Help us to establish our art and healing tattoo retreat, Hastings Highlands, Ontario, Canada



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    We are an art and healing tattoo retreat which emphasizes the symbolic, expressive, healing and transformation aspects of tattooing. We are very excited to be going through our own transformation by relocating and expanding our business and lifestyle to a more ecological and sustainable practice.

    We have moved to a 133 acre property southwest of Maynooth, in the Hastings Highlands, Ontario Canada. The land is a mix of pasture, for raising animals, mixed wood forest, wildflower forage, wide groomed trails, and a river that weaves through the property. There are plenty of swim-able lakes in the area.

    Our vision is to be a nexus for spiritual connection with nature to heal ourselves and our earth. Our goal is to live in sustainable harmony with nature and promote healthy, loving and peaceful coexistence with earth. We are at the beginning stage of things, however our plans are to raise animals such as alpacas, lamas, goats, Icelandic chickens. We will also be preserving landrace variant (LVs) Turkish BOZ Sheppard. These animals will be our healers and teachers. We also plan to keep bees, and of coarse a well rounded Permaculture farm which includes aquaculture, aquaponics and water revitalization.

    In harmony with our current business our forthcoming vision includes teaching and hosting transformation workshops and deep healing retreats under guidance of experienced medicine healers. We will host community educational events and festivals focused on “ReSkilling” sustainable living, health and wellness.

    We truly believe that this is the most exciting stage to witness and collaborate with. Being at the beginning of our journey, there is a wealth creative work to be done and we welcome you to join our team of creatives, artists, crafts people and teachers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Anyone interested in experiencing a deeper connection with Pachamama, our planetary Earth Mother, will benefit from helping co-create

  • Help


    We have prioritized tasks for getting the retreat up and running, including erecting no-climb, anti-predator fencing and building and setting up a barn and run in shelters for our alpacas (currently boarded elsewhere), goats, chicken coop, putting up seasonal tents for guests and different festivals. We hope to get a good start on our raised bed, permaculture food forest this summer and to clear more hiking trails on the land leading to the river.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Greek,

  • Accommodation


    Shared and private accommodation in the main house or camping, depending on availability.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hastings Highlands is a 4 season recreational area, blessed with pristine lakes, and rivers, sandy beaches, forests, hiking trails, bird watching, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and spectacular star gazing.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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