We run a sanctuary for farm animals . We run events, classes, work shops, camps, groups , community gardens. All to raise money for our animals . We have many horses, cows , donkey , goats, alpacas birds of all kinds . We are surrounded by lakes which makes it perfect for all the water sport fanatics. We like on a small lake and have stand up paddle boards , canoes , row boat and kayak. Fishing is very popular on this lake in the summer and winter ! We have an ice rink set up most winters. We are surrounded by trails , perfect for riding horses, taking a run with a donkey to r foraging for a meal . I am a chef and love cooking from the forest that surrounds us ! We are flexitarians, try to est as plant basé as possible . I make delicious meals , gluten free baked goods . We have a huge garden, make birch syrup . There are lots if amazing camping spots around . Beautiful beaches all around . We are 20 minutes from Mont Saint Marie an amazing ski hill . We have a closet full of cross country skis (just missing boots ). The lake is the perfect place for cross country skiing , snow shoeing !
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We live in a little piece of heaven . In the mountains on the water . Surrounded by trails and lakes . It’s paradise for any nature lovers. We are in Quebec a French province ! Here you will enjoy the beautiful Quebec culture ! We do speak both French and English and would love to teach helpers a new language . We plan on sharing each meal with our helpers and including them in all our activites. We can teach helpers how to work with animals safely , how to garden , how to forage . How to cool delicious plant base gluten free dishes .
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Depending on your experiences with animals . Which event is going on at the time . Lots of hard labour . Maintenance of the animals and land and fencing .
We are looking for people with experience training horses . Any experience is invited as long as you are not scared of animals , hard work and getting dirty .
This host offers a language exchange
I speak French and English some Arabic and Spanish ! Would love to learn more or share what I know !
There is a fully furnished and functional two bedroom apartment for the helpers. Beautiful view of the water from the main bedroom . Fire place in the living room with satellite tv .
I love cooking and love to share food ! I love to make people happy with great food . I was a specialized chef in my kitchen own kitchen. I can cater to any dietary needs . Our meals are healthy wholesome and flavour. Eveything I’d made from scratch , very limited processed food. I like to bake and keep baked goods on hands . Helpers will be fed all meals and some snack . We do suggest helpers get some of their own favourites snacks for their down time . Helpers can use the kitchen, downstairs freezer outside propane or charcoal bbq .
What else ...
We are 2 hours from the city but can bring them for the weekend !
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
We can accommodate power . Not septic .
Can possibly accept pets
This is a sanctuary the pet has to be friendly with all animals we have here
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week