Old forestry village of Onatchiway, I have been living Off grid for the passed 20 years I have a beautiful home with many rooms which used to be an Auberge, I have not operate since 2008. I also have a private little chalet on the lac for a family. Animals welcomed! Lots of work to keep up, but now my health is gone, I need help with the upkeep. The place is located 70km north of Saguenay, Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, 33km in the forest from the last village of Falardeau, on a beautiful Lake for canoeing, with natural wild life and trails for biking, go camping in the most old mountains the Monts-Valin. Build a fire, play music, lean french. Hear the crickets, feel and live the french culture.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Being off grid demands knowledge of simple necessities and how to manage them. Necessities such as, power, hot water, generators, woods, how to live with what you got and still feel so plenty. There is so many activities, to name just a few: swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing hiking, camping, blueberry piking last but not least RockBand.First time host! I love animals, I got dogs ( pyrenees) and a cat. Yours are welcomed too. Vehicle on site if needed. I have a big library of books and movies, lot of instruments, pool table. Or if you prefer: bird watching, geology, wild mushrooms, wild fruits, berries, medicine plants.
Maintenance and repairs: buildings, equipments....Upkeep: paint, ,pretty much everything that would go in this category, pill, wood, clean the yard also housecleaning, cooking, laundry, groceries ( in town) vehicle provided. I would like to learn more about vegan meals, food storage, mushrooms...sustainability. Gardening: I have a lot of wild fruits and medicine plants I would like to learn more about. I would love to create a project with you that you have to heart. Their is so many opportunities here. I would greatly appreciate to learn with you.
This host offers a language exchange
Spanish, German, Mandarin
3 private rooms: 2 bedrooms with Queen and single, and one bedroom with king size,and one dorm room with 3 singles. Sheared bathrooms (3), living and eating together, picking up after ourselves in respect for others is greatly appreciated. One chalet with one double, and 3 single.
First time host! Vehicle on site, quad, boat, canoe, kayak, lots of local history.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Satellite connection, a little slow
Dogs, cats, birds....
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week