We are Tyler, Zenovia, and Metro. We live in one of the many beautiful places of the world. We love to: eat well, ride bikes along our coastal highway, play, walk in the woods, work hard in the gardens, eat delicious, fresh foods, have bonfires, listen to music, make fresh juices and superfood smoothies, drink good beer, ferment many ferments, and sleep until the sun rises on the bay.
We live in rural, South Shore Nova Scotia overlooking the beautiful St Margarets Bay. Our home is across the road from the ocean and is close to ocean beaches, lakes for swimming, cycling routes and hiking trails. The nearest town is 10 km away and the capital city, Halifax, is a 45 minute drive. We live on 1.5 acres with extensive gardens, chickens, and we are currently designing and building more accommodations on the property.
Work that you can expect to do here includes heavy landscaping, gardening, building maintenance, carpentry, food processing and packaging. We often have people help with trail building and wild foraging. We are very welcome to those who like to cook and child minding is sometimes expected. We often eat together for supper but you are occasionally expected to be able to put meals together from basic ingredients.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Most volounteers leave us with a better knowledge of nutrition and all things to do with food preparation.
Gardening - harvesting fruit and vegetables, weeding gardens, preparing soil for next years crops, planting crops for winter and next spring
Childcare - looking after our son for a few hours a week
Cooking - drying and canning fruit and vegetables, assistance with food preparation and packaging, help with cooking some meals at home
Help in the house - some assistance with household cleaning
Building - assistance with building projects on the property
General Maintenance: painting, varnishing, window repair and maintenance.
Heavy landscaping- moving boulders, digging, mulching, composting
Trail maintenance- operating saws, clipping.
Two level cabin with electricity but no plumbing. Shared kitchen and bathroom in main house.
Knowledge of permaculture and organic gardening would be an asset. There is a lot of construction and landscaping this year, any experience would be great. Mostly an eagerness to get dirty and be productive; relax and end enjoy a rural setting.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours/day, 5 days /week