We are a young family based in the amazing area of Charlevoix, Quebec : next to the Saint-Lawrence river and the mountains. Our two little boys (2 1/2 and 1 years old) and we like to live outdoor. Arnaud come from France and he emigrated in Canada in 2011. He's biologist, lkes 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 to built our house in ecological perspectives. Since 2013 we develop an ecological garden based on permaculture principles (greenhouse, vegetables, orchard, "savage garden" and free forest). We have a dog (small) and a cat (very friendly !) Their are many outdoor activities in Charlevoix, so you will have fun !
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.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We speak french, spanish and english. We like exchange about all environnemental subjects. We can explain our experience about house building. 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 !
In the garden : we want to improve the fertility, the productions in respect of organic principles. We have the project to buid a chicken coop. The house is not totally finished so their are many possibilities to help us. To finish, help in all daily tasks will be very appreciated
French, English, Spanish
We offer you a basic room in the ground floor with two windows. There's a common bathroom and we have a composting toilett outdoor. We will share the meals together. Our outdoor environnement is very quiet.
We prefer receive singles or couple. We also prefer you'll arrive in the week-end. The main village (all shops) is at 15 kilometers. But the little village with some essentials is very close (5 km). The "june-to-october" period is the best but we are open to receive people throughout the year. No smoking inside.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4-5 hours a day 5 days a week