We are a family of three living off grid on a hill overlooking Conception Bay North. We have ten acres of land in an abandoned Newfoundland community. We hope to be able to expand our homestead to include eco-retreatants and Newfoundland Ponies.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Travellers will learn carpentry skills, off grid skills, and animal husbandry, and discover how people lived in Newfoundland outports. They will learn how to build a pasture for animals, dry rock wall construction, and traditional cod fishing.
The Newfoundland Pony is going extinct because of loss of habitat. They have gone from 12000 to 250, and the few that remain have little pasture land. We hope to enclose a kilometre of prime pasture on the coast to offer it to Pony owners in the summer. We need help building the fence and digging a well for the animals. We also need help finishing construction of the Hermitage, building an outdoor kitchen, digging a garden, and laying foundations for a guesthouse.
Glamping -- excellent campsite, which we will transform into a five star glamping site. Meals in the cabin.
The towns of Cupids and Brigus are a mile away with restaurants and theatre. Whale watching, cod fishing, hiking and beach combing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week