Eco-hostel in southwest Newfoundland, Canada

Country

Canada

Favourited 173 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    8  

  • last activity

    Last activity

    16/09/2019

  • facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    748

  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    100.0 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 4 days

  • Badges

    Good Host
    Facebook verified
Contact Register
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    We are a young-ish couple who started up a small eco-hostel in spring 2018 in the Codroy Valley of southwest Newfoundland. We're looking for a motivated helper in 2019 who is genuinely interested in learning with us how to live off-grid and sharing skills. Possibility of both short- and long-term stays, depending on the situation.

    Currently we rent out rooms in a hostel but our vision is to make it less about tourism and more about sustainability education and permaculture in action. We'll still be a hostel but with lots of activities on the go every day, whether it's food & gardening workshops, "free school", movie screenings, sports & games, meditation, music, festivals, etc. All skills and knowledge could potentially be teachable to community members, tourists, even us. Ideally, our helper would want to build this place with us and be part of our team. Our goal is to share a co-op type space where different people take care of it throughout the year.

    We built an 18 foot geodesic dome greenhouse in 2018. This year, we hope to work on some the following projects: outdoor clay rocket stove/oven; mass rocket heater for the greenhouse; balcony for our lounge/cinema/event space; willow tree gazebo; bicycle-powered washing machine; rainwater collection; mushroom cultivation; composting & humanure; kelp harvesting; furniture construction from salvaged materials; murals & general artistic design; horticulture & landscape design; alternative energy generation; structural repairs; permaculture & gardening help; help with chickens; trail construction; pond building; sourdough baking for guests.

    We're open to experimentation and have space to let volunteers explore their passions and projects, even if not on the above list. We expect helpers to put in 5-6 hours a day (9-12 and 2-5), 5 days a week. In exchange for help, fresh vegan cooking ingredients are provided on work days (everyone is expected to take turns in the kitchen), as well as ample free time to explore the area. On weekends, helpers are welcome to help themselves to food & herbs from the garden but must take care of other food items on their own.

    We live at a dead end, on a river surrounded by mountains with impressive hikes, are steps away from a beautiful beach, and offer kayaks & bikes to our helpers. Our rural community is small and tight-knit. We have WiFi but no TV. We live simply, avoiding processed products, and eat a strict vegan diet. Our garden provides much of our food. Our cats wander freely both outdoors and indoors. Individual helpers may stay in a dorm bed; couples must sleep in a tent. We strive to live with mindful intention but don't take ourselves too seriously. English, French, Italian, some Spanish, and a smackering of other languages spoken. LGBTQ friendly.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helpers will have the opportunity to live in a simple, rural setting with mindful consumption & the freedom to explore their passions. We are open to new suggestions about off-grid living and always happy to learn and share knowledge. We want helpers to have a fun and enriching experience here!

  • Help

    Help

    What you are encouraged to help with: mass rocket heater for the greenhouse; balcony for our lounge/cinema/event space; willow tree gazebo; bicycle-powered washing machine; rainwater collection; mushroom cultivation; composting & humanure; kelp harvesting; furniture construction from salvaged materials; murals & general artistic design; horticulture & landscape design; alternative energy generation; general permaculture & gardening help; help with chickens; trail construction; pond building.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Italian, some Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Individual helpers may stay in a dorm bed. Couples must camp. There is a lot of camping space and we can provide a tent/bedding.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    WiFi included, no TV.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

mini harvest and Nori the cat
food not lawns!
edible bouquets are where it's at
little cats in our little forest
our beach
Roshni digging a trench for the geodesic dome
we love sourdough pretzels!
collecting kelp for the garden
a bit of garden and river
Lana and her mom in the backyard
garden pizza & salad
Spud and Rosh in front of the house





Host ref number: 949942331759