Hippies, primitivists and lumberjacks welcome at our homestead in Cape Breton, Canada

  • Kanada
  • Bisher 32 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 8 Apr. 2023



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  • Beschreibung


    Hey I'm Lila. My partner Johnny and I run a small homestead on 1 acre where our goal is to sustain the necessities of life by our own hand - food, water, heat, shelter, health care and clothing. This work traditionally takes a village, so if you've always wanted to live like it's 1899, come along! We are at the beginning stage of setting up a farm - so far a garden is planted and chickens are kept.

    Johnny is a skilled craftsman and valuable mentor. He takes care of our metal work, wood work, firewood, milling, mechanics and electrical. I on the other hand take care of the housekeeping, animal care, medicine, cooking and gardening.

    We currently produce (for our own use):
    Organic vegetables, herbs, metal and wood crafts, lumber milled on-site, firewood, birch and maple syrup, canned goods/preserves, apple cider, various berries and wildcrafted medicine.

    In the future we envison having goats, ducks, rabbits, a pit greenhouse, an outdoor kitchen, a root cellar, a hide tannery and a weaving loom.

    Things we are glad to share with you in return for your labour:
    Country living
    Healthy food
    Truthspeaking and open-hearted communication
    Space for self care

    -Respect all species of life. We condone hunting when the proper acknowledgement and respect is given.
    -Support people of colour, support same-sex relationships, support women.
    -Low waste initiative (avoiding plastic/disposables/chemicals). No littering.
    -Scent free, no pollutants. I am allergic to synthetics in soap, shampoo, cleaners, etc. Do not come here with clothes washed in scented detergent or wearing scented deoderant, bug spray etc. Most essential oils are okay in moderation.
    -No cigarettes, drugs or alcohol abuse. Weed or microdosing is fine.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    What you can learn here is how to live traditionally with the land. Johnny and I are both passionate about connecting to the ways our ancestors lived - hunting and gathering as well as farming. You will learn to respect water as we conserve our supply. We know many local plants and animals and can teach you identification, how to better respect wildlife, how to forage sustainably, and uses/medicinal properties of harvested plants. You can camp, have a campfire, stargaze. Here in Cape Breton, Mi'kmaq and Scottish history is at the forefront. You may take a trip to a local museum, visit trails and waterfalls on the island or participate in local festivals to learn more about the people, culture and land.

  • Arbeit


    Projects may include:

    Garden prep
    Fruit, veggie and herb growing
    Making kindling and firewood
    Building animal shelters
    Litter cleanup
    Setting up irrigation
    Building a deck
    Sustainable forestry
    Building a greenhouse
    Knocking mortar
    Slaughter, butcher, skinning, hide tanning
    Canning, drying and preserving plants
    House renovations
    Setting up solar power

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I'm pretty good at French and would love to practice any language you might speak. I've been introduced to Gaelic and Polish.

  • Unterkunft


    There is no plumbing here except cold water at the kitchen sink for washing hands and dishes. We collect water in jugs from the spring nearby for drinking and cooking.

    There is no bathroom indoors. We have a beautiful outhouse made by one of our skilled volunteers. For washing, you can heat a big pot of hot water and take it outside with a cup and bowl, use the garden hose, or fill a water jug with a spigot and rig it up overhead. If you use soap, only all-natural soaps are allowed on the land to prevent harming wildlife. On hot days I like to go swimming in the salt water lake nearby.

    We have luxuries such as power, internet, an oven/stovetop, clothes washer and dishwasher. We are now on grid power as it is our best choice right now for high amperage welding.

    For sleeping there are a couple tents to choose from or a van with screened windows. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own accommodation.

    We are omnivores but can accomodate other diets. In general, whole foods are what we eat and we avoid processed foods! If you're hungry and there's no meal made, please help yourself to cooking what you'd like. You can buy yourself any special treats such as coffee or chips at the Whycocomagh Co-op.

    For working bring rubber boots, gloves, light long sleeve shirt/pants for the bugs, steel toes. We provide hearing protection around power tools, tractors, chainsaws, mechanics and metal working.

    Just so you know, our cabin is in the works of renovation! When we bought it, it was in horrible shape from being abandoned for 10 years. It is unfinished and rough.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Dieser Gastgeber nimmt gern Digital Nomads bei sich auf.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    A van or camper is fine, no room for RVs.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    5 hours per day, 5 days per week.

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 735777315884

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