Join us on our adventure in the woods, building a community in Quebec, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a tribe of wild wacky whimsical Canadians intent on packing our lives full of the best stuff - laughter, art, music and Mother Nature's medicine. We have an amazing 70 acre playground two hours north of Montreal on which we've built a cabin as a base for all our future scheming. Our land is mostly forest plus a beautiful lake, populated by trout and bass. We have a boat, a canoe and a tree castle going up. The air is pure, the water pristine. You'll sleep like a baby far away from the hustle and bustle of the world.

    We want to preserve the natural environment as best we can, and encourage fun and learning on it. A couple of our members have completed PDCs and are developing permaculture gardens, hiking trails, natural products and educational workshops. This season we want to build a passive energy system, water catchment, composting toilets, an outdoor oven, and a dock. Fungiculture and Aquaculture are also things we're interested to experiment with.

    We're looking for help in any of these areas and welcome wandering spirits who have skills, experience and creativity to share. The stay will be very rustic and minimal, but the vibes will be strong and soulful. If you love the outdoors, the simple life, gettin' wood and belting out tunes around the campfire, you'll love hanging out with us, You can't be afraid of bugs and we don't have wifi!

    We're located about 20 minutes from the town of Riviere Rouge, Quebec where supplies can be procured. A small group usually carpools up to the land on weekends, and now some members are starting to spend time there during the week. We are flexible and will accommodate you, so just let us know what inspires you about us and how you think you'd like to contribute.

    What's included:
    - Sleeping accommodation in the cabin or camping (let us know if you don't have your own gear)
    - Lifts to and from Montreal
    - Celebration, laughter and magic :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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 can teach:
    - Permaculture Design Theory
    - Basic Mycology
    - Basic herbalism and how to make natural products
    - Yoga, meditation
    - Cooking, nutrition
    - Music (guitar, drums, etc)
    - Fishing
    - French, Polish, German

    You can also have the opportunity to visit and stay with one of our members in Montreal to experience all the beautiful culture the city has to offer.

  • Help

    Help

    Let us know what skills you'd like to share. We are flexible.

    Specifically we need help with:
    - Designing and building a water catchment or transport system from the lake
    - Designing and building a passive energy system (solar or other)
    - Building composting toilets
    - Building an outdoor oven
    - Planting trees and shrubs, and creating gardens
    - Building a small dock
    - Building a boardwalk trail
    - Building a tipi
    - Building a meditation hut

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Ukrainian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Rustic. Unheated cabin or camping.

    You must take care of your own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport available to and from Montreal.
    Accommodation available in Montreal if needed.

  • 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

    15hours a week

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