Enjoy Lakes, Hiking and Nature on this 40 acre hobby farm property in beautiful Ontario, Canada

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    Última actividad

    17/05/2022

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  2022 

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    UPDATE as of March 2022:
    We are currently requiring assistance with the following task (high priority):
    - MAPLE SYRUP (month of March)

    We would love someone that could stay 2 weeks to maintain consistency for chores/support.

    Accommodation is in our home. We can only accommodate 1 workaway right now.

    Welcome to our beautiful piece of land just 20 mins from downtown Kingston, Ontario. With close to 40 acres of land, we have built a sustainable family home. Kingston is located just 1.5 hours from Ottawa (the capital of Canada) and 2.5 hours from Toronto. Our property is located in a gorgeous geographical region - the Canadian Shield. It features calm lakes, large maple trees and solid climbing rocks. Our property is 40 acres of mixed woods and fields along with trails and also runs parallel to a 90 acre Nature Conservancy park with trails.

    Our family has 4 school aged children ranging in age from 7-14 years of age. Our children attend a local community school in Kingston. They are active, lively and have a love of nature. We spend a significant amount of time together as a family enjoying outdoor activities - swimming, kayaking, hiking, walking, running, skiing, skating and much more! Our weekends are spent together as a family enjoying our property or exploring surrounding nature trails.

    Jamin stays at home and works for another farm part time and Natalie is a school teacher (intermediate french) working in Kingston.

    We are open to workaways that are interested in working on our hobby farm and enjoy spending time with children. We have four, so it can get noisy!

    Our home is just 5 mins from two beautiful lakes that are perfect for swimming, kayaking and other water sports. We head into town on a regular basis so there are opportunities for you to visit downtown Kingston and explore the city. Relax at the end of the day in our wood fired cedar hot tub!

    Food is a priority for family and as such we eat relatively healthy. We keep gluten (breads, pastas) to a minimum and eat lots of fresh veggies/fruits along with local/organic meats. All of our meat is ethical, organic and free of pesticides/hormones/gmo's. We cook most of our own foods and enjoy fermenting (we are currently working on wild leeks!). We welcome guests who have a passion for cooking as well since our kids enjoy trying to new meals (they are bored of the ones we offer!).

    We are looking for workaways who have prior workaway experience and are at least in their mid20's age.

    We currently have 5 cows and a flock of chickens and turkeys (about 30).

    We have some large gardens that need caring for along with many chores around the home (carpentry, painting, washing/cleaning).

    In the Winter, we will require primarily maintenance assistance of our home, cow milking and childcare. As winter comes to end we will require assistance with Maple Syrup. We have 3 large groves of maple trees and in previous years have tapped up to 80 trees but we can do much more if we have more help! Coming up in the spring of 2020 we will require assistance preparing our fencing and fields for cows, pigs and chickens again as we are running out of our own meat.


    Please be prepared for the following:
    -Kingston spring and fall weather is mixed. It could be warm (20 degrees celcius) or cooler (10 degrees celcius). It can be rainy and cool or hot and humid.
    -Kingston winter weather is cold (usually between minus 10 to minus 40 from December through March).
    -Kingston summer weather is typically hot (20-35 degrees celcius) and humid.
    -Bring rain boots, winter boots, work boots, working clothes, work gloves and layers. Merino wool makes a great base layer.
    -We have 4 children in our home so it is not quiet during the day. If you are looking for a quiet retreat this is not the spot for you. If you are looking for fun, adventure and excitement, we are a fabulous bunch!
    -We have internet and cell service, though at time (rain, snow) it can be slow. Downloading movies can be a drain on our bandwidth so we ask guests to limit these activities. Luckily we play a lot of board games and spend time as a family together.
    -You are expected to help with meals (preparation and clean up of meals).
    -Be expected to work 5 hours per day for 5 days per week. Work can be done indoors or outdoors and hours can be done at times convenient for you throughout the day.
    -You are responsible for helping with chores in the home and keeping up with your own laundry.
    -Smoking is prohibited in the house and around the children.
    -Ensure that you have travel insurance.
    -We can offer rides into town on weekdays when the kids are in school.


    We look forward to hearing from you and discussing opportunities further :)

    Natalie, Jamin and family

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • 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

    Workaways will benefit tremendously from our eco friendly lifestyle and experiences of owning a 40 acre hobby farm with 4 kids. Learn about entrepreneurship from Natalie and Jamin and have fun with the children at the same time.

    You will learn about:
    - Gardening
    - Carpentry
    - Caring for children
    - Maple Syrup
    - Sustainable farming
    - Sustainable living

    Natalie speaks french and you can learn both English and French.

    You will also have the opportunity to meet a community of like minded individuals. Kingston is a fabulous city to learn about sustainable farming and lifestyles. The landscape in Kingston gorgeous

    If you enjoy rock hunting then this is the spot for you! My husband spends much of his free time rock hounding and searching mines for various types of gems and crystals (apetite, mica, granite, limestone, quartz, etc).

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are looking for assistance with the following tasks in no particular order. Tasks can be discussed based on the skills you have to offer

    Fall
    - Childcare before/after school (driver's license preferable but not necessary)
    - Chopping Wood *** HIGH PRIORITY
    - Tidying up gardens and getting them ready for winter/spring
    - Clean out barn and chicken coop
    - Preparing small greenhouse for greens and sprouts for fall/winter
    - Cutting back brush and trimming apple trees
    - Building a cold frame
    - Building a deck
    - Creating wood storage along side of home
    - Creating more walking and skiing trails
    - Creating mountain biking trails & outdoor play area for kids

    Winter
    - Maple syrup (March)
    - Chopping Wood
    - House renovations and tidy up
    - Barn work
    - Milking cows
    - Cooking, meal prep

    Spring
    - Getting fences ready for animals
    - Building shelters for animals (moveable chicken coops, lean to's for pigs/cows, etc)
    - Seed planting, garden preparation
    - Weeding gardens and building new garden beds
    - Trimming back bushes
    - Food harvesting, preparation, storage, etc

    Summer
    - Chopping wood* High priority
    - Garden maintenance and weeding
    - Cutting back brush and trimming trees
    - Building a cold frame
    - Building a deck
    - Creating wood storage along side of home
    - Food harvesting, preparation, storage, etc

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I speak english and french.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    In the summer, We have a tent trailer available. Washroom facilities including shower is in her our home, along with eating facilities (kitchen) and laundry. We also open our home for your to relax and enjoy at your leisure.
    We also have indoor accommodations in a bedroom for colder seasons.

    We have bicycles you can use along with kayaks for local trips. We head into town several times a week (with Covid restrictions we spend more time at home).

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We live about 20 minutes from downtown Kingston in a small village. There is a local restaurant and convenience store located close to our home. Otherwise we are surrounded by lakes, walking/hiking trails and beautiful scenery.
    Kingston is 1.5 hours to Ottawa, 2 hours to Montreal and 2.5 hours toToronto. There is a train station and bus station in Kingston which can take you to larger cities if you would like to visit.
    Kingston has delicious restaurants, lots of arts, music and theatres and a vibrant community.

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have tons of space to park your van. Come on by :)

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week



Número de referencia de anfitrión: 299523199999