Volunteer at a Quaint Canadian Farmhouse in Ontario, Canada

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Our ancestral farm of 147 acres is located six miles from the shores of Georgian Bay between Owen Sound and Wiarton, Ontario, Canada. We welcome guests through a website there and need some help making the beds and cleaning as well as gardening. And ideally some help to build at tiny house on wheels. Preparing food is also helpful, especially organic produce from the garden since my wife is still working in the city most of the time and I can't do all the tasks by myself. The Bruce Peninsula from Wiarton to Tobermory is a world class biosphere with limestone cliffs on the Georgian Bay side and sandy shores on the Lake Huron side. So there is plenty of outdoor activities in the summertime, including The Bruce Trail, Sauble Beach, Bruce Peninsula National Park, and music venues such as Summerfolk at Kelso Park in Owen Sound. Aside from attracting folks for cultural exchange and help, we are also interested in attracting folks seriously interested in organic farming longer term...folks who might like to settle in the area and enhance the community. The house itself is from around 1900 and has all wooden floors restored but as an old house, the restoration continues. There is only one bedroom available for workaway guests until we get the tiny house on wheels completed. Climate is hot and humid in summer...cold and snowy in winter...rainy and muddy in spring at times...cool and rainy in autumn. We use a woodstove to heat the place except in summer and early autumn and late spring. We have one daughter but she lives too far away in the city to help.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica
    Hostelería/turismo

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I am a former writer and photographer and my wife worked in graphic art but likely the biggest benefit you would find in coming to the Farm would be finding the joy of living close to the land with songbirds and nature all around you without the distractions of television or wi-fi. You would experience the joys of your hands in the rich loam soil and eating fresh vegetables from the garden from the fruits of your labor. And there would be visitors from around the world as well. If you help build a tiny house on wheels you could also enjoy staying in that for the experience although your main quarters would be in a bedroom in the house. And if you had longer term farming intentions, you might find the area ideal to settle in which case we would negotiate some kind of arrangement for you to use some of the land for your own farming purposes.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Gardening, food preparation, building a tiny house, cleaning house, laundry and making beds for tourists attracted through a website but that is mostly busy on the weekends, often just for one night but sometimes two...

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Bedroom in the historic farmhouse with use of the kitchen and garden produce you would help grow

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    From Skinner's Bluff to Wiarton, Lion's Head, Bruce Peninsula National Park and Tobermory, you can enjoy this northern part of the Bruce Trail. Also Sauble Beach and smaller beaches on nearby Lake Huron. Music at venues such as Heartwood Music Hall in Owen Sound, as well as farmer's markets, hiking, swimming, cycling and boating. I am allergic to tobacco smoke so ours is a non-smoking property. And I do not drink so no alcohol is available at the house either. Music is welcome if you play or sing. We have never had workaway folks before but have had a couple of short term woofers from friends, and one other volunteer helper.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

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

My wife, daughter and I at one of her graduations.
I am in Wiarton where there is a Farmer's Market every Friday. Wiarton also features Bluewater Park on Georgian Bay and is only a short drive from the farm...
Clean air and water are nearby in Georgian Bay which features limestone cliffs and hiking trails on the east side, and sandy beaches on the Lake Huron side.
Summerfallow in one of the gardens in front of the farmhouse. Jerusalem artichokes in the foreground.
Dining/living room of the farmhouse opens in archway to the kitchen.
Número de referencia de anfitrión: 188381829169