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!

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais
    Projetos artísticos

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    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!

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

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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.

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    Alemão: Fluente
    Espanhol: Intermediário

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

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    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!

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 345877128629