Join us on our eco/hobby farm project in Southern Ontario, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    >>> PLEASE NOTE !!!!!!!!

    We are at the initial CONSTRUCTION/ BUILDING phase of this project, this phase of the project requires applicable building/construction skills . In order to assist us with the "custom build", you must be have previous hands-on experience with such. Precise measurements, angle calculations, precise cuts (of timber), proper power tools utilization, and installation of structural parts, framing, cladding, roofing and finishing. This is a learning experience, as we are able to exchange knowledge and skills, but unable to offer PRACTICE situations. Without previous applicable knowledge and building skills, a volunteer might NOT be satisfied with the work and overall hosting experience. Transparency and clarity from both host and volunteers are vital to a positive and valuable experience.Greetings ! ... and welcome to our Eco / Hobby Farm Project in Southern Ontario, Canada.


    >>>>> WELCOME !!!!

    We are welcoming physically and intellectually active volunteers with applicable knowledge & skills in building, construction and carpentry... Volunteers who resonate with our concept/projects are very much encouraged to contact us anytime.

    Enjoy Mother Nature... Cultural exchange.... Healthy lifestyle......

    Long Point Conservational Area , is natural habitat within the famous Ontario Greenbelt, wetlands and agricultural zoning. We are 1.5hrs from Toronto, and 1.5hr from Niagara Falls, the USA border. This geographical area is refereed as "Ontario's Garden", due to its concentration of greenhouses and field farming of all kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

    It will be our pleasure to resonate, accommodate, share, guide and a learn from our future friends. From the great Canadian Outdoors, to our 20 acres of forest (part of the Long Point Conservation area)...
    Our Eco Project, focuses on micro-organic farming and outdoor living while offering a display of self-sustainable methods.
    WE ARE AT THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE, hence the true need of volunteers with working experience in the areas of:

    >>> Carpentry (timber log house) , custom wood sheds , some Japanese joinery.

    >>> Construction , Framing, Roofing, Plumbing..

    >>> Volunteers capable and willing to assist with hard labour / construction tasks should consider applying.

    We are most able to welcome all volunteers (without building experience) after the month of OCTOBER 2020.

    Volunteers with experience/ skills will be partially remunerated for your time and effort, so you can add to your continuous travels.
    Please feel welcome to read through and learn more about the details of our project, lots of information for clarity and transparency.
    We are here to share and assist one another, feel welcome to contact us anytime.
    We wish you all the best with your travels.
    Stay safe.
    Cheers!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Great meals, lots of communication, sharing, story telling.. and fun times...
    (Most likely from March 2021, as we are schedule to full time work for the next 6 months)

    NATURE SIGHTS, PARKS & TRAILS
    If your ideal weekend is spent hiking and exploring the great outdoors, Ontario is the place to be. There are hundreds of outstanding hiking trails, all with incredible views. Plan a trip to Tobermory and hike along the Bruce Peninsula. You can also take a trip to Muskoka or Peterborough and explore the outstanding parks and waterfront trails. No trip to Ontario is complete without a stop in Niagara to see the Falls – one of the natural wonders of the world.

    Whichever way you prefer to spend the day or weekend, Ontario has just the place to do it. Discover the unique attractions and places to visit throughout Ontario – you’re in for an exciting getaway no matter where you end up!

    ACTIVITIES:
    Riding mountain bike, canoeing, swimming, ATV, Motocross, fishing, camping, cooking outdoors, etc

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    PROJECT:
    Assist building a simple and eco-friendly Hobby Farm within a Protect Natural Habitat. There will be very little earthworks, minor landscaping, as we wish to keep the forest as intact as possible. We will construct a small cabin, a mid-size cabin, a garage/workshop and a pre-fabricated greenhouse... that's all... and well enough.

    DURATION:
    June 2020 to October 2021
    (due to our geographical location, and the work involved, we suggest a volunteer to join us for 1 months.
    Depending on our effort and progress, we could consider assisting with part of your expenses, and symbolic remuneration.
    Of course, you are welcome to join us for a few weeks too.

    SOME TASKS:

    Phase 1: > ( 4 - 8 weeks)
    The landscaping and foundation construction have started and almost completed.

    Phase 2: > ( 20 - 30 weeks)
    -We are inviting volunteers with some related skills to help us build the first wood tiny cabin (250sf), Workshop/ Garage (1000sf) , Main Cabin LogHome (960sf), exterior wood deck construction, etc....
    - Wood Decks, kiosks, all made of wood.
    - Raised bed gardens and other fun stuff....

    Phase 3: > ( 8-10 weeks)
    Prepare approximately 2 acres for potentially organic cultivation.


    We welcome open and transparent communication, and would be able to adapt/accommodate to any need or desire that the volunteer might have during the stay. Please feel welcome to ask any questions before joining us, and during our experience....
    We all must feel satisfied, and fulfilled by the activities we do together, so our hearts and minds are truly caring for all members, and vice-versa.
    You will very much enjoy the experience if you enjoy nature, outdoors, building and working with positive & down-to-earth people.
    A proper balance between working, playing, resting, and discovering our 20 acres, and nearby towns, villages , etc..
    We will be more than happy to take you places to visit... sightseeing and all the outdoor activities.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate

    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

    Accommodation

    Meals are prepared by us, we welcome your participation.
    We are on the initial construction period and would deeply appreciate your input.
    From now, we will be accommodating at a spacious, neat and comfortable RV TRAILER (off-grid lifestyle) , located at the land.. The RV Trailer will be utilized/shared by a maximum of 2 volunteers, for more privacy and comfort.

    A good sleep for a smooth day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    DISCOVER ONTARIO - PLACES TO EXPLORE
    Places to Visit in Ontario

    There are so many great places to visit in Ontario, you could easily find yourself exploring a new city or town every weekend, each with its own unique attractions and excitement. Ontario is easily one of the most exciting destinations in all of Canada.

    BUSTLING CITIES
    If you’re looking to spend the day or weekend away exploring Ontario’s exciting cities, there are so many bustling metropolises to choose from. Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor and Hamilton are all great places to visit if you want that big city experience in Ontario. Visit local art galleries, theatres, unique restaurants and exciting attractions. Ontario’s big cities offer fun that the whole family can enjoy.

    FARM-FRESH COUNTRY MARKETS
    Explore the sights, smells and tastes that Ontario has to offer by visiting one of the many country markets around Ontario. St. Jacobs hosts one of the largest markets in the region, but you can visit farm-fresh markets in towns and cities such as St. Catherine’s, Kingston, Kitchener, London and many more.

    HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND CULTURE
    If you’re a History buff, why not spend the weekend in one of the many historically rich towns and cities throughout Ontario? Ottawa is a great place to visit historic heritage buildings that are hundreds of years old and have some interesting stories. Guelph is another great place to see historical landmarks and architecture.

    NATURE SIGHTS, PARKS & TRAILS
    If your ideal weekend is spent hiking and exploring the great outdoors, Ontario is the place to be. There are hundreds of outstanding hiking trails, all with incredible views. Plan a trip to Tobermory and hike along the Bruce Peninsula. You can also take a trip to Muskoka or Peterborough and explore the outstanding parks and waterfront trails. No trip to Ontario is complete without a stop in Niagara to see the Falls – one of the natural wonders of the world.

    Whichever way you prefer to spend the day or weekend, Ontario has just the place to do it. Discover the unique attractions and places to visit throughout Ontario – you’re in for an exciting getaway no matter where you end up!

    ACTIVITIES:
    Riding mountain bike, canoeing, swimming, ATV, Motocross, fishing, camping, rock climbing, river climbing, paragliding, cooking outdoors, small music events, and many others. All planned and supported by us and our local friends, most are free of charge, as we have a few of these to play with, depending on the time of the year.

    SILENCE:
    On the other hand, a volunteer could prefer silence, peace and closeness with nature, with a hammock and a good book.

    Memorable experiences, based on a serious attitude and effort towards a cultural exchange, positive work & progress for both the host and the volunteers.

  • 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

    We welcome volunteers travelling with their camper vans, as long as the applicable building skills are relevant.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week - PAID





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