Experience farm life in Texada, Canada




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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

  • Descripción


    I operate a small/medium farm on Texada, and it keeps me pretty busy. I'm not organic and use organic methods when possible. I moved here fall 2018 from a previous farm and still have many projects to do. I need people who see the vision and will work with me to attain it. I will work longer hours than you...I don’t expect you to keep working. If you can cook, let me know and I’m happy to hand over the kitchen so I can tackle more projects.

    This winter I have fencing and building projects, and machinery maintenance I’m working on. Possibly many small building projects. And I will be developing a market garden, and seed starting starts soon. I will also be developing livestock feed crop areas for next winter.

    Larger scale, I will have a barn project and a renovation project and could use an experienced carpenter.

    I have a room in the house available or a rustic bunk house style room in the old cottage. Prefer longer stays due to training that needs to happen.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • 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

    You will learn small/medium scale farm techniques. I have many stories of farming and also of working on ships. I am happy to teach engaged workers skills necessary to start a new farm. I have worked with previous farm worker programs and enjoy helping people learn english and teaching the skills needed for small scale farming.

    I am also very musical and sing and play guitar, there can be many nights of sitting around playing/singing/having a good time. I have a small recording studio which we may be able to use in down time.

  • Ayuda


    I operate an active mixed farm with sheep, pigs, geese, ducks, turkeys and horses. Much of the farm is old and looking for people interested in animal husbandry in addition to people interested in history restoration/preservation as well as new builds. Minimum stay is 2 weeks, would prefer longer but short may work depending on projects. For a farm stay, I need someone mature and engaged who listens to instruction well. For building there are many options for work being done including restoration of old buildings, new outbuildings, fencing. For gardening, there is a house garden as well as a large winter garden for storage vegetables for the livestock through the winter. There will also be a very active hay season and then fruit harvest on the farm where workers who appreciate hard physical work will be appreciated. Though not necessary, I would love to find some longer term visitors who can farm-stay for some school time I need to do away this year.

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  • Alojamiento


    I have an old farm house with the middle section of the house segregated as a sleeping cottage. Water/laundry/ washroom/cooking is shared in the main house. I can't cook every meal, but the ones I can are shared. I will provide regular food but no specialty foods. All meals include meat/dairy/eggs as this is a working farm where we take pride in eating what we grow/raise/produce.

    There is no smoking on the farm or in accommodations.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Texada Island is full of history and things to do and see. Activities can include mountain biking, hiking, beach-combing, horse riding...we have flora and fauna unique to BC/Canada and this is an amazing place to live, work and stay. We have mountains, amazing trails and forestry lands, and many, many beaches.

    Powell River is the nearest city, and has an amazing network of trails and lakes in the coastal mountains nearby.

    Access to Texada is either by plane or by ferry.

    Ferry routes can come 4 ways ways - via sunshine coast out of Horseshoe bay through to Powell River, via Nanaimo out of Horseshoe bay ferry (Vancouver) then drive to Comox, via Tsawassen to Duke point (Nanaimo) then drive to Comox, or via Tsawassen to Victoria then drive to Comox.

    Planes can come 3 ways - into Powell River, into Comox then short cab ride to Little River Ferry Terminial to Powell River, direct to Texada from North Terminal Vancouver or Parksville.

    I can pick up people at Texada ferry terminal and possibly further depending on the day/time of arrival.

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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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

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  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

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  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    4-5 hours a day

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 628137974638