Hello! My name is Krish, amongst other things, I am an artist and a carpenter. I live on a beautiful piece of land in Northern Alberta, Canada, with my father, Gerry. We have two seperate dwellings on 320 acres of land, about 40 minutes from a major City. Much of it is beautifully forested. We have many hiking and horseback riding trails. Currently we are keeping 6-8 horses. You would be able to ride them.
We also grow a huge organic food garden every year, and have a couple of small berry orchards. Firewood is our main source of heat, so gathering, splitting and piling this for the winter would be one possible task. We would also need help with planting, maintaining, and harvesting the garden. It's a great learning experience, and a lot of fun.
There are always carpentry projects on the go that help will be needed for as well. General groundskeeping duties, such as lawn mowing, will be part of it too. Help in the kitchen is always needed too.
If you are artistically inclined, there can be the possibility of using my studio to do a project of your own, or maybe even a collaboration piece with me!
We have had previous Workaway people stay here from Germany, and Italy. It was a lot of fun. One young man from Germany even returned the next summer!
English is our primary language, but my father does speak some Spanish.
Unfortunately we can not pay, but we will feed you very well, and of course provide lodging. We are by no means slave drivers, but of course during the day, working on something is to be expected. There will be ample free time for you to enjoy the stay here.
If you would like, pictures can be provided.
Hope to see you!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This is a good opportunity to learn many things about gardening, horses, art, carpentry, ect. My father is a pretty interesting character and a wealth of knowledge. The land is uniquely beautiful too. Most people don't want to leave!
General help with carpentry, the garden,horse keeping, grounds keeping, cooking, and other projects that pop up on the farm.
There will be a couple of options for lodging. We have a converted school bus with a built in bed and wood stove, and a midsize RV. Most people want to stay in the school bus! The bathroom in the main house will be used for showering and most bathroom needs. Food preperation will be shared and mostly done in the main house, but my father quite often has something good cooking at his house. We eat well here. 😉
We have many interesting neighbors to visit, and depending on the timing, there are various rodeos to attend. My father also does mounted shooting competions (shooting black powder on horseback from pistols at ballon targets) you may be able to attend. He practices a lot in our own arena, it is pretty fun to watch. We will do our best to take you to some fun locations and activities while you are here. Also, once again, depending on timing, I may need help working some outdoor art shows. That is also a lot of fun.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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