Help out in our sanctuary for farm animals surrounded by trails in Quebec, Canada

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  • Last activity: 3 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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 .

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    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 !

  • Accommodation


    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 ...

    What else ...

    We are 2 hours from the city but can bring them for the weekend !

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accommodate power . Not septic .

  • Can possibly accept pets

    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?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 981884979892