Looking for help with several outdoor and building projects in Nova Scotia, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a retired couple living in Nova Scotia, Canada, on a scenic 30 acre peace of land, which we are in the process of developing, building dome houses and many other interesting and unusual projects, we,re off grit, solar powered with back up generators, living as much as possible of the land and with the land, our property is bordered by a river and on the lake, our swimming pool in the summer, which are sunny and warm, we,re into boating, fishing and other water activities, the fall time here is very colorful and mild, we enjoy healthy food, make our own wine and beer, bake bread and meals in our outdoor wood fired oven, and live the good live with lots of fun to go with it, often in the evening we enjoy a campfire under the stars with story telling and music, lots of laughs in pleasant company,
    we enjoy our work and the many diverse projects we,re building

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    if you,re not afraid to learn new skills, different ways of looking at things, you can expect to learn how to build a wood fired sauna, make firewood, learn how to dig and operate a backhoe, drive a truck, use a chain saw, learn how to build a dome house, how to turn a school bus into a travelling home.

  • Help


    we are try to meet interesting folks, we,re looking for people with an open mind, not afraid to think outside the box, interested in learning as well as possessing skills in building, gardening, life skills, interested in healthy living, positive attitude, flexible and fun.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    our accommodation is unusual, you can live in our small dome by the lake or in 2 converted school buses by the river, all very cosy with very comfortable beds

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    nova scotia is the land of many lakes and rivers, ideal for the outdoors person, nearby are a few interesting small towns and settlements, with lots of history, i.e. Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, many fishing villages, Bay of Fundy with the worlds highest tide, too numerous to tell all here, you just have to come and see.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Andrew and Verena, working in the dome
Nice evening by the river around the campfire
The hungry crew sitting around the table
New Germany Lake
The cottage

Host ref number: 871843629496