Help us establish an organic apple orchard and a cidery in Quebec, Canada



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  • Description


    My spouse and I moved to rural Quebec 2014 to grow apples, make organic apple products and eventually cider. In the spring of 2016 we planted the first portion of the orchard.
    I am originally from Estonia and Beatrice is French Canadian and we have two young sons who go to school and daycare.
    We are living on 160 acres of land near the Ottawa river, between Ottawa and Montreal. We are between the villages of Papineauville and Montebello, a very popular touristic area with the biggest log structure in the world :)!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can help a new apple orchard and be part of making apple products from the organic apples and other garden products (depends on the season).
    You will be rewarded by seeing how your work can change things and you will learn to value your work:)
    If you like to hike in the forest, read or just sit quietly after the tasks are done, then this is the place for you.

  • Help


    I'm new to farming and I am learning a lot as I go. I need help, for example, in the orchard taking care the trees, making apple products, manage the vegetable garden and all other kinds of odd jobs.
    As i can teach volunteers, a volunteer can guide me as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We need your help around the organic apple orchard. We are located 80 km from Ottawa and 120 from Montreal. On your free time you can visit either of those cities or go for bike rides ( i have bikes to lend) around the beautiful area. We have long hiking trails on the property which offer the possibility to get lost for an afternoon while exploring and discovering the local nature and wildlife, including deer and wild turkeys.

    Our place is NOT for the workawayers who:
    1) are not prepared to work hard
    2) are afraid to break their nails or have dirty hands
    3) have no money left and just want a cheap place to stay
    4) want to be paid in exchange for their work
    5) are stubborn and unable to follow instructions without arguing
    6) know they won’t be able to endure uncomfortable positions such as weeding in a bended position, working under a blazing sun, standing for a good part of the day, lifting heavy loads, etc.
    7) have an addiction (drugs, alcohol, etc). We are not a rehab center!

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    • 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.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 191885815524