Join me on our forest land to create a partially self-sufficient homestead near Montreal, Canada



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  • Description


    Need help preparing for winter! Update on the homestead, I am now alone on the homestead and working full time, so i need help this October big time. I currently have a workaway guest here for a couple more weeks.

    Firewood, food prep, chicken care, building projects, land work, herb drying and harvest, foraging....itsa lot of work to get ready for winter here. 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. Our diet is mainly paleo/ancestral/keto. We usually also spend a lot of time swimmimg in the lake and trying to not work too hard!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    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

    We live on 18 acres of wild old growth Laurentian forest about an hour from Montreal. We are both herbalists and love to teach about plants. We are also developing sylvopasture systems to one day have larger animals,like pigs and sheep. We work with permaculture garden methods and after about ten years here it provides a good example of what it takes to start a hometead in the forest. We built our house and cleared the land.

  • Help


    fall herb harvest, firewood, chicken care, generally getting ready for winter!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation


    Camping and or in a small room in our porch attached to the main house. Shared bathroom and kitchen ect.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week

Loki dog skijoring on our trails
the Shack we plan to finish this summer for guests
Scarlet Tanager
tent platform
new attached bioshelter greenhouse!
Host ref number: 313713168139