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Duncan
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 23580
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: May 10, 2019

Update:

Currently also looking for someone with pottery experience!!
Need help in studio to complete simple tasks and help with production. Happy to teach.


We are in the process of setting up a small self-sustainable farm up on a mountain close to the TransCanada Trail.
Beautiful forest with trails starting right in the back of our house, valley view.
We have 15 acres of land with gardens, a small orchard, 2 large greenhouses, animal pastures and a pond so far.


Our projects include:

-setting up more animal shelters, including fencing
-fencing a new area for berry bushes and nut trees
-propagate trees and berry bushes
-finishing our huge permaculture hugel bed
-cultivating new soil and build new garden beds
-growing more medicinal plants
-improving our compost system
-planting, landscaping, making firewood, everything you need
to do on a homestead
- collecting seaweed from the beach
- maintaining two greenhouses, from seeding to harvest
- pruning
- harvesting and saving seeds
- canning, dehydrating, preserving food and medicinals
- tree planting
- preparing and applying biodynamic preparations
- hanging out with our kids
- help in my pottery studio if possible
- various renovations in the house


I have a fully equipped pottery studio set up.

We live appox. 15-20 minutes away from the closest shops and town.
Franziska goes to town frequently as our 10 year old son attends various activities, we are only 13 minutes from the Waldorf School and 20 minutes from the ocean.
We also have a 6 year old little girl.
Our interests lay in living a simple life in peace, connecting with the land and creating beautiful things.


reviews (10)
Helper: Lucile Castelli Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 17, 2017
My Stay with Francy Steven and the kids was short but great ! I arrived at a ... view complete review

Helper: Louise CASTAGNE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: December 6, 2016
I only spent 10 days with the Ebbessen family but it was just amazing and unf... view complete review

Helper: Camille Colas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: October 21, 2016
I spent two really nice weeks with Franziska, Steve and the kids. They are a ... view complete review

Helper: Greta and Timo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 18, 2016
Our stay at Franzis and Stevens Farm was such a great experience, we couldn't... view complete review

Helper: Jess and Senne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: July 13, 2016
These guys taught us about life, the universe, and everything. We can't even ... view complete review

Helper: Jonas Bindernagel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: October 26, 2015
it was my first woofing experience and it was great! I stayed at their farm ... view complete review

Helper: Federico and Tonia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 30, 2015
Best helpx experience ever!!:) We stayed at Franziskas & Stevens place for a... view complete review

Helper: Lucile and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 17, 2015
We stayed 1 month in the farm and it was an amazing experience. Franziska and... view complete review

Helper: Wala Chebbi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 3, 2015
I stayed two weeks with Franziska, Steve and their two lovely kids. The other... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas and Noemie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 17, 2015
You could not dream better ! It's the best family ever ! We spend such a nic... view complete review

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