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Update on the homestead, I am now alone on the homestead and really enjoying winter, and being alone!. BUT there is the business of trying to prepare for what is coming, this is my chance to develop as many micro business opportunities as possible, I dont really want to return to 'normal' life - I want to work here on the land helping and protecting it and creating a place that will sustain people. I am currently selling bags of kindling/wood to passerby but with the lockdown the road is not busy. I would like to rest another month but I see projects that must get done now, such as interior finishing, finishing the bathroom, building a guest room (almost done) and when its not too cold working on finishing the guest cabin. Some days trailwork in the forest but many days recently inside, sometimes doing herbal work, or house cleaning, and working on a new blog. I own the 15 acre lot next door which is all forest and I would like to look at ways to preserve this piece of land and have it protected as a forest retreat center. There is a chance for the right person to invest in this project of a small community with land ownership, but I have not figured out how exactly to do this so all parties feel secure and have their own little place.
I could use help with online work promoting my project(s)through my blog: writing, content creation. I currently blog for Garden Culture Magazine
My interests lie in herbalism, permaculture, flower and food growing, chicken/duck raising, small structure building, natural fencing, swale and pond construction are some of our projects. The main house will one day be able to accomadate more than just two but for now we are planning on finishing a guest cabin (the Shack) where people can stay. Im english but speak french too.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
I live on 18 acres of wild old growth Laurentian forest about an hour from Montreal in Wentworth Nord. I love to teach about plants and the local forest animals and birds. I am also developing sylvopasture systems to one day have larger animals,like pigs and sheep/goats. I work with permaculture garden methods and after about ten years here it provides a good example of what it takes to start a homestead in the forest. Along with friends and family I built the house in 2010, and I am still clearing land.
firewood, chicken care, house cleaning, forest trail maintenance, snow shovelling,basic construction, generally getting ready for winter!
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In a small private room under construction. Shared bathroom and kitchen ect.
Morin Heights and St Sauveur are very close by and we could provide rides to these villages as well as occasional trips to further towns like Montreal. We have a lake across the road and many acres of forest to explore.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 1-5 days a week