Brush a horse, help with home and Hobby Farm and do some cooking near Ottawa, Canada




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    Hello workawayers -

    I work full time at a university in the city and we have a hobby farm an hours commute from work. Travel isn't in the cards for us right now, so we'd like the world to visit us. My children at home are 13 and 16 years old plus teenaged exchange students, and my grandchild pops through after school some days. We live in a small house on an 8 acre hobby farm just outside a village east of Canada’s capital city - Ottawa. We enjoy the many festivals, shopping & entertainment the large city has to offer and cool off at Calypso Water Park.
    On our farm there are:
    • 1 Norwegian fjord horse who needs an intermediate or better rider (and I have neither time nor talent!)
    • 3 miniature horses - 1 trained for driving
    • indoor and barn cats
    • 4 dogs
    • a dozen chickens

    The children are determined, accepting and enjoyable, and are welcoming to visitors. We have hosted high school students through exchange programs for years and have enjoyed learning about little pieces of Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, Mexico, Japan and China through the students who joined our family.

    As with most children, mine are more than happy to help you practice English!

    You can catch a ride into Ottawa on my way to work in the morning and be a tourist until a ride home with me at the end of my day.

    University students looking for a place for themselves and a horse are welcome to contact me.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • 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

    We are a normal, busy family who like sharing our home and our country with others.

  • Arbeit


    With work and children there are never enough hours in the day so there are several short term and larger projects available in the barn and the yard.
    Timings are very flexible. We will provide room and board. Food is simple and plentiful, summer shopping is frequently local markets but convenience foods do occur.

    Sharing (or taking over) meal prep is appreciated.

    The ever changing list:
    house work (always)
    Painting- just walls, not pictures
    barn work
    Brushing miniature horses and fjord horse (fluffy lawn ornaments)
    Intermediate riders to exercise fjord horse
    tidy flowerbeds (summer)
    Shovel snow on paths (winter)
    Driving children to activities
    Drain tiles at the barn
    Moving the electrical and water in the barn
    Securing the barn tin (at the top of a ladder)
    ...anything you can suggest?

    My teens enjoy card games, board games and hanging out. The chance to meet people from other cultures is an important part of "life education".

    Short term stays are welcome since we have several smaller projects.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    We have space for 1, possibly 2 people:

    - there basement bedroom with a twin bed is away from the bustle of the house. The bedroom on the main floor is taken over by an exchange student September to June.

    We're a little old fashioned about opposite sex (or same-sex couples) as roommates, so we can provide separate rooms for couples who aren't married.

    - wifi is available, please don't do large downloads

    Pick up at the airport, train or bus can be arranged depending upon my schedule of the day.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are a Roman Catholic family and practice our faith in our lives, including frequent Mass attendance and daily prayer. You don't have to join us, but you need to respect our faith as we will respect you. If you'd like to attend your own faith, we'll assist in getting you where you need to be.

    Two of us require a gluten free diet, so we can provide gluten free and do healthy meals.

    We eat meat, we raise our own chickens for meat, we are not vegetarians (but like veggies). We cannot provide a special diet but can add extra of what you do eat. If you are vegetarian and it's your turn to cook, we'll happily be vegetarian-for-a-day as often as you’d like!

    No smoking anything, and absolutely no drugs, our neighbour is a (very nice) police officer. (Safe neighbourhood!)

  • 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

    Our rural internet is a little difficult but you are welcome to bring your laptop and job with you. Most of what we’d ask of you can be worked around times you are already scheduled.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Water and electricity at the front of the barn and a free city septic dump just a few kms away. I am comfortable hosting more than one person if you are bringing home with you.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Completely depending upon the pets. We have quite a few ourselves and health and safety of all people and animals is very important.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    3-5 / day (max 25 hrs)

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (5.0)

Kommunikation: (5.0)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 898959352526