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Qualicum Beach
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 38699
Region: Vancouver Island

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Last Updated: April 18, 2019

Hello and Welcome!

After a summer off of hosting helpers (we hosted a few workshops instead) we're back with upgraded accommodations!
My husband and I operate a biodynamic permaculture flower, herb and poultry farmstay with sheep, chickens, ducks, 3 dogs, 3 cats and our 9 year old daughter.

We specialize in propagating traditional medicinal plants as well as organic, low-impact, vegetables.

We process our medicinal plants and flowers into traditional healing elixirs, teas, broths and salves. We run a small farm-to-table elixir bar in town on the weekends as well as supply direct sales of edible flowers to local restaurants

Accommodations are rustic, either in the world's comfiest treehouse with french doors, electricity, small deck, tiny dresser and a daybed,or the small off grid tiny house, or space for your camping set up (depending on availability) All are equipped with sawdust toilets. We offer outdoor garden showers and bathtubs nestled in the rainforest around the property with access to a small private creek for pretending you're a mermaid, and is across the street from the ocean, for more experienced mermaids :)

Our 7 acre property hosts occasional female rewilding retreats as well as the aforementioned "rainforest baths" We also have 2 bikes available to you and are only 5 kms from world famous caves, an amazing lake for swimming (and only 4 kms from the ice cream shop :)

The right person(s) will be expected to do/learn/share a variety of farm/house work, 2-3 hours in the morning until noon and then again after 5pm for 2-3 hours. Afternoons are free for beach exploring and lake lazing.

Self-motivation and creativity are valued, let us help you make us better :) We also try to match duties with ability and interest, the more you're involved and care, the more fun and community you're going to find.

We appreciate a minimum one week stay.

All meals and basic biodegradable toiletries are included, any extra specialty items or excursions are your responsibility.

WE DO NOT HAVE LAUNDRY FACILITIES, although we have clothespins for your handwashed items

We speak French, some Spanish and pretty bad German

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