Workawayers interested in rural Ontario, Canada.



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    I live in a beautiful secluded country setting, with an outdoor sauna, farms on two sides. I am looking for workawayers interested in experiencing rural ontario with a mix of solitude and social time/cultural exchange. The work part of stay would mainly be helping me with house projects, putting in a garden in the spring, painting, yard work. No prior experience needed. There’s also opportunity to connect with the local arts community as I practise dance and circus arts and sometimes perform.

    More about me, I am 44 years old, and work as a mental health professional in the local hospital. My background is South Indian, I have travelled widely and have called Canada my home (or one of my homes) since 1997. I feel grateful to hosts who supported me during my travels, specially my stays in mediation centres in northern Ontario and farms in Holland and Quebec.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am involved in the circus, contact improv dance, clown, and local farming initiatives. There will be opportunity to experience these art forms (if so desired) and to connect with the art community in Peterborough, as well as experiencing the more traditional cultural aspects such as visiting local hobby farms, canoeing, seasonal festivities, getting to know Peterborough with its (pre covid) music events, yoga studios, and cafes.

  • Help


    Before the spring appears looking for focus on indoor projects like painting, small house fixes. As the ground thaws, then also option to help put in a garden, tending to the large yard.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Urdu: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Beautiful private room in a even more beautiful century home, nestled on an acre of secluded land in the hamlet of Indian River, 20 minutes east of the town of Peterborough, two hours North-East of Toronto. I am 2 km from the beautiful river we call Indian River - possibility for kayaking and canoeing to Rice Lake. Internet. Room has comfortable bed, window, bathroom is shared.

    I will provide breakfast and lunch ingredients. I will prepare all dinners. Food is mostly vegetarian, locally sourced when possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I go into Peterborough almost every day, other than that transport to the city is limited. Other local attractions include the Petroglyphs Provincial Park, countless lakes, Curve Lake First Nations art store, and Trent University.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 796847869967