Our place is a 68 acre (27 hectares) piece of paradise in rural Eastern Ontario, tucked a bit out of the way but just minutes from the villages of Lansdowne and Mallorytown. Our location is almost centered between Toronto and Montreal and not that far from Ottawa. We're also directly linked to the US via the 1000 Island Bridge crossing about 20 minutes away.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We generally DO NOT offer short term hosting - most likely for 3-4 weeks as we find that it takes a week or so to familiarize yourself to the animals, our farm and our ways of doing things. We are looking for happy and FUN participants; reliable, eager, teachable, responsible and hardworking individuals who are able to receive feedback, follow directions and communicate well with others.
Applicants can be available to help between the first week of March and through the season which ends in early November. Excellent people skills, initiative, and the physical ability to help daily with hands, wrists and back, and to lift 50 pounds regularly are required.
Workawayers should expect to help outside in all weather conditions including rain, snow and daily summer heat of 90-100 degrees and ideally have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
While previous farming experience is preferred it is not required, however it is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands... Finding a good match between what our farm can offer and the needs and expectations of a workawayer are incredibly important. Volunteers are essential to the successful operation of the farm each season.
2 "hostel" style rooms in our shared large 180 year old farm home for up to 9 and/or 3 couples in our RV bunkies and/or your tent or RV on site. We have dogs and cats as house pets. No smoking in the house or barns.
Search for and see the beautiful 1000 Islands tourist area information online - three National and provincial parks are within 15 minutes. We are developing a diversified broad acre permaculture operation here with market gardens, food and timber forest, small livestock including sheep, rabbits and pigs. We have demonstration projects and workshops in energy reduction, water capture and storage and natural building underway throughout the year.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week