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Come experience life on a beautiful, small farm in Ontario, Canada

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  • Last activity: 25 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    Beautiful century farmhouse and artist studio located just outside the village of Keene, Ontario, on 100 acres of rolling hills. I am interested in self-sufficiency and plant a large organic garden every year. Depending on the time of year you arrive, help will include tilling, planting, weeding and mulching the garden, with food preservation (freezing, cooking, canning) later in the season. This winter we are building a wood storage shed and are interested in anyone that has a construction background.

    The village of Keene is a small farming community with Lang Pioneer Village, an interesting tourist attraction. Trips to the nearby city of Peterborough are also possible. Accommodation for 2 in a studio on the property with access to wifi. We will work and eat together. You will eat well as I enjoy cooking and the garden provides and abundance of organic food in the summer. I occasionally eat meat but am happy to accomodate vegetarians. You're also welcome to cook with me. I'm looking for help all year.

    Depending on what we are doing, help would be approx. 4 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are yours to explore the area. Come experience life on a small Ontario farm!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As I am in the Arts there are many opportunities to meet many professional artists, writers etc. There is always an opportunity to go to Manitoulin Island, stay on Lake Huron and enjoy the lake. There are many cultural activities to do there , eg learn about our First Nations People, fisheries. You will also learn about our heritage in Keene. I try to fulfill any of my volunteers interests during their stay with me. It is always fun to learn from each other!!!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    There are many areas where travellers can help on the farm. Cutting the brush and small saplings that grow on the fence lines. Snow removal. In the winter there sure many indoor projects housekeeping, making soap, candlmaking, quilting, knitting etc. We try to vary the jobs so no one gets bored. You will have the opportunity to learn many new skills if desired.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your own private accommodation in a artist studio on a hill overlooking the countryside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your time off there are bikes provided to explore the Canadian Trail, Hope Mill, Lang Century Museum and Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough.

  • 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

    There is lots of open space on the farm for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 714516157926

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