cultivating new soil and build new garden beds
    -growing more medicinal plants
    -improving our compost system
    - collecting seaweed from the beach
    - maintaining greenhouses, from seeding to harvest
    - pruning
    - harvesting and saving seeds
    - canning, dehydrating, preserving food and medicinals
    - tree planting
    - preparing and applying biodynamic preparations
    - various renovations in the house

    I have a fully equipped pottery studio set up.
    I am also hosting Tango workshops and dance events at my house once a month.

    We live approx. 15-20 minutes away from the closest shops and town.
    I go to town frequently as my 14 year old son attends various activities, we are only 13 minutes from the Waldorf School and 20 minutes from the ocean.
    I also have a 10 year old girl.
    Our interests lay in living a simple life in peace, connecting with the land and creating beautiful things.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We speak 2 languages, English and German.
    I am happy to share my knowledge about farming, growing food, healthy eating, pottery and many other passions of mine!
    My place is like a retreat on a little mountain in the woods, if you like a quiet meditative lifestyle with lots of nature and time spent in contemplation than this is a good place for you.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Sometimes I am just looking for a house sitter to take care of the animals while I am away.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    guest bedroom, private bathroom on separate floor in above ground basement.
    Food available but due to my irregular work schedule I can not cook meals and most helpers in the past have been happy to make their own food.
    Kitchen has anything you would need and I am happy to buy food that you like even if I don't eat it :)

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    Helpers at my place have been very independent in the past years and i have received positive feedback about it.
    I have used other hosting platforms for the last 10 year and just added workaway.
    If you want to go there and check out our reviews or pictures, pls do!

    I usually have a few tasks or projects going at a time and they can pick each day what they want to work on, so it doesn't get too boring.
    I am very happy about initiative and projects you want to start on your own if it improves and benefits the land.

    Vancouver Island is a vibrant place with amazing nature to explore everywhere! Kayaking, whale watching, hiking, etc. your own vehicle would help with that. I will go to town every now and then or to Victoria one night a week. There are lots of young people growing food in this area, good food available always!
    Lots of art, music, dance, yoga, meditation, etc.

    My kids love to play with helpers!

    I am a single parent and it is way too much for me to take care of the land, the house, my kids, my business and everything else that is going on by myself. Help is much appreciated.

    When I work I usually work all day in my studio and am not around too much, when my kids are here with me, I am cooking and playing :)

    We have had many great helpers stay with us long term, many of them coming back several years in a row or for visits.
    Right now I am looking for shorter stays around 1- 2 weeks , but am open and flexible.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 319442919229