EDEN on St Joseph Island, Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a senior Christian couple who are able, just not as able as we once were, and this is why we need some help. We are non-smokers and non-drinkers and would prefer that you are the same.

    We have 3 and ½ acres, half of which is mature maple forest, located on St Joseph Island which is roughly 40 minutes east of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Wild life abounds on the island, with deer and wild turkeys being particularly prevalent. Bears, moose and big cats have been seen and there are many bird species including sand cranes and bald eagles. The island is known for its maple syrup producers, organic farms, fresh eggs, produce and locally raised meats. You’ll find hiking trails, bicycling, swimming, boating, tennis, fishing and hunting (in season). There are several music festivals and artisan sales throughout the year. There is also a small airport and 2 museums on the island.

  • Help


    We need help with outdoor projects like cutting and stacking wood, gardening, small building projects, grass cutting, and clearing debris from the forest. Indoors, we could use help with both spring and fall cleaning, possibly some painting and food preparation for the winter.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 2 guest rooms in our home, one with a single bed and one with a queen, so our workaway guests will have a private place.

    We are mostly vegetarian, we do eat dairy and eat seafood occasionally, but would be good with cooking meat for you should you want it.

    We love to cook and have learned to be quite creative with our food and also enjoy our home baking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Sault Ste Marie is a fairly large city with shopping malls, a large hospital and other city amenities. We go there every other week and our guests are certainly welcome to come along should they want to.
    We are new to workaday, but are "super hosts" for another online rental platform. Should you want to read any of the feedback from our guests let us know!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day

Maple forest
Single guest bedroom
Queen guest bedroom
Host ref number: 361153944769