Help out at our hobby farm on Vancouver Island



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    Our family of four (boy 14, girl 10) lives on 5 acres in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. We call our hobby farm Any Fool's Farm because a mountainous farm in California that inspired us to take up rural living 10 years ago has a sign: "Any fool can farm flat land" --and our land is relatively flat. We try to grow as much of our food as possible but our work lives (to protect the natural world) and busy kid schedules mean we don't get nearly as much time in the gardens as we'd like. This is where you come in!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide dans une ferme
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We host music concerts, both indoors and outdoors, that would give travellers the inside scoop on living here. Travellers would also have the opportunity to learn about native plants and making medicine from them, experience the glorious Cowichan River (walking distance from our property), and embrace the local food (and beverage) scene.

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    We would like help with gardening and the chickens five hours a day, five days a week. And depending on the time of year, there could be additional projects such as painting, building a greenhouse, or making herbal tinctures.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Guest room in the house--on the lower floor. There is a half bath there, and access to a shower/bathtub upstairs. Visiting helpers become part of the household and have access to the living room etc. You will eat with us or on your own schedule--we supply the food, you help with cleanup. (We like to cook, but also love to have help with that--no pressure, but we've had amazing meals from helpers, from Ecuadoran to Japanese cuisine)

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Bicycles are available for use--we are a 20-minute bike ride to town (Duncan). We are walking distance from wonderful hiking trails, a winery and two excellent restaurants and a great corner store. We can also drive you to see other sights as well as a weekly music jam. We have an inflatable boat you can use to float down the Cowichan River. We are a family that likes to work hard and celebrate life and we've had great experiences getting to know travellers from all over (including fellow Canadians!).

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 172623371835