Learn-help-stay-create on beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada



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  • Description


    We operate as a volunteer-based earth-inspired arts centre located on the western coast of Unama'ki / Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Our beautiful 50+ acres of recovering / regenerating forest and farm land provides rich opportunities to artistically engage with the plant and animal worlds. Here we listen, observe, learn from, and co-create with the natural world. We host ecological arts apprenticeships, artist-in-residencies, arts workshops, coaching/teaching, performances, and other events that are queer-affirming and inter-generational and that explore and thrive on the edges / at the intersections of arts both human and non-human. While centered here on Unama'ki / Cape Breton Island of Nova Scotia, Canada, our work extends throughout our local community and beyond.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about northern temperate food forests, permaculture, wildcrafting, food preservation, medicinal plants, homesteading, land art, and earth-inspired art.

  • Help


    We are accepting applications for our LearnHelpStayCreate program at our earth-inspired arts centre.

    Three week stays – between mid-July and mid-Sept 2020. We are looking for homesteading help, including tasks such as: caring for animals (chickens and goats), harvesting fruits such as wild blueberries and saskatoon berries, growingand foraging and preserving food and herbs, making fireweed tea and herbal preparations, clearing trails, designing creative outdoor spaces, creating land art, and agroforestry. We also welcome your ideas for creative homesteading projects that add to the beauty and functionality of this magical place.

    Learn about northern temperate food forests, permaculture, wildcrafting, medicinal plants, homesteading, land art and earth-inspired art.

    Weekly potluck-community dinner.
    Limited access to wi-fi.

    You will live in one of our rustic tent platforms, provided with tent, bedding, outdoor kitchen, composting toilet and solar shower. Lodging/Help-exchange: 15 hours per week (roughly three hours per day, 5 days a week, with weekends free time). You will be responsible for most your own food (to be supplemented with fresh produce and berries from the land, as available) and for your own transportation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Rustic tent platform provided with tent, bedding, outdoor composting toilet, camp kitchen, and solar shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Your stay will include plenty of time to re-charge your vitality, breathe in clean air, hike our woodland trails, make art, visit ocean beaches, explore this magical island, enjoy whale watching, golf, meditate, and create!

    Western Cape Breton is famous world wide for its Gaelic culture, the Mabou Highlands Trail System, stunning ocean beaches, whale watching, bike trails, and world class golfing.

  • 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 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 975749938276