Family Farmstay on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Availability now until March 14th

    Welcome! Our family of six is just starting a small, organic family hobby farm on 5 acres on beautiful Saltspring Island. Our 4 children, aged 5 years to 11 years, are very active and excited to care for our animals (goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, cats, dog, guinea pigs) and plan/develop gardens. This year we had lots of baby animals, and last year we got a chocolate lab puppy that needs lots of training. We are looking for helpers who LOVE children and want to be part of a big, loud family! This is a great way to practice English and be part of a Canadian family. Helpers live in our home and are included in family life. Tara has taught English internationally and really enjoys helping with language learning.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Enseignement
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • 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

    Helpers learn about life in a Canadian family, as well as care of animals and gardens. Our four children love to talk to wwoofers and play games with them, so there is lots of opportunities to practice English all day long!

  • Aide

    Aide

    We ask for a mix of indoor and outdoor work. Our daily routine is for volunteers to help from 8-10am with both indoor and outdoor chores. Indoor morning help includes breakfast clean-up, making bread, and helping with the children. Outdoor help includes caring for the goats, chickens, ducks, and turkeys. The younger children will come along with you and help with the chores or play nearby, so you can take your time and enjoy the small helping hands. In the fall we got a puppy who needs help with training. She will become a therapy dog.

    Helpers then have free time from 10-12noon. We have lunch at 12noon, and helpers help again from 2:30-dinner time. 2:30-4:30pm we have various projects depending on the time of year (gardening, small construction projects, chopping wood, weeding, cleaning) and 4:30pm is animal feeding. Dinner is around 5:30/6pm, and helpers help with clean-up after meals.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Allemand: Intermédiaire
    Français: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Helpers have their own bedroom in our house (and it can be loud sometimes!). We go on lots of fun adventures with the children and would love you to join our family. Because it takes a little bit of time to get to know our children and animals, we prefer helpers to stay 1-2 months (minimum stay 3 weeks). Most helpers stay about 1 month and we find that works quite well. We host helpers year round, and in winter there is still outdoor work (animal feeding, construction etc), but also more indoor work (childcare, cleaning, baking etc).

    We eat local meat/fish but can accomodate vegetarians. We eat a lot of our own dairy and eggs, which we get from our animals, as well as our meat birds. We have small children, and we are looking for non-smoking helpers who welcome little ones joining in the work with them. We are interested in helpers who are able to share their culture with our family and children. It is very important to us that you can positively interact with the children while working/ living in our home, so interest and enjoyment of children is absolutely necessary!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are a short walk to Fulford village where there are some shops and public transportation to town (Ganges). Fulford Village (10 minute walk) is also where you can catch a 35 minute ferry to Victoria. From our house you can walk to the beach, ocean, hiking trails, and a swiming lake. We homeschool, and we go on various fieldtrips that you are welcome to join with us. We love to hike and have weekly picnic dinners at the ocean in nice weather.

  • 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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (and meal clean-up)



N° de référence hôte : 649256546257