Help our family with starting a sustainable homestead on The Shire, Quebec, Canada



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  • Descripción


    Help us work on the development of our homestead in exchange for staying in our RV on a beautiful property immersed in nature in southern Quebec, Canada. There will also be community exchange opportunities as well as linguistic exchange with us in english and french during your stay.

    We are a family of 4 with another on the way in August. We have a beautiful dog and a cat and live on a beautiful 30 acre land. We have access to a lovely river and plenty of wilderness.

    My husband works in construction, he is interested in sustainability and building projects. He has a passion for fitness, health and nutrition.

    I am a stay-at-home mom, yoga teacher, massage therapist and aspiring photographer. I am interested in wellness, parenting, home-birth, healing, community, sustainability (zero waste- which should really be called less waste). I love tiny houses and eco-villages, and I have dreams to build one. I have a passion for plant-based foods and nutrition.

    We are looking for help in starting our homestead, renovating our 175 year old farmhouse, implementing gardens. We are also looking for a cultural exchange opportunity and someone who can help us care, teach and play with our children. Our goal is to eventually grow into a sustainable (off-grid) homestead.

    We need help with..

    -Restoration and building projects in the home and on the land
    -General land maintenance and improvement
    -Help around the house and with the children would be an additional bonus

    It would be a bonus for a couple to join us and help build our dream in becoming a sustainable homestead and foster a sense of community.

    We live in a very rural part of Quebec, but we are also only about an hour drive away from Montreal (from sights and attractions). We live about 20 minutes from the nearest town Lachute, Quebec which you can find all essentials.

    We speak manly english at home, but Quebec in general is a predominately french province.

    In exchange for your energy and time...

    We will provide you with some interesting activities, accommodation in our RV, pizza friday night (homemade organic, a shared communal meal) and community gathering around the fire (when no outdoor fire ban is in place). A weekly Yoga class taught by me (if interested). We also have an awesome movie projector, and we are willing to set it up for a weekly movie night under the stars.

    Depending on the time of your stay and your interests some of the potential workshops and activities could include;

    -Bread making from scratch
    -Canning tomatoes
    -Fermenting vegetables
    -Foraging for wild edibles
    -Harvesting medicinal plants
    -Soap making
    -Salve making
    -Candle making
    -Sewing projects

    (small donation for materials)

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    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

    We are a Canadian family. My husband was born in Lebanon. I am Canadian Born with Scottish and Portuguese roots.
    We speak english at home. We live in a pristine environment in southern Quebec, only about an hour away from Montreal (which is a major cultural hub and my home town).

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    We are looking for helpers on our beautiful land. We are looking for a few workawayers to help with the restoration of our farmhouse, implementing gardens, general maintenance and building projects. We are also open for any helpers who would like to help with childcare- teaching, creating fun activities and baby sitting.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio

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  • Alojamiento


    Fully equipped RV

    you will also have access to laundry once a week.

    We will be providing self serve breakfast in the form of bulk oatmeal.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    You can visit Montreal on your time off. We are open to drive you to the nearest transportation to have access to the surrounding areas as well as transport that takes you to Montreal. We have a beautiful small river beach area on our property. We live on 30 acres for you to enjoy and explore.

  • 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

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 325738374159