Family eco-project and natural home build in Austin, Quebec, Canada



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    Hi! We are a small family working hard on a resilient and autonomous house project. We bought a house three year ago and we are renovating the major part of it. We are 100% water autonomous (rain water system). We are actually finishing the inside renovation et taking care of the garden . We are using permacultural principals and we are interested to share the vision and knowledge with others. Our dream is to become antonom, to cultivate our own organic vegetables and to share this abundance with others. We are looking for help to make this project real!

    We are a fun family who decided to leave the big town to live a life according to our values. Renaud, 37 y, o, is mainly working on the house project and also working part time for a formation Institut in ecological construction. Karine, 35 y.o. is mostly a full time mother and also working part time as a therapist!!! Collin, 6 y.o. and Anaëlle, 2 y.o, are amazing children who love to discover and play.We are usually french speaker, but we can also speak English and Spanish.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    This is the opportunity to learn about green construction and renovation, permaculture and to share good time with an amazing open mind family.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for a volunteer who likes construction, physical tasks, getting things done in teams and children. Also, as our house does not offer much intimacy, the campsite is offered.

    We actually would love help with: wall construction, fixing gypse, fixing wall wood finishing, ventilation, gradening and playing with children.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Inside or outside campsite and campground equipment provided, delicious vegan and organic food. We could also borrow our car with you if needed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the eastern township, an amazing region for nature, hiking, canoeing, biking,... We have a national park at about 15 minutes from home. Magog city, a gorgeous small touristic town, is nearby

  • 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

    Any size oh campervan would fit. The only point is the driveway is inclined and a little bite hard to get off.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 468682979656