Help on our farm on remote Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Retired couple, still farming 412 acres but downsizing, remote Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron. Owner-built home, quiet setting. Hay, grain, hens, family milking cow, shiitake mushrooms on logs, firewood.
    Four seasons to stimulate thought and creativity. "Manitoulin" means "Island of the Great Spirit" in Ojibway.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Travelers would benefit from learning about living in a truly rural Canadian community.
    I am a retired elementary school teacher with 38 years experience in classrooms and have also taught English in China.
    I am a founding member of Manitoulin Streams, a not-for-profit organization which rehabilitates local cold streams to enhance salmonid species habitats.
    We also attend local First Nation pow wows on Manitoulin Island when covid-19 does not hinder the events.
    Swimming in Lake Manitou.

  • Help

    Help

    Travelers here would help with firewood, weeding in the garden, cultivating shiitake mushrooms, foraging for wild plants in the forest, and building maintenance which may involve carpentry and painting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Lithuanian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedroom in the house. Outdoor tenting can be arranged.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is limited public transportation. One lake is within walking distance, and as hosts, we can drive visitors to lakes farther away. The 150 acres of Carolinian forest species has walking trails.
    We have hosted "woofers" for the past ten years.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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



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