Happy eco-construction help wanted in Charlevoix crater, Canada. Explore National parks around



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    Allo ! Hello ! Hola !

    The family is looking for help on an ecological strawbale house

    You would like to get knowledge on how to construct a healthy house with natural material ? You would like to learn how to plan, organize, get into action to build your ecological dream house ? We made it all by ourselves and it will be a pleasure to share our path.

    Due to the Covid situation, we will take helpers only from mid-june to september 2020

    Bring on your curiosity and happiness, we will give you good food, tools and an unforgettable experience. No need to be Bob the builder, just a pair of spirited arms.

    We are a family with 3 kids : Adèle-Soleil, 4 yrs, Théo 6 yrs and Florian 8 months who are involved in the construction :) . It's a part of our philosophy of being a family to share time and love during the great adventure of creating our home. We now live in our house (since april 2019). When it's possible, we love to eat over fire, put our hand into the earth,go to the beach, explore the national parks arround.


    The construction écologique

    Vous songez à vous bâtir une maison saine avec des matériaux naturels? Vous souhaitez approfondir vos connaissances sur la construction d’un milieu de vie écologique, solidaire et créatif? Et surtout vous envie d’aider une jeune famille à réaliser sa maison de rêve?
    Alors apportez votre curiosité et votre bonne humeur, on fournit la bouffe, les outils (et équipements de sécurité) et une expérience inoubliable.

    Pas besoin de talents spectaculaires, juste une bonne paire de bras et de l’entrain.

    Sur le chantier, repas végétariens et breuvages rafraîchissants fournis. La région est remplie de petits trésors naturels à découvrir et même les parcs nationaux aux environs : Parc des Grands-Jardins, Parc des Hautes-Gorges.

    Ce sera un plaisir de vous accueillir, de partager nos savoirs, nos forces, nos énergies et l’histoire de notre future demeure.

    Party de paille : On a besoin de vous !
    Simon & Noémi, Théodore & Adèle

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Eco-construction skills : build a ecological, affordable, durable house and life style
    Self-sufficiency : we constructed 95% of the house by our selves without any previous knowledges/competencies in construction ! surrouded by good advicers and a willing that can lift up a mountain.

    We have gardens on the way and are wild edible/medicinal plants and mushrooms pickers, it's a passion for us to be with the nature and to share our knowledges.

    Charlevoix is a touristic area that is beautiful, moutainous and wild. The St-Lawrence River is flowing at 6 min from the house and somes beaches are amazing. The are 2 national parks around : Parc des Grands Jardins, Parc des Hautes-Gorges and a lot of nice hikes near too.


    Compétences en éco-construction : bâtir une maison écologique, abordable, durable,
    Autonomie : Nous avons construits 95% de la maison nous-même sans expérience ni connaissance en construction entourés de gens pour nous conseiller et d'une détermination qui aurait pu soulever 10 montagnes !

    Nous avons des jardins en préparation et sommes des cueilleurs de plantes et de champignons comestibles et médicinaux. C'est une passion pour nous d'être avec la nature et de partager nos connaissances.

    Charlevoix est une région touristique magnifique avec ses montagnes et espaces sauvages. Le Fleuve St-Laurent est à 6 min de la maison et certaintes plages par ici sont à couper le souffle. Il y a aussi les parcs nationaux des Grands-Jardins et des Hautes-Gorges à 45 min.

  • Help


    Constructing shelters, indoor and outdoor carpentry, gardening, landscaping

    Construction d'abris, menuiserie intérieuer et extérieure, jardinage, aménagement extérieur
    Day : 4-5 hours of work, 5 days a week

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You'll be staying in a RV (caravan) with electricity, double bed and a small kitchen. We provide beddings and pillows.
    You can also camp on our beautiful land if you wish.

    Wifi + shower in the house

    We share 3 healthy meals a day + snacks,
    Vegetarian food + place on fire to grill what ever you like to

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No public transport, it relatively easy to find you a ride with some of us or family to get to explore the area.
    We can pick you up at the nearest bus stop (10 min from here)
    Hith-hiking is easy in the area
    We can lend a bike to exercise you legs in the montainous area and discover wonderful hidden spots :)

    Pleasure to meet you !!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space to park a caravan or a rv. We can plug in electricity and water

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

At the old dock in Baie-St-Paul, 15 min from the house.
Almost to the second floor !!!
Family meeting in the root cellar !

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