Come enjoy a peaceful house in a touristic area surrounded by forest and birds and help me on the farm in Rawdon, Canada

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  • Description

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    Partages, aide, échanges culturels, rires et un peu de philosophie! - En résidence privée dans la belle région de Lanaudière (Québec, Canada) Dear workawayers, I live in a peaceful house, in a touristic area of Lanaudiere (75 km from Montreal), surrounded by forest, birds, while the house is also on a principal road, nearby the village. WINTER SEASON: There is a small ski station nearby (5 km), and you can do snowshoe around the house or in forest nearby, walk in nature and you can do outside ice skating. ///I have hens for eggs and like to cuddle them (this winter, I don't have them) ;) (I’m mostly vegetarian). I also have 2 fantastic and lovely cats. The terrace and the pool are here to relax on hot summer days, I have also access to a nice lake and small beach about 1km from here. Finally, I also have a horse, a real passion for me, that lives in a good ranch close from here. I do horse riding in winter also!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being here will offer you to:
    *️️️️️ Learn and practice more french, if you wish to;
    *️️️️️ Discover vegetarian food;
    *️️️️️ Discover different values and new way of thinking (outside the box!);
    *️️️️️ Learn more about Quebec's culture and history;
    *️️️️️ Discover the language and communication with horses;
    *️️️️️ Discover more about natural health, energy etc.

  • Help

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    Dear workawayers,

    I live in a peaceful house, in a touristic area of Lanaudiere (75 km from Montreal), surrounded by forest, birds, while the house is also on a principal road, nearby the village. WINTER SEASON: There is a small ski station nearby (5 km), and you can do snowshoe around the house or in forest nearby, walk in nature and you can do outside ice skating. ///I have hens for eggs and like to cuddle them (this winter, I don't have them) ;) (I’m mostly vegetarian). I also have 2 fantastic and lovely cats. The terrace and the pool are here to relax on hot summer days, I have also access to a nice lake and small beach about 1km from here. Finally, I also have a horse, a real passion for me, that lives in a good ranch close from here. I do horse riding in winter also!


    I have several small jobs to do here outside and inside like:

    INSIDE - (March- April-May 2018):
    *️️️️️ Preparation of the walls and painting of 1 room and 1 bathroom
    *️️️️️ Installation of an inside door, installation some wood moldings;
    *️️️️️ Staining of 2 wooden doors;
    *️️️️️ Painting of a kitchen table and chairs, new fabric to fix on the cussions of the chairs;
    *️️️️️ Curtains to install
    *️️️️️ Some cleaning of the basement (with me, things in boxes, giving things, some for garbage etc.
    *️️️️️ Other small things to fix or install in the house, a person with carpenter skills.

    LATE SPRING (May-June 2018)

    *️️️️️Garden house: roof and painting outside;
    *️️️️️Parking: a week-end with friends to put new rocks, cleaning the plants etc.
    *️️️️️Gardening around the trees, trimming a space of grass around it, fences.
    *️️️️️Cutting the top of a thuya fence (with a special chainsaw)
    *️️️️️ AND SOME OTHER PROJECTS :)

    *️️️️️ It’ helpful to know that here in Quebec during WINTER: It can we really cold sometime we have -20... and it can also rain)... So you need a good winter coat and snow boots, very warm clothes. I can bring you to a sharing store nearby where you can find very low cost clothes or regular stores, if you need something, and I also have some things here. I have 2 pairs of snowshoes that you can use.

    AND during SUMMER: we have mosquitoes (most in the morning and evening) and small bitting flies, so we are using lavender-rosemary-camphora based sprays to avoid them.

    With this exchange (3 meals and lodging in your own bedroom, and all the peace you can find here on the property --I offer healing and sound healing sessions from time to time, so the place reflect this state of mind), I also offer you to explore the WORLD OF HORSES: learn their language, why they behave in a certain way, and I propose you to start to interact with my horse, she's very gentle, a calm appaloosa. We'll see if it is a winning team, and if we can go further. I also offer you to go on touristic points around here. *️️️️️There is also a bus service in the village that can bring you back and forth from Montreal 2-3 times a day.

    I've travel a lot and I love to hear about traveling stories, cultural exchanges, etc. We can share also about permaculture, natural health, vegetarian cooking, nature, traveling, photography, volunteering, music, etc. I've been involved as a volunteer and board member for more than 10 years, if you want to share about this. I don't watch/read the news since 2012, I choose to don't have regular tv service, but I watch movies from time to time. Internet wifi here is available.

    The experience here is for volunteers that are:

    *️️️️️able to do light to medium effort of work (approx..5 hours a day, including house cleaning and keeping)
    *️️️️️able to eat vegetarian food;
    *️️️️️have a good sense of humour;
    *️️️️️are respectful for others' values, honests and uprights
    *️️️️️can live here - and out of here during the stay - free of drugs and maybe a moderate and occasional alcohol consumption-or none. Able to have a peaceful life (sometimes silence, sometimes some relaxing music, some talks);
    *️️️️️understand the idea of exchange and volunteering;
    *️️️️️feel at home in a lot of places on this beautiful planet;
    *️️️️️wish to talk and practice english and/or french, while understanding well one of them. I’m also understanding/talking a little Spanish.

    Hope you will join me for a couple days or weeks and do this beautiful exchange! Thanks! Isabelle

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English (and a bit Spanish)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    House (for workawayers: 1 room for 1 person, 1 room for 1-4 persons)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On days off :
    *️️️️️ Explore the WORLD OF HORSES: learn their language, why they behave in a certain way, and I propose you to start to interact with my horse, she's very gentle, a calm appaloosa. We'll see if it is a winning team, and if we can go further. I also offer you to go on touristic points around here.
    *️️️️️ Beaches and lakes
    *️️️️️ Hiking, cycling, (snowshoeing , skating, skiing in the winter - ski station 5km)
    *️️️️️ Sunbath and pool here at my house

    There is also a bus service in the village that can bring you back and forth to Montreal 2-3 times a day.

    Life here is:
    *️️️️️Calm and relax (non judgemental);
    *️️️️️No alcohol, no drugs, no cigarette;
    *️️️️️Vegetarian food (with some fish sometimes)
    *️️️️️2 marvelous cats;

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (we can arrange to do longer days sometimes, so more days off after)


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