Join our permaculture dream and meet out-going people in the beautiful nature of Quebec, Canada

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  • Last activity: 15 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi there!

    We are three people, project partners and family members (Riel, his sister Camille, her partner Mathias and their dog Cocio), who have recently started a permaculture project in Saint-Calixte, in the Lanaudière region of Quebec. Our goal is to become as autonomous as possible, in terms of food, energy, ressources and time. We want to live in a simpler, more humble way, and connect with nature and people from our local community and abroad.

    We have already built quite a big garden, which is still expanding and needs care and ideas to optimize crops as well as the relationship with surrounding ecosystems. We have a bee hive, and are planning to build a greenhouse and a chicken coop in the near future. Around the garden area is a forested and hilly area, with a small village with all commodities close by (30 min walk, 5 minutes by car).

    We need help with gardening, forestry, event organizing, art projects, food transformation and general maintenance.

    We are open-minded, easy-going people who like traveling, new encounters, playing music, painting, exploring nature, inspiring discussions, games, cooking and group gatherings.

    Come join us and take part in the building of a family/community-based dream to live a more sustainable, free, happy and nourishing life!

    NB: We are seeking volunteers, as this is not a business, but a family and communal project. Volunteers will therefore not be involved in any activities that could eventually generate revenues. Thank you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    You will learn about organic gardening and general botany, forestry, and ways to build functional constructions in an economical way. With us, you can practice english, french and danish, and learn to cook creative and culinary meals with Mathias. Some of us also play music and paint, and we love to jam and create all together. But we are also very open to learning from you, whatever your talents, passions and abilities might be.

  • Help


    We need help from May to November, with seeding, crop care, tree cutting (for fire wood), the building of the greenhouse and chicken coop, concert organizing, harvesting, closing the garden and transforming crops (canning, freezing, drying, product making), as well as general maintenance and art projects around the property.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have 10 acres of land with plenty of space to set a tent in an intimate spot. We can lend you a tent and mattress if you need. Hamacs are also available. You'll be welcome in the main house to cook meals and use the bathrooms. Wifi is available both in the house and around the garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our lovely home is situated in St-Calixte, 50 minutes from Montreal by car. That city is full of cultural, musical, sports events all summer long. We come from there, so also know the place and events well, if need be. There is also public transportation available to take you to the city or other towns around.

    Close to home, there is a public beach by a lake (30 min walk) and a nice river swimming spot (5 min walk), as well as several places in the region to hike, swim, forage, bike, practice water sports and enjoy beautiful scenery, agrotourism and microbreweries (check out Rawdon, Parc régional de la Forêt Ouareau, Parc des Chutes Monte-à-Peine, Saint-Donat, Saint-Côme, St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Joliette, Microbrasserie L'Apothicaire, Microbrasserie Trécarré, Joliette, etc). We will be happy to recommend places according to your interests and needs!!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have wifi access both in the house and around the garden. It is officially high speed and unlimited! We have already hosted digital students and nomads, including in the field of 3D animation.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is plenty of space in the wild flower field to park your van or motorhome.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a medium-size dog, adopted from the streets of Mexico. She is very nice and does enjoy playing with other dogs, as long as they are not too territorial and agressive. We will discuss beforehand, but are opened to the idea of having pets around, especially when guests are staying long enough for everyone to get accustomed to each other.

  • 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: 548694513718

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