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All Year: No
Area (ha): 2 acres
Persons: one, or a couple
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 11681
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: August 13, 2018

Farm Description: On a beautiful rolling property surrounded by forest and hills in Metchosin, BC. House built by host, Peter, in 1973. Two vegetable gardens and 20+ apple tree orchard. Check out our awesome reviews, our fantastic helpers of the past have been a huge help and we hope to continue the mutual exchange.

Very flexible working schedule, often weather dependent. Roughly 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Ideal helpers:
- will happily share cooking duties and have cooking experience
- can work independently, self-motivated
- 25+ years old
- Speaks English well
- willing to do manual labour (safely)

- cooking meals
- veggie garden (planting, weeding, watering, harvesting)
- thinning & picking apples
- collect, cut and stack firewood
- general upkeep of the property

The farm runs on septic tank so guests need to be mindful of water usage and detergents.
Please note there is no smoking on the property.
Please inform of diets or food allergies.
Accommodation info:
- 1 x room with double bed (suit single or couple)
- 1 x room with single bed
- Private bathroom
- Shared meal preparation and cleanup
- Access to Wifi
- One bicycle for your use
- Bus stop right at the farm gate.

Host Information:
Peter is in his mid-eighties and has been homesteading for most of his life and is eager to share his knowledge with others in exchange for help around the Roost. Peter has a lovely dog Shylah, a 6 year old lab-collie cross, who loves walking and hanging out in the garden.

Farm Location and Surrounding Area:
Quail's Roost is about 3 miles from Langford which has the full range of shops etc. About 13 miles from Victoria.
The surrounding area has a lot to offer - ocean beaches and lakes within a few kilometers, lots of parks, and a great trail system (Galloping Goose).

For more information on Metchosin check out:,_British_Columbia

Please email me with a description of yourself and a bit about how you think you would be a good fit at Quail's Roost. Thanks!

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