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Town or City: Campbell River, B.C.
All Year: opening now
Area (ha): 1 acre lot
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 38227
Region: Vancouver Island

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August -

Wow, exploring right outside our backdoor along side the Campbell River is a beautiful place to experience Summer and Vancouver Island`s great outdoors!!! Although we live on a one acre town lot, our back yard is situated on a cliff over looking an accessible beautiful heritage river, with a nature park setting of ferns, douglas firs, maples and alder trees. You can often see deer, raccoons, bears and the silver backs of salmon and Steelhead fish jumping in the ebb and flow of the riverís pools. We have trail access to the river below, where you can enjoy listening to the sing song of many birds, tubing down the river/swimming in the heat of the summer, and trying your hand at casting for Steelhead fish. As well, our neighborhood is the access point to many scenic nature walking and biking trails. The 1st three photos are at our home and the others are nearby nearby trails and local vistas.

If you have a specific trade or skill to exchange we can find you a suitable... more inside

            



Town or City: Quadra Island/Victoria
All Year: summer
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2 sharing
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 7006
Region: Vancouver Island

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Hi Helpers,

***Please Note--reviews are based on our previous property on Gabriola Island.

We now have a new home on Quadra Island are seeking energetic,fit, motivated helpers,with a great sense of humour who would like to give us a hand moving furniture and boxes, and possibly some exterior painting and brush cutting. It will involve trips between two properties. One in Victoria and the other Quadra Island.

Rather than specific hours, we would like you to be flexible and work with us as a team, pitching in where needed. You will, of course, have time to yourself for exploring.
The Victoria home is a 15 minute walk to Willows Beach and one block to the bus stop. The one on Quadra is on a bay with a dock. Sorry, no boats just yet!! But there is great hiking on Quadra and we have bicycles you may borrow.
Meals will be provided and accommodation in both places will be your own room and bath. The Quadra bedroom has a wonderful view overlooking the bay. Watch the wildlife f... more inside

        



Town or City: Nanaimo
All Year: April to Dec
Area (ha): .5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 6542
Region: Vancouver Island

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Update Aug 16 2018

Hello
Thanks for all the responses to my Helpx profile. I really do enjoy meeting people from all around the world and it is great to get some help around my property.

Currently I am looking to host a single or couple preferably with some handyman skills to work on some special projects and help take care of my big yard and home cleaning, weeding cutting grass. If you have handyman skills I always have projects that need to be completed fixing my fence and rebuilding a small retaining wall. Some of the handyman jobs require being able to use power tools and some basic woodworking skills or being able to install a light fixture. If you are a couple and only one of you have the kind of skills I have mentioned that is Ok I do have other work such as weeding and cleaning so it could work.

CONTACT

Please feel free to send me a message if you feel you have the skills that I am looking for and are interested in coming to stay with us. I can take one person o... more inside

            



Town or City: Qualicum Beach
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5.66
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 43828
Region: Vancouver Island

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Hello and Welcome to our Farm! We are people of integrity trying to live our lives with purpose, meaning and love. We have an enchanting 14 Acre Farm that we are trying to turn into more of a Healing Haven then it already is. We are a working farm; we have chickens for eggs, goats for milk, as well as a garden and dear cows. We live with our animals and our friends in respect. We are looking for help building up more of what will help us carry out our life missions. We hope to build and improve the outbuildings we have. We also hope to expand our garden and our pastures for our animals. And one day we want to create a space or covered gazebo by our creek for quiet meditation and maybe, one fine day, we want to build a Sauna! In return for your skills we will teach you how to milk, and we would like to teach you a lot about animal care in general (we adore talking about our animals). Also, depending on the season, we can teach canning and preserving, baking, bread making, et... more inside

            



Town or City: Fanny Bay
All Year: March to October
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 6
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 16650
Region: Vancouver Island

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We are Scott and Sarah. We are in our late 20's and early 30's. For the Spring and Summer we are welcoming helper to come and stay at our place. Our farm/nursery is located in Fanny Bay, on the central-east-coast of Vancouver Island. Scott's mom, Doreen, also lives here.

**We are currently looking for a few more people to help out with berry picking in August and September.**

We offer a place to sleep, food and good company. In exchange we ask you for 20 hours of work each week and that you respect the house rules.

The work varies; yard work, digging garden beds, weeding, stacking firewood and a lot of berry picking. Variety is a spice of life. Usually I make up a list of what we'd like done, explain each part, then the helpers have at it and I periodically check on how things are going.

We live 25 km out of town and our house is a 5-minute walk from a bus stop where buses($2) can take you to town in about 30 minutes. Our place is great if you like being in nature.

Th... more inside

          



Town or City: coombs
All Year: Summer and fall
Area (ha): 8.9
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 40007
Region: Vancouver Island

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We are a small family with a relatively undeveloped piece of land, on it we operate a wholesale nursery but are looking for help on the personal farm side of things. We have a large garden, fruit trees, lavender and bee hives. We are centrally located, just 2 hour drive from Victoria or Tofino, and only thirty minutes from the ferry to Vancouver. We are only a 15 minute drive from lakes, rivers, and the Salish sea.
We love to cook and eat. We believe food brings people together.
We do a lot of our own preserving, fermenting, and processing of food grown on the property. We can always use extra hands. We also have 2 large dogs and 2 cats who love extra attention.
We are currently interested in someone with construction experience for small maintenance jobs.
We expect 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week, maximum 2 week stay. Tasks may include but are not limited to; weeding, building garden beds, rock picking, rebuilding a small roof, garden maintenance, and some househo... more inside

        



Town or City: Courtenay
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 77
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 15520
Region: Vancouver Island

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We have a small mixed herd of beef cattle,and raise purebred Border Cheviot sheep
Our meat is mostly sold locally through the Comox Valley Farmers market. We grow a big vegetable patch for our own consumption and put up enough second cut hay for our own livestock and have some extra to sell. Im looking for help tidying up the farmyard, and getting equipment ready for haying..
Our farm is located about 8 km from Courtenay on one of the main roads up the Island. We are close to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort and We have lots of space for camping and a few spare rooms that are available in our home depending on where our kids are working or traveling at the time. We have good healthy food.....most of it grown or raised here.
We are looking for short term people for a week or two, and we expect 4 hours of work a day 5 days a week in exchange for food and lodging.
We look forward to meeting new friends from all over the world.

        



Town or City: Victoria
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14665
Region: Vancouver Island

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Hi! Thanks for checking us out!

*please note, we are booked up until December*

We live on a cozy acre of partially forested land nestled in a quiet neighbourhood by the sea just 15 minutes from downtown Victoria by bus - 10 minutes by car. Here we keep 12 chickens, 2 ducks, 5 honey bee hives, our loveable Australian Shepherd named Bandit, our 2 cats (R2D2 and Luke Skywalker), and several small gardens.

We are a 2 minute walk from a major bus route into town and are happy to help with transportation ourselves as well. There are also several small beaches and an oceanside park within walking distance!

Our accommodation includes your own private suite with private bathroom and balcony with ocean view. We also have an outdoor Hot Tub, bicycles, and canoes which we are happy to share!

A bit about us:

After spending 2 years living primitively off the land, Travis returned to Victoria to manage a locally owned hobby farm store. He spends his weekdays there and is at home... more inside

            



Town or City: Victoria
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5033
Region: Vancouver Island

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Dear Helpers,

We are a mixed (in transition to certified) organic farm operating since 2004 and producing mostly seed crops, Spring and Fall vegetable starts, soft fruit plants, and some native species.

In 2017 we sold 480 bales of hay, grew 4,000 tomato seedlings of 30+ different heirloom varieties, 25+ varieties of vegetable starts, and produced 150 different seed crops. We also grow garden produce for our household, but do not sell this. We now have 230 different seeds that we are growing, including some that we have bred and selected here which is very exciting. We even started 2 new apple varieties!

The farm is home to two children under the age of 14, so volunteers who are 'kid friendly' work best for us. In addition to the plant nursery and seed gardens, we also have egg chickens, and sometimes pigs, turkeys and ducks.

We are located in beautiful rural Metchosin, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Victoria by car and an hour by bus, and near extensive cycli... more inside

            



Town or City: Port Renfrew
All Year: maybe
Area (ha): 160 acres or 65 hectares
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 24260
Region: Vancouver Island

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**We are looking for help from around the 12th of Sept. to mid-late October due to a last minute cancellation** . We transitioned a couple of years ago to all helpers (4-8 at a time) and it was a wonderful experience for everybody. (see our helper reviews) Hosting people from around the world, drawing on their talents and teaching ours (cooking, building and this year we will work on re-establishing a vegetable garden and greenhouse etc.). We do tip sharing and there is an possibility for some paid hours after the 25 helpx hours we ask in exchange for room and board.We typically have between 4 and 10 helpers at a time depending on time of year.
Typically after breakfast, everyone helps flip rooms so this gets done around noon. We don`t serve lunch to guests so we either work on projects or go explore the area. Helpers take turns helping with breakfast and dinner service and we often need help preparing for breakfast dinner. Preference for kitchen help is given to those with bet... more inside

            

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