Help on our family farm in the beautiful Niagara region, Canada

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a ten acre property in the beautiful Niagara region and are warm and friendly people who have travelled extensively and now are looking forward to meeting new people from all over the world as we prepare this "farm" for our retirement. We have had many guests over the years and love welcoming new people in our environment. Ernie is a genius with all things "construction" and can do pretty much anything. Maguite loves to organize , make things beautiful in her garden and in our home! We have three grown kids who we are very close to and stay in close touch with. So far we have hosted close to 100 "Workawayers" and from their feedback they all seemed to have enjoyed the experience!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Close to the border to the USA, an hour and a half from Toronto, in the middle of wine country and cultural old Canada. We are a family that speaks 4 languages ( english, french, dutch, german) and enjoy lively conservation and very much people in general.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are adding this because of the situation with Covid.
    While we try to be intelligent about it and use our own judgement we are following all the rules that apply to families, numbers of people that can gather, social distancing and cleaning routines.


    Details:
    We like young ( or not so young!) COUPLES who will consider this place "home" and partake in the daily routine whatever that may be. We still have a business in Toronto so during part of the week you would have the freedom to organize your working hours and to enjoy the pool ( weather permitting) , the woods, the garden and the surrounding attractions. You will get to see Niagara Falls, enjoy wine tasting in this beautiful vineyard area. Go to Toronto and experience one of the most multicultural cities in the world. We will introduce you to family and friends and you will be able to enjoy the Canadian way of life with barbecues in the summer and bonfires in the winter.

    We are clearing out the brush in our forest and landscaping it a bit! There is a garden to put in, lots of lawns to be mowed, wood to be cut, cooking and looking after two very friendly dogs and a cat. Help with the pool, and a bit of painting!!! We always come up with new projects so flexibility is a good trait to have around us. Strong arms, a sense of humour and a willingness to work is all we need from you, we will train you on any task needed and although we have a zero drug tolerance we love cold beers or some wine at the end of the day!!!

    We can work out together the amount and times you want to exchange in. If you want to work longer hours for a few days and then take several days of that is fine. If you prefer to work shorter days and go off to explore each day that is OK too. at times, due to work obligations in Toronto we may need to be a little less flexible but we always try to make our workaways happy as they become our "kids" once they arrive.

    We are not much for hovering over people as they work so a good work ethic is appreciated to ensure that the time done is the time agreed upon. We expect five hours per day.

    All your food will be covered of course. Maguite loves to being cooked for but is always happy to clean afterwards.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Dutch: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Choice of room in the house or the use of a mobile home if preferred. You will be have your own bathroom and we have laundry facilities of course.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Use of a car can be made possible if needed and to allow for greater freedom once we have made sure you are competent drivers!
    During your time off you can enjoy the pool, go sightseeing in the region ( Niagara Falls, wine tasting in the many vineyards, go to Toronto etc....

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have 10 acres so really can host anything!!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Depends!! Our Zephyr is a little protective but likes boy dogs!!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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