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We, Brigitte and Al, are happy to provide our helpers own cabins and a living room with kitchen. We are looking forward for a great time with you and hope you enjoy your time on our farm. We share our house, we share our farm, we share everything with you. Please follow these simple rules: Keep the cabin and the Tipi`s always clean. Clean after yourself – your mother is not living here. It’s your house – it’s your home. For e.g.: clean the dish, tidy the cabin every weekend. Recycle your waste ...
Yes, you can bring your device and use the WiFi. You can use it after work. Please do not use it in the morning. We need a fast connection for our business.  There´s no mobile phone connection at our farm!!!
We work 5 days a week. After caring for the animals in the morning and evening* you have time to yourself. *Volunteers can take turns. After work you are free to spend your time as you like. We love to sit by an open fire and have fun with our volunteers. You could also hike in the mountains and watch wildlife or sit by the stream and read a book. Relax in a hammock or tipi.
It depends on your riding skills. We do not provide riding lessons or riding for beginners. If there are skilled riders among the volunteers they are free to teach other volunteers on our horses in their free time. Well skilled riders are welcome to take tours and help train our horses. It always depends on the person!
Mostly our volunteers work together. Work ranges from feeding and caring for the animals, gardening, fencing, wood working and a thousand things more to household work.
It is everyone´s share to cook from time to time. This will provide a various menu. Meat is expensive and we like to use it thoughtfully. We are doing grocery shopping every week.
We ask for 6 hours of work a day in exchange for free accommodation and three meals. This is no fixed routine. It likely happens that you will have to work more or less the one day or another. There are no fixed regulations for pause times or work you are allowed or bound to do. Every work is done on a voluntary base and with beforehand agreement. Volunteers who work with us do help our animals! Caring about your living area, preparing meals as well as cleaning dishes is part of your free time. ...
There´s a timber house a cabin and a camper for our volunteers. Showers and toilettes are located in a different building. We live off the grid and produce our own power. That means we depend on Sunshine and Wind for power and warm water.
Until the month of May it could get very cold here, especially at night. Take enough warm clothing as well as comfortable and solid shoes with you. For your work you will need warm and robust clothing which will get quite dirty.  We do have bed linen, towels and cowboy hats for you.
Yes, we will have a one-week probation period to get to know each other. If you or we will not feel comfortable you are free to leave the farm early. This happened very rarely in the past. If there´s something unpleasant talk to us and we will do our best to find a solution together.
You will get free accommodation and three meals a day in exchange for your work. But you should plan on some pocket money for souvenirs and travelling around.
No, you will have to get to Pincher Creek (there´s a Greyhound bus station) and we will pick you up there.
Work experience is always a plus but not mandatory. You will get a lot of various fields to work and learn on. Be prepared for physical outside work in our fresh mountain air.
Most important is a (private) health insurance for Canada! It´s up to you to choose furthermore a private travelers third party liability insurance, travelers accident insurance, baggage insurance and/or travel cancelation insurance.
You should be able to communicate about just basic things. Generally it matters that you are willing to learn and improve your language skills steadily. Therewith you will be able to express yourself confident in almost every circumstance in everyday life in English language.
Flexibility Joy in communication workpower and will proactive behaviour and initiative Kindness Love
Just use our application form, linked on the website or write us an e-mail.
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