We have a ten acre property in the beautiful Niagara region and are warm and friendly people who have travelled extensively and now are looking forward to meeting new people from all over the world as we prepare this "farm" for our retirement. We have had many guests over the years and love welcoming new people in our environment. Ernie is a genius with all things "construction" and can do pretty much anything. Maguite loves to organize , make things beautiful in her garden and in our home! We have three grown kids who we are very close to and stay in close touch with. So far we have hosted 44 "Workawayers" and from their feedback they all seemed to have enjoyed the experience!!!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Close to the border to the USA, an hour and a half from Toronto, in the middle of wine country and cultural old Canada. We are a family that speaks 4 languages ( english, french, dutch, german) and enjoy lively conservation and very much people in general.
We like young ( or not so young!) COUPLES who will consider this place "home" and partake in the daily routine whatever that may be. We still have a business in Toronto so during the week you would have the freedom to organize your working hours and to enjoy the pool ( weather permitting) , the woods, the garden and the surrounding attractions. You will get to see Niagara Falls, enjoy wine tasting in this beautiful vineyard area. Go to Toronto and experience one of the most multicultural cities in the world. We will introduce you to family and friends and you will be able to enjoy the Canadian way of life with barbecues in the summer and bond fires in the winter.
We are clearing out the brush in our forest and landscaping it a bit! There is a garden to put in, lots of lawns to be mowed, wood to be cut, cooking and looking after one very friendly dog and cat. Help with the pool, and a bit of painting!!! We always come up with new projects so flexibility is a good trait to have around us. Strong arms, a sense of humour and a willingness to work is all we need from you, we will train you on any task needed and although we have a zero drug tolerance we love cold beers or some wine at the end of the day!!!
We can work out together the amount and times you want to exchange in. If you want to work longer hours for a few days and then take several days of that is fine. If you prefer to work shorter days and go off to explore each day that is OK too. We are not much for hovering over people as they work so a good work ethic is appreciated to ensure that the time done is the time agreed upon. We expect five hours per day.
All your food will be covered of course. Maguite loves to being cooked for but is always happy to clean afterwards.
English, French, Dutch. Some Spanish and German
Choice of room in the house or the use of a mobile home if preferred. You will be have your own bathroom and we have laundry facilities of course.
Use of a car can be made possible if needed and to allow for greater freedom once we have made sure you are competent drivers!
During your time off you can enjoy the pool, go sightseeing in the region ( Niagara Falls, wine tasting in the many vineyards, go to Toronto etc....
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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