Beautiful lodge between two lakes in Markstay, Canada

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  • Última actividad: 15 jun 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Sin mínimo



  • Descripción


    Hello Travellers!

    We're Patrick and Amy and we live at our remote, off-grid lodge with our two children and happy dog.

    We host workawayers from all over the world to help us with our projects. We provide an opportunity to learn new skills (eg. construction, woodwork, plumbing, electrical, gardening, etc) and see the work you do come together as projects are completed. We appreciate new perspectives and creative input from our workawayers, and get along best with those who are flexible, adaptable, eager and able to take initiative. We are teamwork oriented and maintain a positive attitude and approach to all work!

    We aim to provide an experience that is fun and social and characteristic of the life we enjoy living in Northern Ontario: from blazing hot saunas, polar bear dips in the lake in January, paddles on the lake, pizza nights in the wood fired pizza oven, leaning to chop wood, campfires, sunset boat rides, and spotting wildlife: bears, moose, beavers, loons and more. We appreciate the small moments, whether it's waking everyone up at 2am to see the northern lights, or a late night ride to the swamp to listen to the deafening sound of the spring peeper frogs when they first come out of hibernation.

    Our lodge was established in 1947. It is very remote, an hour away from the city of Sudbury. We rent and maintain four original log cabins from this time, as well as new cabins in the process of being built. Our goal is to make the lodge a getaway from the city for families and others to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with nature. We use renewable energy: primarily water turbine and supplemented by solar for electricity, a ram pump for running water, and our own gardens for fruit, vegetables and herbs.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We are located between two lakes on the Chiniguchi River water system. The area displays the best of northern Ontario with tall ancient pine trees and there is history to be discovered in the old log cabins and railway system.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    Este anfitrión ofrece alojamiento y paga.

    El anfitrión ha indicado que pagará al menos el salario mínimo por hora de su país por cada hora trabajada y que también ofrecerá alojamiento. Pide ayuda con un negocio o una actividad empresarial. Ponte en contacto directamente con el anfitrión mediante la mensajería de la página para obtener más información y detalles sobre el salario ofrecido. Cualquier acuerdo con el anfitrión debe cerrarse por anticipado.

  • Ayuda


    We offer the minimum wage for Ontario for every hour worked, as of April 2024 this rate is $16.55. Outside of working hours and on weekends, we expect everyone who stays with us to be a part of the lodge community by helping with dinner, dishes, and general cleanliness of shared spaces in the lodge.

    The help we need varies by season, the list below is by no means comprehensive but includes many tasks you can expect to be a part of!

    SUMMER - limited workawayers needed
    Cleaning cabins, weeding and maintaining the many gardens in which we grow our herbs and vegetables, landscaping and lawn maintenance, working on our trail system, maintaining the order and cleanliness of the property (sauna, beach, etc), housekeeping in the lodge, caring for the chickens, helping with construction, etc

    FALL - busy time with construction and preparation for winter
    Construction (building and updates, etc), getting ready for winter, childcare, gathering/chopping/stacking firewood, housekeeping in the lodge, caring for the chickens, etc

    WINTER - quiet season, limited work available
    Working on snowshoe trails, gathering/chopping/stacking firewood, maintaining fires and heating, indoor construction projects (plumbing, tiling, painting, etc), housekeeping in the lodge, caring for the chickens, etc

    SPRING - busy time, many workawayers needed as we prepare for summer
    Construction (building and updates, etc), childcare, deep clean and refresh of property (eg. sauna, storage areas etc), maintaining trail system from new growth, setting up the property for summer, planting, weeding, and maintaining the many gardens in which we grow our herbs and vegetables, housekeeping in the lodge, caring for the chickens, etc

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Workawayers stay in the main lodge with us. This is where we share meals.
    Sometimes we are able to accommodate workawayers in a separate cabin in warmer weather.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There is a pool table, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, a wood-burning sauna and sometimes a "hot tub", and a network of trails in the surrounding crown land for you to access and explore. We also enjoy having pizza nights in the wood burning pizza oven, campfires, pontoon boat tours, stargazing, and other outdoor adventures. We are looking forward to having you be a part of this experience!

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Este anfitrión ha indicado que le encanta acoger a nómadas digitales.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Este anfitrión dice que acepta a viajeros con mascotas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 235511935552

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