Family farm in the stunning and peaceful setting of the Slocan Valley BC, Canada

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    Última actividad

    19/05/2022

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  • Medallas

 
  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a hard working, fun loving, organized family with a wide range of projects on the go. Steve is an avid outdoorsman, passionate about skiing, mountain biking and anything on the water. A lifelong entrepreneur, he is currently working as an Entrepreneur In Residence for a local Tech association. Simone, is a metal/ice artist, herbal practitioner, gardener, baker and animal person. Simone's father Carl lives on the same land, is a wonderful metal artist and builder, and a resource of knowledge and practical skills.

    We have traveled quite a bit, the longest period being 2 winters in Panama working at a remote island surf camp, a few months in Portugal and most recently WWOOFing in Hawaii (with kids) for 3 months. We love adventures, connecting with people from all over the world and learning about other cultures.
    Our boys are Arlo aged 4, and Drinnon aged 6. They are great kids, full of energy and adventurous and are used to being around other people. They are both easy going and adaptable.

    We live in a stunning post and beam Strawbale house, built by Simone's family. Our property us 15 acres, 2 of them being flat creating a lovely yard/garden and mini farm area in front of the house. The property backs onto crown land and our backroad leads into the Valhalla Mountain Range.

    We have a sweet kangal shepherd dog, an arabian horse plus a boarding quarter horse, house cat , 5 laying hens and a miniature jersey milk cow and her calf. This spring/summer we have seasonal animals such as 4 pigs and 60-100 meat chickens.

    **We do require people to be fully vaccinated to come stay at our farm.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

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

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I am happy to share knowledge in baking pastries and sourdough bread, making fermented foods and seasonally preserving foods (late summer/fall). I can also share my knowledge of herbal medicine for those with an interest, and lots of animal care skills. Steve is able to share his various building skills, entrepreneurial experience and talk business.

    We enjoy hosting dinner parties with friends, and taking in other local cultural events as Covid allows. We would welcome you to join in these social activities.

    If you want to come:
    -please come with a positive attitude and keen work ethic
    -we are a family, so you need to be ok with young kids
    -no drama please, our kids give us enough stress :)

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We live on a family farm and had busy summers in both 20/21 reestablishing gardens, planting an orchard and building barns and other infrastructure to work towards self sufficiency.

    For 2022 our spring/summer projects include:
    -various small building projects, and a larger one- rebuilding the "house" on a steel hulled houseboat
    -building a pump house for the new well
    -putting up walls on a workshop- posts and roof already done
    -fencing
    -gardening
    -lots of cutting/stacking firewood and general maintenance
    -childcare
    -animal care

    Gardening in 2022 year will be focused on:
    -planting fresh veggies for us all to eat
    -mulching, weeding, watering
    -planting green manure crops and planning crop rotation
    -wood chip mulching in orchard
    -planting more raspberry canes

    **We very much welcome couples, with one person keen on childcare, and one keen on other projects.

    We will have some expectation for help around meals to the best of your abilities, if not food prep/cooking then clean up for the meals that we share. Shared meals will be a gathering place for daily conversation over good home prepared meals. Our diet is quite varied and non specific to any styles, you can expect good home cooking with veggies, meats, plenty of baked goods, and excellent coffee and tea :). NOTE: We are not able to accommodate major dietary restrictions such as gluten free, dairy free, vegan, as we cook one meal for all.

    If you are reading this with an interest in childcare, we would love to have help with our kids during the day. Someone to playfully engage the kids for part of the day so that we can work kid free. This is not a requirement, just a hope from busy parents!

    **We do require people to be fully vaccinated to come stay at our farm.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We offer a well set up 26ft travel trailer for accommodations, plus use of the main house. The trailer is perfect for a couple, a pair of good friends or a single person. It has a double bed, 2 bunk beds, fully functioning kitchen and nearby bathroom accommodations. The location is in a pleasant wooded area near the main house but offers a place to have your own space as you wish. There may be room in the house available at times as well, though the trailer offers a pleasant escape and will likely suit most people. Wifi reaches the trailer.
    Most meals will take place in the main house’s courtyard. For breakfast you are on your own in the travel trailer (ingredients provided by us, including homemade granola, yogurt, fruits, fresh bread, jams, eggs, cheese, coffee, tea etc) but join the family for lunches and about half the weeks dinners. The other dinners we provide food to be enjoyed in our respective areas in order for us to catch up on valued family time.

    Contributing time in the kitchen is encouraged around shared meals, we love good tunes and social cooking together. My father Carl often joins for meals.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There are many things to do in your time off, we are at the base of the Valhalla Mountains, so hiking, biking, camping, and climbing, and on the surrounding lakes and rivers many water activities (swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking. The river is 5 min drive from the house, and if you are brave there is a creek a few minutes walk from the house for a cold plunge. Nelson is our closest town, 35 min drive and is an great place to explore with many markets and beach side activities. There is a bus service that runs 4 times a day to and from Nelson, and up to the town Slocan (further beaches, hikes and cultural activities). The bus stop is a 20 min bike ride from the house. Having your own transportation is the ideal here, the Slocan Valley has a lot of good activities to take part in and having your own vehicle creates more opportunities! There are great day trips from here to explore local towns, quiet sites on the lakes, biking adventures, and cultural activities. We will gladly offer rides when we are doing activities together, and you will be welcome to join us for dinner parties, trips to see family on Kootenay lake, floating Slocan River, going to town, but on your off time it will be up to you to find your way around. We will gladly loan bikes, paddleboards, and other sporting gear, and offer suggestions for local destinations!

  • Un poco más de información

    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

    We have great internet that reaches the travel trailer and around the property.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have plenty of options for parking vehicles

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Número de referencia de anfitrión: 792343591424