Help on our large farm acreage in rural Eastern Ontario, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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



Host ref number: 973268916686