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Greetings, we are Kristel and Kurt with an alternative homestead on the Canadian Prairie. We are a couple in our thirties, traveled the world and are down to earth. We live in a unique ecosystem where the prairies meet the boreal forest. So the land here is a mixture of farmland, pasture and forest. Wildlife lovers will love it here as there are moose, coyote, deer and even bear. Lots of migratory birds to be observed.
We speak English and Dutch (Flemish). We are good-natured, fun loving, creative folk! We love our alternative lifestyle, enjoy being healthy and live a balanced life: creating alternative living spaces, yoga, meditation, dancing, eating veggies and having a fire or hammock time after a day of hard work.
We are looking for a couple or friends or individual to join us for an exciting year at our farmstead! We prefer stays of at least three weeks, but ensure to contact us for any availability, as we have been flexible in the past with schedules to find a perfect fit for both parties.
Tasks include: starting a garden, planting trees and seeds, pruning, weeding, painting, building beds (hauling earth), cleaning brush, mulching with wood chips, and other tasks as they come up! We also have some building projects on the go, if you are interested in that.
*Creative and passionate people are highly encouraged to apply! Thanks for your interest!*
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
You can learn how work with the earth. Gardening, growing crops from seed. Observing nature and growing trees and vegetables. As well we have a great knowledge of traveling/camping in Western Canada and the Rocky Mountains (which we do often and throughout the summer). We can assist and guide you with any questions here. We also love doing yoga, alternative living situations (tiny home), cabins in the wild, etc. We are passionate people who work hard, always have a creative project (or five...) on the go! We balance hard work with good fun!
We will need help from late April to late August. We are open to individuals, friends or couples to stay short or long term.
Early in the season we will need help expanding garden beds: from preparation to seed planting. We grow as organically as possible and use natural growing techniques to have the most success out of our plantings.
Besides the garden we have a young orchard and also extensively grow fruit trees. We will need help to expand our orchard by weeding, adding mulch and watering. Other duties include digging and transplanting trees (small ones) and planting trees. Some tasks will be creating raised beds for garden plots and filling those raised beds with earth. Potting vegetables and trees.
Other activities would be painting projects, general upkeep and organizing around the homestead. There is a large variety of jobs here to suit your interests as well!
Most of this work is hands on work and some repetitive. The tasks will be staggered throughout the week. Pulling weeds is a daily task that is grounding and meditative. You can work away in your little section of trees or garden, getting your hands dirty and grounding with nature. The weather is typically quite hot and sunny, with some rainy spells here and there.
Must be able to,
Work on hands and knees
Bending and crouching
Our Workawayers will get their own accommodation in a large forty foot, two bedroom RV trailer. This is a nice option as you will have your own space and privacy! It is situated about 20 meters from our little house. Your accommodation is fully powered and has a kitchen, fridge, heat, shower, etc. We don't have a flush toilet here but you are welcome to use a compost toilet system or use the outhouse. There is a nice deck to relax on with a lovely view of the garden area. Our homestead is located far enough from towns and cities to see the milky way at night, yet close enough to not miss out on the comforts of the modern world!
We will provide plant-based ingredients for wholesome breakfasts, lunches and dinners. With your own RV trailer, you can decide what time to start the day and eat in your own privacy. We are close by anytime, but we honour your personal time!
If you love nature, working with your hands and being outside - this is the place for you! As well a place of relaxation and solitude. We are easy going and will ensure to listen to you and your desires. We are very knowledgeable of camping and traveling all over Western Canada - so we can help with advice on this! There is lots to explore in the area with wildlife, outdoor activities and a nice place to RELAX (as we have heard from many visitors). Great place to write a book, do yoga, stay in a remote cabin, go for walks, make art, learn all about gardening and planting trees, re-wilding, ... etc.
We can arrange a pick-up from Edmonton as this is the closest city near us.
Reach out to us today if you have read this far!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Digital nomads are welcomed! Internet is good. Contact us for more info!
Sure, we can host you in our large trailer, but you are very welcome to bring your own home on wheels!
Reach out to us, and let's talk.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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