My name is Dominic and I am a geography-history teacher. I have been in couple with Nathalie for the last 28 years. We are in our mid fiftys and we raised two children that have since gone from the family nest! We have two cats and a dog. We are open minded, we have traveled around the world and we like to have a good time. We have a seabuckthorn fruit farm. During the summer months (July, August and September) tourists come here to discover this super-fruit (many many vitamins) and they can also handpick some fruits directly in the orchard.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We are francophones but we speak good English. Learning or perfecting french and/or english is certainly inevitable! Besides that, you will familiarise with different aspects of farming and dealing with customers here at the farm or at the market.
We have lots of different tasks to be done during the summer like responding to costumers that come to our boutique here on the farm, or mowing the lawn in the orchard, or taking care of different animals. It can also be helping with the harvest or painting or chopping wood or helping in the transformation kitchen! In other words the help required is very diversified. On Saturday mornings, from 9 to 1, we are at a marketplace nearby. We offer room and meals (and unlimited wifi) in exchange of average 5 hours work per day, but this is flexible since sometimes, on a nice day, work can be longer and there can be less to do on a rainy day...
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Our large house can accomodate three or four extra persons. Upstairs we have two rooms with double beds. Another room, adjacent to the living room, also has a double bed and lots of windows facing south. Nathalie always prepares excellent meals but if you like cooking, feel free to take control of the kitchen!
We are in the beautiful Eastern Townships. This is an hour drive from Montreal, two and a half hours from Quebec city and 7 hours bus or train from New York City or Toronto. Otherwise, we are between Granby and Sherbrooke, the two main cities where we have to go once in a while... There are many parks and lakes all around and bicycle paths. We have bicycles you can use. We can drive you to the bus station, we can arrange for lifts and some contacts and we can give you hints in preparing your trip in the region or to the rest of the continent!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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