Groovy Workawayers welcome to help on our family homestead in St. Charles, Canada



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    Hello Workawayers !

    One day at a gathering, I told my friend of all the ideas we have for our tiny house homestead and how that mean we have more jobs that need to be accomplished then we have capable bodies, or time etc... this is how she mentioned to me that I needed to look into workaway !

    You see, we are a family of 4 who relocated to northern Ontario to land on the land that has had my husband Justin's name on it for a very long time. So July 2016, we moved to the forest and settled into a 26 ft yurt with our two kids and pets. over the past five years of us being here, the land has evolved a lot! We built a tiny house on wheels as a sleep bunkie, installed a water well, added livestock to the homestead, built a garden and now we are building a new house !

    some of the projects we need help with is:
    forest clearing with brush cutters and chainsaws
    installing fencing
    tending to the icelandic sheep, chickens and rabbits, cats and dogs
    preparing icelandic sheep fibres for spinning and felting and sales
    some construction work on the new house
    assisting with the children and their school and exercise routines.

    when we are not busy keeping up with the farm, we are out on the lake fishing and swimming and enjoying nature.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Being at the Farm you will be able to experience the yurt life in beautiful Northern Ontario !
    We can share knowledge on hunting, hobby farming, rocket stoves, organic gardening, foraging, canning, yoga, weaving, spinning, livetock husbandry meditation & the list goes on !

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    As of right now, we are really needing someone who can assist with small daily tasks of gardening and livestock care. installing fencing, clering the woods, pulling weeds ect. any little help will be appreciated!

    Thank you so much in advance for all you consideration and help.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a camper trailer that has been converted into a sauna/ sleep bunkie.

    *️️️️️️️️toilet is an outhouse, which we will need to dig a new hole to accommodate more people on the homestead.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our town is rural, but the big city of sudbury is an hour away. When we arent working or hunting, we are usually eating and resting and enjoying each others company by the fire, playing music, doing yoga, exploring nature or purifying in the sauna !

  • 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

    if you come with your own accommodations it is better since our lodging space is limited.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    must have no prey drive and must be friendly

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    (max 25 hours/week- 5 days) Evenings after 4 pm until sundown and weekends when justin is home and working in the bush is when he needs a hand with cutting trees. If your a carpenter, building the bunkie could potentially be done during the day while just

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