Helping out with a family and retreat centre in Nova Scotia

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Most volounteers leave us with a better knowledge of nutrition and all things to do with food preparation.

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, french, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Two level cabin with electricity but no plumbing. Shared kitchen and bathroom in main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days /week

This could be your Summer cabin
This could be where you sleep, overlooking the bay
The guest cottage
Inside the cabin
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The main house




























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