Come and help us on our small ecological farm and learn about subsistence farming on Southern Vancouver Island, Canada



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    Learn subsistence farming on a century farm with 15 acres of sunny escarpment with almost 360 degree views, maple forests and river swimming. Join us on our daily rounds, running the farm and still have lots of time to explore this stunning part of the world.

    We are a small ecological veg and cider apple hobby farm. We do it for the lifestyle and the joy of abundance. One of us works also works "off-farm". The 2 of us are pioneer spirits, with over 60 yrs homesteading experience between us and have lots to share, if interested. One of us is also a seasoned carpenter, the other is a horticulturist. We also have an entertaining and adorable Boston terrier who likes to chase a ball.

    Looking for folks who are physical types by nature, willing helpers and fluent in English. On the farm we work hard and schedule the day so that everybody can still have lots of time to enjoy this piece of paradise. Beautiful walks on farm, river swimming, amazing sunsets and star-gazing big skies at night. Lifestyle is really important to us and we like to have fun.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Entretien général

  • 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 hearing about people's travels and their home countries and food. One of us has done volunteering in NZ so that we'd know what it's like to be on the other side of the exchange.

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    We really want you to have a good time while you're here and will offer variety as much as possible. We need help with with our subsistence crops, seeding, hoeing, mulching, etc. There might be some building, trail work, land stewardship, fencing, firewood, etc. People with carpentry or farming experience would be great but positive attitude and willingness to learn is important too. The trade is 5 days/week at 5hrs/day. We are hoping for 2 week stays.

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    Anglais: Courant

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    You will have a private self-contained cottage to stay in with hot shower, flush toilet, fridge, cooking facilities and sleeping for either 2 together or 2 separately, if travelling together. Pairs work well for us, gender irrelevant and we are very rainbow friendly. You tell us what you'll be needing for groceries for the week so you can do your own cooking in the cottage. You will be comfortable and eat well and we have lots of yummy fresh fruit and veg growing on the farm in season too. Once a week we like to share a dinner together at the farmhouse.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our farm is on the bus route and for $2.50 it's possible to go so many places. Cowichan Bay village, Chemainus street murals, the Totem pole tour or the Saturday Farmers Market in Duncan, winery tours, craft breweries, music festivals, kayak rentals, hiking, lake swimming, use of our bicycles. The city of Victoria is an hour's drive or bus ride. Nanaimo is 45min. We can pick you up in Duncan & back.

    Because of the extreme forest fire risk in summers, we can't take smokers; sorry but it's just too risky.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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N° de référence hôte : 655859638682