We are a French-English bilingual family born from a volunteering experience 7 years ago! Julie from France likes to say that she fell in love first with the land and then with Grant. Her one and only volunteering experience in Ontario, Canada became the love of her life: the Bruce Peninsula.
Stunning landscape and welcoming community. They just settled into their dreamed house and property near Wiarton. Grant and Julie are self-employed and run a home business in massage therapy and yoga -you will not be ask to help in these businesses. Added to their fur companion Yodo dog is Arthur, 4 years old and Raphael, 1 1/2. Julie raises them in French and Grant in English.
Here are this year’s projects: expanding our heritage livestock, caring for our animals, building a chicken coop, landscaping, garden harvesting, scooping manure, fixing fences, planting trees, building more raised bed, and more! We had geese, goats, a doeling, sheep, lambs, chickens and laying hens. We also run a wellness studio on site and a guesthouse.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
In our family we learn what it is like to live in a bilingual household! A fusion of France and Canada. Grant is a registered massage therapist who is passionated by history and is involved in medieval reenactment. He loves sustainability, permaculture and ecological advancements. He always has interesting conversations when he doesn't play the guitar and sings his own written songs or brew beers or meads! Julie is a certified yoga and Nia dance teacher who loves nature and outdoors. She enjoys a homemade meal and a tidy house. She likes to share her knowledge and tips about her journey to motherhood and being her true self. We are in the mist of settling into our dream property and make it our vision of sustainability food wise, health wise and fun wise!!
Jumping in where ever we need you either caring for our children or helping in the garden or with the animals or on any projects we are currently working with. We’re looking for responsible, honest, hard working and jovial helpers!
French - English
You will be hosted in Wiarton, where Grant’s mom lives and teaches cheese and medicine making classes. You will join the projects from our place 3 days a week.
The Bruce Peninsula is a jewel of nature with the Niagara escarpment, the Georgian Bay and the Lake Huron, the Bruce trail and lots of local crafts in food and arts, plenty of music, dance and yoga. We don't really travel or go on holidays because where we live has it all from Summer beaches to Winter slops and Spring hiking trails and Fall canoeing. Here we live in respect for the seasons, the land, the community and the children. We are grateful for each day and thankful for any challenges to overcome. In our house we try to bring balance of pleasures and wellness!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week