Help me create an autosufficient lifestyle in my new property in St-Marcellin, Canada



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    Hey there! I'm Julie! I just bought an house by myself in the middle of the woods. I would eventually like to have an autosufficient lifestyle. The house needs more love than I was expecting and I would accept some help. I don't have a lot of experience with house renovation, but I am determined to learn and do everything by myself. You want to help and learn with me? You have some skills to share? All right! You are welcome!

  • 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can help with french lessons, writing poetry or art projects. I am a good friend as well :) As I live far and alone in the woods, you will discover a silence and tranquility that is unique, calming and perfect for meditation. Long walk in nature to ground yourself, homemade maple syrup, authentic Quebec food... what more could you ask for? ;)

  • Help


    I have many projects I would like to accomplish. For example, the fences need to be straighten up, I would like to build a permanent greenhouse with old windows (the frame is already existing), the garden needs some care, I need to change the asphalt clapboard on the roof of the garage, and many more little projects like this for hours of fun! Haha! During winter, it is possible to help with snow removal, meals, cleaning, small inside works... Because I am a busy woman, also working full time, you will often need to have initiative and be autonomous.

  • 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have a room for yourself on the second floor of the house including 2 double bed and a balcony with a view on the lake and forest all around. Next to the room, a private space for you to relax, read, study, send emails, etc. In brief, all the second floor! And of course, access to the full house: kitchen, bathroom (bath and shower), living room with the wood stove, garage... everywhere except my private bedroom!

    Internet wifi is included.

    *Note that there's no cellphone satellite reception, but I have a domestic phone line for Canada calls.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The house is very isolated from the city. If you don't have a car, you may feel stuck in the wood as there's no bus or taxi coming here and the road is not always practicable. Winter is hard here so prepare your car to it. Of course I can drive you in town if needed, but the best is to have your own transport to enjoy local sights and activities.

  • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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: 385297585988