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Lumby
All Year: Spring,Summer, Fall+
Area (ha): 10.5
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 15980
Region: BC, South Central

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Last Updated: May 7, 2019

We have help May, are looking for help starting in 2nd week of June.

We enjoy meeting and working with helpers from different countries and we try to make your stay work for both of us. Although we are not vegetarians or other specialty diets we have no problem hosting one. One family member is gluten free.

Seasonally we need assistance with with fencing, firewood cutting, the garden, harrowing, feeding livestock, building and building maintenance and general farm labour. No experience necessary but must have a willing attitude and be comfortable around animals. Someone with Carpentry skills is always helpful.

This year carpentry projects include a snow shed over the sheep door and a new barn door and a garden box. We are also doing some fencing. Currently getting the garden done and weeding fields.

We are located on a small farm 4 km north of Lumby and 30 minutes east of Vernon BC, with sheep,laying chickens, hay and sometimes meat birds. We also have some older horses and a large organic garden. One of us is a carpenter and the other a semi retired biologist. Our daughter is also home part of this summer.

We have lots of birds and generally very few biting flies or mosquitoes although this year there seem to be more early season. We are also a hummingbird banding station every 2 weeks from late April until the beginning of August.

We are located next to crown land so you can hike out from our place. We are located in a very scenic area that offers fishing, mtn. biking,hiking, paragliding, tubing, canoeing, swimming, snowshoeing in the winter and small town hospitality. We are also within bus access of the Okanagan Valley and both downhill and nordic skiing is close if you have a car.We also head up a few times a week to nordic ski so you can join us.

The house is also under a bit of renovation. Experience with tools an asset but not required. Prefer to have 1-4 week stay or longer, but at certain times of the year may consider a shorter stay so please check with us if you are interested in a shorter stay. We just ask that if you commit to coming to stay at our place that you arrive and keep us posted of any changes.

One family member speaks German but ability to communicate in basic English a must. Also must be a non smoker. No perfumes or scents please as one member of the family has a sensitivity.

reviews (18)
Helper: Johanna and Jonas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 17, 2018
We stayed here for one and a half week and helped Susan mostly with weeding t... view complete review

Helper: Jamie lee and Kristina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 11, 2018
We spent the lambing season in february at the Hammerl´s Farm and felt welcom... view complete review

Helper: Sarah Verlinden Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: July 18, 2017
Susan and Marc's farm is such a lovely place to stay. The surroundings are so... view complete review

Helper: Petra Mokrosova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Slovakia Date: July 8, 2016
This was so far only bad experience I had while volunteering. I think this ... view complete review

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Helper: Aurelie and Boris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 7, 2015
we stayed 3 weeks at Susan and Mark's place. it was nice. we worked hard (we... view complete review

Helper: Cristina cano Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 2, 2015
I stayed in March for four weeks with this family and was an amazing time!! ... view complete review

Helper: Anja and Robert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 23, 2014
We stayed 4 weeks here in July. We had a wonderful time and can just recommen... view complete review

Helper: Gary and Kelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 19, 2014
We stayed with Mark and Susan for 3 weeks and we had a fantastic time. They a... view complete review

Helper: Mira Wiestner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: May 8, 2014
We had a really good time in Lumby. the work was very different and we love... view complete review

Helper: Matthew Vaughan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 8, 2014
I had a great few weeks on the farm with the Hammerls. Jobs included feeding ... view complete review

Helper: Bella Blanche Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 3, 2013
The Okanagan region is home to more than 250 freshwater and glacial lakes and... view complete review

Helper: Anna Skurnica Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: November 16, 2013
I've spent the most enjoyable four weeks with Mark, Susan and Brittany! It's ... view complete review

Helper: Lea Ammann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 4, 2013
It was a great time there, the hammers are very nice und welcoming. They want... view complete review

Helper: Pauline Mornet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: July 10, 2013
I spend two weeks with The Hammerls and it was veery niice, that much I came ... view complete review

Helper: Paulina astorga Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Chile Date: April 25, 2013
Well I only stayed for a week in there since I didn't have more time.If you w... view complete review

Helper: Gareth Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 3, 2013
The Hammerls are an awesome family and I'm sure you will have a very enjoyabl... view complete review

Helper: Elian Guinnard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: October 24, 2012
I really enjoyed my 6 weeks stay with the Hammerls! They are very nice people... view complete review

Helper: Tea and Linnea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: August 26, 2012
Dear reader. This family is awesome!!, and if you like nature, outdore activi... view complete review

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