Help on a hobby farm in Wiarton, Ontario, Canada




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    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, 5 years old and Raphael, 3. Julie raises them in French and Grant in English.

    We are looking for one or two RESPONSIBLE, CARING & HONEST helpers who have experience in taking care of young children, which mean you MUST have appropriate behavior, language and attitude. A police check might be asked for.

    We cannot host guests with special diet like vegan & gluten free.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.
    You will experience living with two inquisitive and fun young kids, gardening (now up to Fall), baby farm animals (Spring incubating eggs, lambing), being around ethically raised farm animals, building, caring for trees, homesteading and of course you will enjoy the outdoors around the Bruce Peninsula!

  • Help


    We are looking for one or two RESPONSIBLE, CARING & HONEST helpers to take part of our busy young family farm life!
    Caring for our young boys 5 & 3 (anytime)
    Helping in our home vegetable garden (Spring indoor sowing, transplanting - Summer weeding, watering, Fall planting, harvesting & preserving)
    Giving a hand around the house (anytime)
    Helping around the property with building projects, tree planting & pruning (now until late Fall)
    Harvesting & preserving food (mid Summer-late Fall)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom with a double bed, it's the guest room in the attached part of the house but not upstairs with us, which gives you a bit more privacy. Access to our internet, laundry & dryer and bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!
    Trails available for snowshoeing around our property and near by! You can use our extra pairs of snowshoes.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 113885548887