Help creating a garden and building a greenhouse in North Bay, Canada for the Spring-Sumer of 2019



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  • Description


    We will be designing and building a greenhouse, preparing garden beds and planting vegetables. We'll be setting up a sustainable watering system to capture rainwater from the roof of the greenhouse that we build.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about life in Northern Ontario. There are French Canadians, 1st Nations and Mennonites who live in this area. There are many historical landmarks to explore.

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need help creating a gardening area in my backyard, and building a greenhouse. Then panting and maintaining the garden. We may also be painting the house and garage.
    We would also like to design a solar thermal energy system to heat the water for the plants.
    Also energy conservation and ecological ideas and experimentation are welcome!

    You'll need basic landscaping skills – digging, moving dirt, moving exisisting plants, planting new ones, etc. Perhaps building a fence, creating a garden pathway, fire pit ....
    Looking for strength, stamina and ideas! Must be willing to put in a good 4 hours a day 5 days a week. Lots of time off to enjoy the outdoors. On major bus route so getting into town is easy, but it's ideal if you have a car to really enjoy the fantastic countryside.

    My house is directly across the road from Lake Nipissing, one of Northern Ontario's largest lakes, and possibly the warmest for swimming. You'll be less than an hour to famed Algonquin Park where you can camp & canoe /kayak for days and seldom see anyone. Endless opportunities for outdoor activities in Northern Ontario's pristine rivers and lakes.

    Located in North Bay Ontario, a mid size city of about 50,000, a 3.5 - 4 hour drive north of Toronto. Close enough for weekend getaways for concerts and other big city cultural attractions.

    You 'll share the house with me and my 25 year old son, and his super friendly dog Bella.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I'm looking for 2 or 3 individuals - I'll provide lodging in a well maintained basement apartment in my home, with shared kitchen area, bathroom, and your own private sleeping area. We will provide food and everyone can take turns cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lush forests for hiking, and many rivers and islands for canoeing. We are along a fresh water lake which is perfect for swimming, fishing and boating.

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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

  • 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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