Join me in restoring an old farmhouse to its former glory in Quebec, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello fellow, and potential workawayer!! Bienvenue!!

    I have been part of the workaway community for the past 5 years or so whilst travelling over seas and throughout North America. Having said that however this is my first go at being a host.

    I live on the outside of small but touristy communities called Sainte Agathe des monts and Val David in whats called the Laurentide mountains here in Quebec Canada. I bought an old farmhouse with several acres of land that need some TLC.

    Excuse moi, j’apprends mon francais.

    I am quite new to the area and can offer basic advice on the surrounding area, but this will give me more excuses to go out and explore. There is several mountain bike trails around and other activities. I live next to Le Petit Train du Nord, which is a path that connects several communities and runs along le rivière Nord.

    The property has a historical past and the goal is to keep that theme alive. I am trying to create a more of an eco friendly home and make use of the property for future guests.

    The house is in complete renovation and is basically a construction site, the living conditions are basic at the moment, but will improve in time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have travelled for the last 4 years and can share stories and experiences of using Workaway and other platforms as a travel tool. Learn English and help me learn French.

    Meet a Real Canadian and learn about Quebec Canada and about A small town in the Laurentian mountains.

    Besides meeting a like minded traveller, with a million stories being told by a professional storyteller? Come learn how to renovate an old house.

  • Help


    There is lots to keep busy, at the moment rebuilding the exterior, an extra set of hands or helper, learn to build and renovate. Organizing of materials, (bricks, rocks , wood) site clean up, forrest clearing, burning brush, I am open to ideas for art etc....ive recently acquired some chickens. The tasks will not be hard because of the beautiful back drop of the forrest.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: 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


    Firstly, You get to be in the Laurentian mountains in a magical place, Le petite train du nord is a nearby bike path (I have bicycles) connects the communities of Val David, Val Morin and Sainte Agathe, and all the way to mount trembant. Walking distance to town as well.

    Accommodations are basic, your own room to make your own space, internet and laundry. Also lots of space park Trailer or van, there is an outdoor shower and indoor bath.

    Food will be basic, Ive been eating on the go however I am Very good cook, so I’ve been told.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I wish I could offer some insight on the area, I am just leaning of things myself. Having said that, the towns are trendy and touristy and attracts a lot of people.


    I am cautiously wading thru decisions regarding covid. I will not take any chances and am fairly isolated And feel safe and would like to keep it that way. If you believe that covid is a hoax or are lax in the Preventative measures this may not be the place for you.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Camper van and or tent

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We can talk, with the possibility

  • 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: 611125973363