Help in Agastache permaculture in Quebec, 125 km North of Montreal, Canada



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can
    - 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).

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I can teach French. Interested in improving my Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have a good internet connection and my guests have their own private room.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can park in the fields or in my backyard for a short time

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 963268917383