Bring your artistic interests and abilities to Ontario, Canada

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 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Are you a travelling artist or designer? Explore your talents and skills at our home based design business located in a rural village in Tamworth, Ontario. Volunteers are expected to bring artistic interests and abilities for independent work. A portfolio or description of your artistic talent is required. You will have access to tools and materials and the opportunity to learn skills and discuss ideas with designers Hans and Carolyn.

    Respect for the environment is the foundation of our business. We encourage fabricating practices that include the reduction and reuse of non-recyclable materials.

    Visitors are required to make their own breakfast and lunch with food provided. Dinner is prepared and shared together. You are expected to help out with day to day chores. Pick up and delivery to Kingston available by request.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will experience rural Canadian life, especially the landscape. Tamworth is a village surrounded by farms on the edge of the northern wilderness. Our home is in the land of lakes region of Ontario known for 5,000 lakes. Volunteers will learn to live in a creative environment, be self motivated and explore their artistic and fabricating skills guided by artists and designers.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Our work varies every day. Some work could include painting, sewing, woodwork/fabrication and just about anything in the arts/crafts or design work.
    We will work with you a few days to discover your interests and abilities before we set you up with a project. Most work is done independently.

    Volunteers are expected to assist with domestic chores like dishes, prepare their own breakfast and lunch and generally keep the place organized and clean.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have a comfortable spare bedroom inside our home. It has a double bed. No smoking in the house or studio. We also have another property by the Salmon River in the same village that a volunteer can camp on.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transportation can be assisted with between our village and Kingston, Ontario. You can hike, bike, swim and canoe in our area of lakes, rivers and wilderness close by.

    No colognes or perfumes please.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a property on the river in the village for off grid living. Outhouse and outdoor kitchen available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Flexible (Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week)

Host ref number: 16615626384c

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