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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 1-4 or more
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33230
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: April 14, 2017

Work for stay opportunity for a traveler or a couple to stay Centrally located on Beautiful Vancouver Island to help us to further develop our 10 acre homestead farm.

We like to have fun learning to grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, raise chickens, turkeys, cows, and have a few pigs as well as being beekeepers.
We have Greenhouses filled with salad greens and grow strawberries,Square Watermelons and heart shaped cucumbers to name a few things(seasonal)

We are looking for short term people for a week to a month (flexible on stays), and we would appreciate around 3 hours of your time per day for 5 days per week in exchange for food and lodging (flexible scheduling).
We love to learn!

I have a list of gardening tasks and general Farm maintenance that we need help with, none of which is too difficult or straining. You can pick which duties you prefer, or if you have a special skill or knowledge to share with us, we would encourage new projects that are not on the list (i.e. Wood burning brick pizza oven).

Our list of duties for the upcoming season:

-garden prep for the spring
-Planting, pruning
-setting up more animal fencing
-fencing area for berry bushes and nut trees
-propagate trees and berry bushes
-building a brick fired oven
-cultivating new soil and build new garden beds
-growing more medicinal plants
-improving our compost system
-planting, landscaping, firewood
-maintain greenhouses,weeding,seeding
-harvesting and saving seeds
-canning, dehydrating, preserving food
-tree planting

WE are open an easy going, independent work pace. Saving up hours and choosing which jobs to do is negotiable mainly as long as we are informed.

Always looking for new and interesting projects to do.
Have an idea or a skill to share with us?

Helper(s) will be accommodated in their own caravan/1brm trailer with kitchen bathroom and shower,electricity and WiFi. We have bikes, fishing rods, maps and tips and guides to borrow and sometimes an extra car.
we are willing to negotiate both including meals or not.

We only respond to helpers who have completed their profile with a self-description and photograph. You would want to know who is asking to stay at your home, and so do we.

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