For nature and animal lovers: join a family at peaceful Otter Lake, Canada




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  • Description


    We are a family with 2 kids (13 and 15 years old). We live in the country in a 1200 acre bush land with 48 husky dogs. In the winter time we own a dogsledding business and in the summer time, we have a small vineyard and Orchard + accommodation.
    I am Sylvain (45). I study wildlife management and forestery. I work in the summer for the forest fighter departement and in the winter for our dogsledding business.
    Caroline (43) is a teacher for the kindergarden kids. She is a very good cook and love to make you taste food with maple syrup frpm our own trees.
    We are a very welcoming family and easy to get along with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Stay in a good families in nature with animals in a clean and peacefull environnement. We are a french canadien family and would be happy to share our lifestyle.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We need help to take care of the animals, help with the maintenance of the vineyard and general outdoor house maintenance. Painting buildings, give food and water to the dogs, take out wood from the bush for winter fire.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Our guests have a room with two double beds, including a private bathroom at their disposal. Our guests rooms are on the commercial part of our house but there is just a door which seperate the commercial part from our private house. Everything is very clean and we make sure that you feel comfortable and like home. People from Workaway are welcome to eat with our family together but you are also able to make food for your own and we would appreciate if you would cook sometimes for us and make us taste traditional food from your country. We like to eat meat so maybe not the best experience for Vegan ;-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can provide all transportation, from the airport to here and on your free time to go to the city (Ottawa)

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 477699451385