All Year: may to October
Area (ha): 10 acres
Persons: one or couple
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 28703
Region: BC, Islands
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Last Updated: March 13, 2020
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I am Marie, your host and I would welcome you in my home which is on a 10 acre property at the south end of beautiful Quadra Island, just 10 minutes by ferry from the city of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Quadra has a variety of wildlife and incredible scenery as well as lots of activities to offer, which include hiking, biking, kayaking and rock climbing as well as incredible photography opportunities.
The property is mostly treed with evergreens and some deciduous. Two acres approx is fenced, containing organically grown small fruits, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and some fruit trees including figs which should provide fruit this year as well also just planted a peach pear and almond .My vegetable garden does well and provides us with produce throughout the year. Now using my greenhouse built by helpers for more delicate vegetables .
My home is a cedar sided home where I reside with my miniature schnauzer dog Ella, and frequent family visiting.
The local village area is 7 km away, where I usually visit daily. The trails for walking and biking are close by and the ocean 15 minutes walk away, where there is an abundance of sea life including seals, many seabirds and frequently porpoises, whales and sea lions. Hiking and Biking trails of various levels are available on the Island, where we sometimes encounter signs of black bears, cougar and wolves.
Most of the jobs would include mowing, weed eating (whipper snipper), weeding, digging, planting, harvesting and moving materials ie. seaweed, sawdust and mulch to required areas and some tree seedling transplanting, firewood splitting and other chores by choice. There is an opportunity for creativity in recently partially logged area where I've planted some nut trees. Always open to suggestions and new ideas.
If you have carpentry , plumbing / reno experience , masonry [gate posts or rock walls,]landscaping or building experience there are several projects available to be done,. Pond and fencing almost completed with help from Helpx workers.
I enjoy having happy and energetic people around.
Accommodation is a room in the family home and internet is available but no t.v. Help in the home with cooking or other would be appreciated as planned.
I enjoy sharing new cooking experiences. Both vegetarian and omnivore diets available.
Non smokers only.
Quadra Island is an exciting place to spend a Spring, Summer or Fall and I will do my utmost to help make it an interesting experience by showing off Quadra's uniqueness.
Look forward to hearing from you.