WORK TRADE FOR ACCOMMODATION: VALLICAN, BC at Where the Pavement Used to End Farm

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 19, 2019

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Looking for farm accommodation for work trade? Where the Pavement Used to End Farm in beautiful Vallican, near Nelson, BC might be the right fit for you!

ABOUT Where the Pavement Used to End

We are a 3 acre homestead/hobby farm working towards expanding into a market garden and farm stand.  We have a large vegetable garden and many fruit and nut trees along with about 65 laying hens and a roadside egg stand.

We use organic practices however our farm is not certified organic.

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Previous farm labour experience preferred, good work ethic, reliability.


Tasks will mainly be in the garden and will include weeding, watering, planting, harvesting, mulching, moving materials.  May also include animal care (chickens), infrastructure maintenance (buildings, fences, waterlines), mowing.  Physically demanding.


Accommodation is provided in a charming and private vintage school bus that has been converted into living quarters. There is a small kitchen with stove and sink, a table with seating, a shower with hot running water, a double bed, and an outhouse nearby.  The bus is located in a peaceful and shady cedar grove with a hammock to relax in on hot afternoons.  There is a bike available for exploring the nearby Slocan Valley Rail Trail and various swimming spots along the Slocan River.  We can provide you with fruits and vegetables from our garden, eggs from our hens, and some staple dry goods.  Laundry available in our house.  Towels, bedding and kitchen necessities provided.  We have a cat, dog and chickens, so ideally no pets.  There is no cell phone service and no wifi.  Wifi is available in Winlaw, a ten minute drive away.


Duration: We are looking for someone to commit until early to mid October, at which point we need to shut down the water supply to the bus because of freezing.  

Hours: This is a work trade opportunity in exchange for accommodation and food.  Expected weekly work contribution is two days or about 12-16 hours.  Work hours are flexible and can be scheduled around any other commitments you may have.

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