We are a young family located in Waterville, country close to Sherbrooke, Quebec, close to the mountains and many lakes. Our two little boys (3 and 5 years old) and us like to live outdoor. Arnaud come from France and he emigrated in Canada in 2011. He's biologist, likes discover nature and sharing his passion. Anne-Julie (his wife) come from Montreal (Quebec). She travelled in Latin America and France. She also makes some woofing experiences. Both we decided to move to the countryside and renovate a century house. Since we move, we develop an ecological garden based on permaculture principles (vegetables, orchard) We have a dog (small) and a cat (very friendly !) Their's many outdoor activities in the area and also the city of Sherbrooke offert many places to discover.
Please note that we can answer with a delay of few days depending on our planning : so it's better to plan each weeks before your dates. We prefer people for one to two weeks.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We speak french, spanish and english. We like share about all environnemental subjects. We can explain our experience about house building (8 years ago we build our ecological house in another area). And we can help you to discover and understand nature and ecological garden. Arnaud teatched several years about ecology, nature conservation, mushrooms... We cook a lot. Sometimes we cook our bread, kombucha, lactofermentation... We also like pastries !
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
In the garden : we want to improve the fertility, the productions in respect of organic principles. We have the project to buid a greenhouse and add more fruits trees. We are renovating the washroom at the second floor and adding isolation for better confort. so their are many possibilities to help us (undo old part, rebuild wall, change windows, help for electricity or plumer. To finish, help in all daily tasks will be very appreciated. If you like cook, we can share good recepies!
We offer you a basic room at the second floor with a window (Queen bed). There's a common bathroom, we will share the meals together. We are located in the center of the village (2000 peoples) just in front of the park.
We prefer receive singles or couple. We also prefer you'll arrive in the week-end. You can walk in the village, there's a little grossery store or drugstore, library, school, alternative school, many possibility for walking, swimming in the lake, canoe. We are at 15 minuts to Sherbrooke (Bishop's University or Université de Sherbrooke). skiing mountains ats 30 min. No smoking inside.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4-5 hours a day 5 days a week