I live in the village of Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie, less than 1 h 30 from Montreal, Quebec (Canada), accessible by bus. Everything is within walking distance: restaurants, municipal beach, grocery store, post office and people ;)
The environment is really well preserved, with no polluting industry or agriculture in the surroundings, a beautiful biodiversity, stars in the sky at night and spring water flowing from the tap!
I have a large vegetable garden and a farm dedicated to Agastache ("A. foeniculum"), a native honey plant from which I extract essential oil.
I am also the mother of a 6-year-old daughter who lives with me and 2 cool grown-up children (25 and 26) who come by from time to time.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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- Learn French and permaculture
- Discover or share an ecological lifestyle (I make all my personal care and housekeeping products myself), an authentic region in Quebec (native region of Louis Cyr, the strongest man in the world)
- Have a great vacation time, swimming in lakes, cycling, kayaking, etc.
You will not be to far from other human beings ;) as the house and the agastache field are in the village. You will be able to go to Montreal (so cool!) as much as you want by car pool, bus or bicycle (you can take your bike in the bus).
Mostly help in the agastache field and in the garden.
Construction wood work skills are very welcome to repair or build new things.
If you want to cook, go ahead! We are busy and hungry in the summertime, and there are plenty of gorgeous vegetables from the garden to prepare and process, especially in August and September.
I may need some occasional help with childcare, for example when my little Madeleine's daycare is closed.
This host offers a language exchange
I can teach French. Interested in improving my Spanish.
You will have your own bedroom in the house.
Depending on the number of hours you want to work, you can manage your food yourself (10-15 hours/week) or eat with the family (20 hours/week).
I can host two workaways if there are a couple (same bedroom, same bed), or if one of both agrees to sleep outside in a tent. Children are welcome, but it will be difficult to accomodate more than one (I have an extra matress for one person, that can be put in the parent(s) bedroom), because the bedroom wil become too crowded.
There are two bathrooms in the house and high speed Internet.
You can wash and dry your laundry at home.
We do not use drugs and occasionally drink alcohol, like a glass of local wine.
We eat mostly organic foods, but we are not vegetarians.
I do not have neither cats nor dogs.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have a good internet connection and my guests have their own private room.
You can park in the fields or in my backyard for a short time
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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