Enjoy the Upper Laurentians and Help out with Small Projects or in Montreal

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a teacher who resides much of the summer at my summer home on a lake; what we call a cottage in Canada. I live with my girlfriend, who is a photographer. We divide our time between Montreal and the cottage.

    The Upper Laurentians are stunning. We are two hours north of Montreal, and there is a lot to do in the area. Hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, berry picking, and camping are just some of the activities to do. We are looking for a single person or a couple to enjoy outdoor time with us as we enjoy the seasons.

    Every spring after the snow melts, it is very exciting. The trout season starts, the wild flowers start to appear and the air is crisp and fresh. The summers are hot, and we generally swim three times a day. The lake is spring fed and very clean. The fall is refreshing, with vivid colours in the forest in September and October. The weather is cooler and the sky is a bright blue. A perfect time for those who don`t like heat, but love the outdoors.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will learn about life in the Upper Laurentians of Quebec. The wildlife, the food and the traditions will be shared. The cuisine with maple syrup and wild game, the fishing and canoeing and the general feeling will be imparted to our guests. In Montreal, travellers will be exposed to the wonderful markets of Montreal, the cafe culture, the music scene, the museums and the diversity that Montreal has to offer.

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for an individual or couple to enjoy my lakefront property while helping with certain projects around the house. The spring is crucial: planting the vege patch, small repairs and painting and other such projects. For this coming autumn, I need people to help us with small construction and renovation projects and other fall tasks like raking leaves.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French , English, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Extra bedroom or guest house, equipped with wood stove. Please see image.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in the Upper Laurentians. It is a wild area with thousands of lakes and rivers to discover. There are bears, wolves, mink, blue heron and a multitude of fish in the area.

    Volunteers will be welcome to enjoy the area, eat around the campfire(or in the kitchen :-)) in exchange for 3 hours of work per day. We are looking for short term commitments. A week or two would be ideal. Meals are included, but not alcohol.

    Come and enjoy this amazing area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 at the cottage, 3 downtown Mtl.













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