Non-profit projects at our home and garden in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada




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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are working on building an intensive cropping practice garden with minimal tilling and no added pesticide or chemical hopping to one day be certified organic, at this point it's still pretty small. We are following Quebecker Jean Martin Fortier teaching and are adapting it to our colder weather and shorter summer. While we are working on our project we will need help around the property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    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

    We are located 2 hours north west of Edmonton Alberta, 3 hours from Jasper and about 6 hours from Banff, we could be the perfect start for you to come in Alberta to find jobs either in Jasper or Banff in the Tourism industry if this is what you are looking for. At this time we can only offer room and meals with the current world wide pandemic it slowed our project down a bit. My husband and I both speak French and English, we are open to exchange knowledge and share our homes to people that wishes to come over and give us a hand. We will help in every way we can to guide you to you next stop if you which to have a short stay with us, if you feel comfortable and enjoy our company as we enjoy yours then you will be more then welcome to stay longer.

  • Help


    For this summer there are still a lot of ground work that needs to be achieve in order for us to reach the next level. There will be fields to be cleaned of wood stick, rocks etc..., painting buildings, DIY projects and general interior and exterior maintenance around the house.

    The help needed will be for non-profit projects and will not involve cultivation of any crops or livestock for sale.

    Anyone that has knowledge in beneficial flowers would be greatly appreciated, we would like to work on some flower gardens around the propriety that could attract beneficial insects (this is not a must).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    As long as you have either a French or English base

  • Accommodation


    At this time we can only offer room and meals within our house but should have a RV trailer available in the next month or so (June 2022) you could help us setup nice fire place/ and inviting campground area (pictures will be uploaded once we get it delivered to our place)
    We will be sharing our house with you, there are 2 rooms with Queen size bed and a complete bathroom. As for the food most of the time I cook (the wife loll) and we would love to share our meals with you so we can learn more about one another. If you want to contribute with the cooking you are more then welcome. We eat pretty much everything so we can adapt and as said food will be supplied.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on an acreage outside of Whitecourt and there is a 12 minutes drive from our place to our town if your from Canada and you have a car it will help with the traveling if your outside of Canada you will have to count on us to bring you in town for your personal shopping. We may have bicycles available if this is you wheelhouse.

  • 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

    We are setup with Starlink internet services, at this point we can say that it's decent internet.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We could figure out a way to provide water and power to anyone wanting to come with their campervan or motorhome.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes we could but won't be allowed in the house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 378687588289