Jamie and I are "empty nesters" who have begun spreading our wings and travelling now that our three sons have grown up and moved on. Over the last five years we have included international destinations and have met some of the most amazing people! We have loved these experiences in culturally different areas and would love to share our culture with you. We live in a very remote area of northwestern Ontario, Canada, one hour from the nearest small town. Yes, one hour! We must drive one hour to retrieve our mail or go grocery shopping! While remote from the nearest community, we have nature right in our front yard! We own and manage a fishing and hunting resort right in the middle of the Canadian forest and are located on a large freshwater lake. There are numerous activities available for enjoying nature here including kayaking, hiking, boating, ATV riding, bird and wildlife watching, mushroom harvesting, blueberry picking, swimming, fishing, hunting, and enjoying the peace and quiet of the wilderness (all of which may be done in your down time here.) The clientele that we have built up in our business over the twenty years of our ownership really feels more like family to us and makes our job most enjoyable. Daily tasks include gassing boats, cleaning the fish cleaning house, general maintenance, and lots of customer service. For ten weeks of our season we host a weekly camp fish fry, a shared potluck meal with all of our camp guests together. If English language practice is something you'd like to work on, you will have so much opportunity for that here. Our resort also hosts five seasonal campsites that provide additional opportunities for socialization, language practice, hobby sharing, and friendship.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We are extremely family oriented and will do our best to make you feel comfortable and accepted. Being so far from town, we prepare all meals at home! We both enjoy cooking and baking and would love to share this love with you. We have diverse tastes as well and would love for you to share your favorite meals with us, too, if that is something you are willing to do. In addition to sharing our remote wilderness lifestyle and appreciation of nature with you we would love to assist with English learning if that is requested. We would also love to learn about you, your culture, and your stories!
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Helping us will include the daily tasks mentioned above as well as keeping our 3 km driveway and ATV trails accessible and attractive by filling potholes and cutting brush down their sides, assisting with construction and renovations, deck building, lawn mowing, and cutting, splitting, and stacking firewood for our wood burning furnace and campfire pit. Saturday is changeover day, so help with cabin cleaning, laundry, and boat washing and prep will be included. Jamie is eager to assist in teaching how to use the necessary equipment needed for this help and will usually be working alongside our Workawayers. Some tasks are time dependent, and others can be done at any time agreeable by both parties. We are usually quite flexible! We are excited to meet international travelers who already or will be getting a Canadian open work visa, which allows you to work for any employer in Canada. We are not in a position to provide eligibility for an employer-specific work permit, which means that you can only work here while in Canada.
In exchange for 25 hours of help per week we will provide a bedroom in our home that houses 2 twin beds and a shared bathroom in addition to our shared living spaces (large kitchen, living room, dining area, and covered outdoor deck area) as well as three meals per day. Being we have one bedroom to use we are willing to have a single guest or a couple.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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