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Quadra Island
All Year: no
Area (ha): 18
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 17062
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: January 28, 2020

Our family lives on a beautiful piece of farmland with an orchard,large vegetable garden and greenhouse, dairy goats, sheep, turkeys and chickens. This year we are expanding our production and starting a new produce business. During the months of February through April, we need help with pruning fruit trees, working in the greenhouse and construction projects. If you are skilled with any of these things, wonderful! if not, we can help you learn. As a working farm we require physical labour, often involving dirt or animal manure. Our expectations of helpers include maturity, good mental and physical health and a good work ethic. We value problem solving, creative thinking skills,initiative, and independence. We appreciate helpers who can manage their own time and projects.
Our Quadra Island property is a 15 minute walk from Rebecca Spit provincial park, close to Heriot Bay and some great trails. Quadra is a beautiful place with a wide variety of marine and wild life. If you like to fish, dive, kayak, mountain bike or hike, this is the place for you! Our lifestyle is fairly simple, easygoing and eco conscious, we are a meat eating household but have frequent vegetarian meals. We produce our own dairy,meat and eggs as well as many of our fruits and vegetables. Groceries are provided to make your own breakfast and lunch, and dinner is generally eaten with our family, unless you prefer to do your own thing.
Accommodation is in a private room in our home with a queen size bed. If you are looking for more privacy, we have a funky older camper with a fridge, stove and double bed. It works best for us if helpers plan a stay of between 1-2 weeks, and to communicate openly with how things are going. You may notice a nasty review below; please read the others for a more accurate description of what we are about.
No drama, addictions or recreational drugs please.

reviews (10)
Helper: Etienne and Laetitia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 28, 2015
the worst place ever..! Tara is just using helper, it's not about any exc... view complete review

Helper: Phoebe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 26, 2015
Tara and her family were an absolute delight to be around. Tara and I had som... view complete review

Helper: Judy Eccleston Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 15, 2014
I;m sorry this is a very late review! I stayed with Bryce and Tara and the ... view complete review

Helper: Eloise and Daniel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 31, 2014
We stayed with Tara and Bryce for 3 weeks in March and really loved our time ... view complete review

Helper: Eirik and Anja Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Norway Date: May 14, 2014
Review We could not have asked for a better place to begin our helpx adve... view complete review

Helper: Pierre and Marion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 31, 2013
We spent over two fantastic weeks in the farm and the family. This was our fi... view complete review

Helper: SEILLERY titesou Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 23, 2013
I just stayed 2 weeks with Tara and Bryce. The work I had to do was pret... view complete review

Helper: Bernard Soubry Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 4, 2013
It was a joy and an honour to work and live with Tara, Bryce, Nate, and littl... view complete review

Helper: Megan Taylor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 25, 2012
Tara, along with her son Nate and her partner Bryce, were my first ever hosts... view complete review

Helper: Shae Higgins Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 15, 2012
I had a wonderful time at Tara and Bryce's Farm on Quadra Island. The family... view complete review

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