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

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  2020 

 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 855566984491