Live, breathe the forest life, help build a network of mountain bike trails & renovate an awesome house! Quebec - Canada



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  • Description


    I am a self taught software engineer/inventor. I work as little as possible ;). I recently bought this huge piece of land with a house and am still trying to get organized. My ultimate goal is to build an extensive network of hiking/mountain biking trails on it, and set up a nice access to the river to swim in. I'd also like to do some landscaping work; but the reality is that I need help, it's just way to big.

    I used to live in montreal, but now I live in the forest. There are no visible neighboors and even from the balcony where you can enjoy a view of the valley you can't see a single house. It is very quiet here; I moved here to heal from complex ptsd. I meditate a lot, many hours every day; my philosophy/vision of life is closest to tantra. This place is absolutely amazing, if you need a rest from responsibilities or to get away from stress.

  • 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
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you want to learn french, meditation, anything about tantra (not the sex obsessed one, the real one), Osho, Reiki, Cranio Sacral therapy, hypnotherapy, also enjoy the space and serenity here to develop your art project is possible. It's incredibly quiet and resourcing to spend time here; you can think of it as a meditation retreat!

  • Help


    Hi I wasn't around much this summer (2019, dealing with cPTSD). I'm back tho so don't mind my reply rate I will be much more diligent in the future!!

    I am looking for volunteers for october and november to do some housekeeping chores and landscaping work as well. I would need help with the housework, some renovation as well as building and maintaining mountain bike/hiking trails, helping with the landscaping, cutting firewood for winter, and defining an access to the river (for our swimming pleasure) at the other end of my piece of land!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You get a private room, for one person or a couple. There are 4 rooms in the house, 3 are free. The house is big, on three stories, smack in the middle of the forest; built on a cliff with an awesome view in a hillside and in the middle of 110 acres of land. Each room has a very comfortable double bed, mattresses are relatively firm and new.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are numerous nature attractions nearby; the Parc du Mont Tremblant is 10 minute drive away, Mont Tremblant ski area, golf courses, mountain bike trails, hiking trails and numerous lakes; there is a waterfall to swim at 2 minutes drive away on the same river that crosses my land, you'll be able to mountain bike, enjoy the silence, make bonfires at night, sleep under the stars if you want, there is also the possibility to bring and work on an art project.

  • 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

View from inside of the house
inside of the house
View of the valley from the balcony
This picture gives a perspective of the setting you can see my house and how it is surrounded by forest :)
where I store the firewood
the waterfalls which are 2 kms away, to go swimming in the summer!
in Parc du Mont Tremblant
the river at the other end of my land
me, on a trip to colombia :)

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