My name is Dominic and I am a geography-history teacher. I have been in couple with Nathalie for the last 26 years. We are in our early fiftys and we raised two children that have gone studying in Sherbrooke, a city nearby. 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.
Help in the house
We are francophones but we speak good English. Learning or perfecting french 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 wifi) in exchange of average 5 hour work per day, but this is flexible since sometimes, on a nice day, work can be longer and there can be less work on a rainy day...
french and english
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 prepare excellent meals but if you like cooking, we can let you 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 6 hours from New York City or Toronto. There are many parks and lakes all around. We have bicycles you can take on one of the many bicycle paths there are. 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
More than two
5 hours per day
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