Off grid living at Michel's Bush Farm in Kispiox, Canada



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  • Description


    There are two properties in the town of Kispiox, one in front with electricity and the other where I live is off-grid. There is 328 acres in total. With the hay and the vegetables I produce, I am working about 100 acres. I live in a small cabin with a woodstove. I also have a garden where I grow other vegetables for my own use as well as lots of perennial berry bushes. The property has a creek running through it, and has a large wooded area in addition to the pasture land.

    I use local soil from the forest to supplement my gardens. I do not use manure or any chemical fertiliser. I do not spray, I do not use pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides. I use a tractor and other machinery to work the soil and harvest.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn about living a simple life- sustainable, organic, off-grid, as well as bush living. They will have the chance to experience northern Canadian rural life.
    Timber framing ,bush craft ,winter camping ,wild medicine plant ,foraging,
    In winter stay skiing in the alpine ,skidooing crost CONTRY ski ,snow shoeing ,,,
    Yes I take winter long stay and short
    I am in search and rescue..SWIFTWATER technician,ice rescue ,avalanche level 2 ..wilderness first aid .tracking and more ,,I teach fire making and survival...
    Making organic bush food from garden and forage hunting also fishing ..
    If interested to become a gardener that sale at the farmers market I can give the opportunity
    To have a cabine whit or whit out electricity for one year to try made a living as a farmer ..
    On a other property that I have on time exchange for equipment used ..
    Also working whit horse farming ..

  • Help


    From the picking and processing berries to harvesting potatoes, carrots, and beets. Helping out with the farmer's market. Taking care of the horses. Weeding and planting. Assisting with the hay....

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a cabin for volunteers not far from the main house by a lake. It is small simple but has a stove and a great view.a sauna by the creck ,,and one more cabin also The food will be shared and is all organic, mostly potatoes and salad from the garden supplemented with moose meat ...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a creek and lake to swim in, and forest to explore. The property is 30 minutes from the town of Hazelton which has a movie theater, bakery, and library. I do not eat gmo food or artificial sugar. I have two dogs, two horses,have internet access, and do not smoke.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 482154567819