Help on our property in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, Canada



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    Our farm is a delightful 7 acre piece of property nestled in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. We acquired the land in 2013 and have been working hard since then to build a passive solar home as well as develop some of the land for agricultural use. The land is a unique mixture of pasture, wetland, and forest. We have a large vegetable and fruit garden. We use organic practices and implement permaculture principles. Our garden/farm is for personal consumption and for sale - we sell vegetables, eggs and some meat.

    We welcomed a beautiful baby boy into our lives in October 2015, and he is now a very active toddler - hence we need all the help we can get! We are expecting a new baby to join our lives this July - so we are busy!

    We really enjoy hosting people from around the world and including them in our family. We get great satisfaction out of cooking and sharing meals, and we do try to get out and have some fun admist the work! At the moment, we have so much work that needs doing, and we really do like to tailor the tasks to people's individual skill sets and/or areas of interest. We always need help with weeding (it's endless!) and generally need help with harvesting, preserving, planting, watering, poultry-tending, fire-wood choppping, cooking, and building.

    We live about 5km from the closest shops and about 15 km from the closest large(ish)town (Duncan, BC). There is so much to see and do in the local area. Hiking, cycling, swimming, climbing opportunities abound! We are but a 20 minute walk to the closest beach, and a 20 minute bike ride to good kayaking opportunities. When we are not working on our farm, travelling, or on our boat, we are working at our "real" jobs as a pilot (Caleb) and a speech-language pathologist (Robin). We both work part-time at our 'real' jobs in order to tend to the farm and our son.

    In winter 2017 we started building a "tiny" house within which our guests can stay. It is situated just outside the garden, and provides guest with lots of privacy and creativity. It is a unique and small space - the bathroom is outside of the building (an outhouse) and the shower is outdoors. We anticipate that the tiny house will be ready for stays as of April 2017.

    We are a fun loving and hard working couple and welcome like minded people!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Projets artistiques

  • 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 love sharing our way of life with visitors - we try to live a sustainable lifestyle - we designed our own passive solar home and eat food grown on our own land. We are happy to share our knowledge around design and permaculture. We also simply love the part of the world that we live-in, and are happy to share its treasures with those who visit us!

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

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

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    We primarily need help with the farm, and jobs will change depending on the time of year. This help primarily includes: seed starting, building, weeding, harvesting, tending to chickens and setting-up the road-side stand. We could also use some help with general maintenance and possibly child-care, in order to provide us with time to work on the farm.

  • Langues parlées

    Allemand: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    Tiny house/ cabin in the garden. No smokers or pets please.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    You would likely be most happy with your own car - as public transit is few and far between. We do have bikes to borrow out. The beach is close, hiking trails are even closer. This is a great spot for those with lots of energy and interest in the natural world around them!

  • 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

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