Help on our off-grid sustainable organic farm in eastern Ontario



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    We are an off-grid sustainable organic farm in eastern Ontario specializing in beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, pork, vegetables and fruit. We are a small farm that attends farmers' markets and sells to local grocery stores and restaurants. As a New Zealand farmer living in Canada, I grow all my animals on grass. The farm utilizes rotational grazing. The vegetables and fruit grown on the farm are primarily for our consumption but my wife also has a vast menu of farm to fork foods to sell at the market.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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 will be provided with a one bedroom self contained sleeping apartment which includes its own shower/bath - TV and internet. We will provide all meals. Our property has a salt water pool and access to a canoe, bikes with many trails in our surrounding area. Our farm is also on a large creek that can be canoed. I am from New Zealand and my wife is Canadian. Both of us have traveled extensively. We have two children that we homeschool and who thoroughly enjoy meeting people from different countries and cultures. We are 40 mins from Ottawa, which is the capital of Canada and is a 'must see' for anyone traveling in Canada.

  • Help


    we need help with the daily running of the farm. This includes feeding and moving the animals daily. We also need help maintaining our garden. We will also need help with other farm maintenance that may arise.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    the apartment was built in 2010 and contains a living room with TV, fridge, small kitchen area (no burner) and a separate bedroom with a double bed. It also has a bathroom and shower. The apartment is a separate but only
    a few feet from the main house. All meals will be eaten together with the family. On your days off we provide you with breakfast and the rest of the meals you provide yourself with the use of our kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off there is a daily bus to Ottawa for sightseeing. The are a lot of outdoor activities to do just steps away such as, canoeing, hiking, biking or fishing.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 days a week for 25 hrs/wk

Host ref number: 245881925244