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Help us to build a dog shelter and permaculture project in Markdale, Canada

  • Canada
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  • Last activity: 19 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi everyone, my name is Gitti. We are an active farm with a garden, hay fields, and orchards. We work by training, raising, and growing up beautiful, healthy, and intelligent "man's best friend."

    I want to build a home for canines here, where we can properly raise and train puppies and dogs to become wonderful and calm companions for humans. See how we raise and train our puppies on the farm (video linked in photos gallery). Out of the wonderful experience with my first Border Collie puppy, which was properly raised and trained four months with her entire dog family, I had the idea to do this as well with the puppies. I wanted to show how important it is for them to have time with their parents, to live with their siblings, and be ready to spend the rest of their wonderful lives with us. If you give them a chance, they easily learn how to behave, and make people happy. We believe that after four months or more, lots of patience, they will be the best companion possible. A dog who can develop the right way can be healing for us.

    Your support is greatly appreciated. Please consider Workawaying with us! You can have a great time with me learning how to do all these things. As well, I can share with you my experience as an international holistic practitioner, self-help methods, and if you are interested in learning, German we can practice together.

    Last year I grew the following herbs, vegetables, and fruit in my garden: tomatoes, yellow heirloom potatoes, red and green cabbage, salad greens, red beets, broccoli, carrots, peppers, parsley, cilantro, lovage, chives, lavendar, sage, peppermint, mint, chard, garlic, onions, thyme, oregano. I also had some flowers like tulips, primerose, cornflowers, Heather, daffodil. We also begun to plant an orchard with tree and bushes of apple, pear, plum, cherry, elderberry, peach, red and black currant, and raspberry. We're planning to expand it this year.

    We are near a town with stores and lots of attractions in the area where you can spend your time off. If needed, I can arrange with you to meet in Owen Sound, at the airport, or we can discuss alternatives when you contact me. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Travelers can benefit to learn a lot about dogs how they grow naturally an a pack and heal people's soul, how to understand dog language. See secrets how trees communicate and live.
    How to maintain trees and to grow vegetables.

  • Help


    I would need urgent help in construction to build an outside dog shelter and get the workshop insulated to get the dogs a warm place for winter, as well some maintenance in the farmhouse
    Help with the computer and how to produce videos about nonviolent dog training would be wonderful.
    In spring I would need help in the orchard and garden, to prepare vegetable fields and to build a tree house.
    Because we have dogs, you cannot come with a dog to visit.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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


    There is a bedroom for helpers, living room and kitchen are shared, in summer there is a very nice trailer as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surrounded by nature with many wild life encounters. Near Bruce Trails, beautiful waterfalls and Conservation Areas for hiking. Situated 50 min to Blue Mountains Ski Resort and Scandinavian Spa, 25 min to Beaver Valley Ski Resort. Close to several golf course resorts. Many local possibilities for outdoor adventures exist, including cycling, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, tubing, sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, bird watching, hiking, jogging, and wilderness walks. Grey Bruce Museum is about 30 min. away - next village, about 10 min., with restaurants, library, health food store, delicatessen store,...,

  • 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

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 432961347524