Off-grid living at our bush farm in Kispiox, Canada



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  • Descripción


    There are always some projects on the farm!!
    I am happy to have workawayers year round of any age.

    In the winter we would do lots of winter camping -like building tipis with stoves, snow caves, with a fluffy layer of soft Bruce branches to sleep on! There is a mountain right behind my property (I like to call it MY mountain! I’m the only one who goes up there) , we can reach it with skidoos and hike up and do ski touring and sleep at the tiny winter lean-to or build our own!
    The dogs help us pack stuff and pull sleighs, they’re really good little helpers and I really love them. You’ll love them too!
    I love camping in any season, but winter is very special for me.
    I also go cross country ski every night in the forest around me, I built lots of trails and the dogs love to tag along.

    In the fall I generally go hunting , and you’re welcome to come with me and help with the process.

    In the spring you can come help me for The birch syrup season end of March and beginning of April. This consists of tapping the forest trees, emptying the buckets, chopping wood, tending the fire, etc. It is a very busy season for me but also a lot of fun and you will get to learn loads while you are here! All the material I use is stainless steel or aluminium, no plastic, and it is a traditional method, all outside.
    It’s also a good season for foraging fiddle heads and sting needle !
    The lake defrosts and we can canoe on it.

    In the summer there is more gardening , steady gardening! And lots of tractor driving.
    I love fishing too and we can go every night at the creeks or lake for cutthroat ! I can definitely teach you and you can eat your own fish .
    There are horses around the property too in the summer.

    Year round I need help chopping wood (I have various techniques, from classic to ‘splitting with the feet’. Some workawayers really enjoy falling the forest dead trees (I don’t want to cut fresh green I wish to preserve the forest as much as I can) , with chain saw and axe, they are very tall and it’s very majestic to see them falling (watch out you’ll better not be in the way!)

    There are two properties in the town of Kispiox, one in front with electricity and the other where I live is off-grid. There is 328 acres in total. With the hay and the vegetables I produce, I am working about 100 acres. I live in a small cabin with a woodstove. I also have a garden where I grow other vegetables for my own use as well as lots of perennial berry bushes. The property has a creek running through it, and has a large wooded area in addition to the pasture land.

    I use local soil from the forest to supplement my gardens. I do not use manure or any chemical fertiliser. I do not spray, I do not use pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides. I use a tractor and other machinery to work the soil and harvest.

    I am a wry skilled carpenter, and there is lots to learn here with wood and carpentry.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • 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

    They will learn about living a simple life- sustainable, organic, off-grid, as well as bush living. They will have the chance to experience northern Canadian rural life.
    Timber framing ,bush craft ,winter camping ,wild medicine plant ,foraging,
    In winter stay skiing in the alpine ,skidooing crost COUNTRY ski ,snow shoeing ,,,
    Yes I take winter long stay and short
    I am in search and rescue..SWIFTWATER technician,ice rescue ,avalanche level 2 ..wilderness first aid .tracking and more ,,I teach fire making and survival...
    Making organic bush food from garden and forage hunting also fishing ..
    If interested to become a gardener that sale at the farmers market I can give the opportunity
    To have a cabine whit or whit out electricity for one year to try made a living as a farmer ..
    On a other property that I have on time exchange for equipment used ..
    Also working whit horse farming ..

  • Ayuda


    From the picking and processing berries to harvesting potatoes, carrots, and beets. Helping out with the farmer's market. Taking care of the horses. Weeding and planting. Assisting with the hay. Chopping wood. Driving tractor. Building with wood and carpentry. Building shelters. Packing material up the mountain.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    There is a cabin for volunteers not far from the main house by a lake. It is small simple but has a stove and a great view.a sauna by the creck ,,and one more cabin also The food will be shared and is all organic, mostly potatoes and salad from the garden supplemented with moose meat ...

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    There is a creek and lake to swim in, and forest to explore. The property is 30 minutes from the town of Hazelton which has a movie theater, bakery, and library. I do not eat gmo food or artificial sugar. I have two dogs, two horses,have internet access, and do not smoke.

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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?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 482154567819