Small family homesteading in a remote area in Atikokan, Canada



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 Estancia mínima:  Una semana o menos

  • Descripción


    We are a small outdoorsy family of three, living off the grid on our large property we purchased nearly three years ago. We are homesteading in a remote area with limited soil resources - it was a large gravel pit belonging to CN Railway in the WWII era. We are working with poultry, a few hogs, a Jersey cow and a beautiful horse to work the land back into greenery. Much of it is planted with beautiful red pines and we border several small ponds and one picturesque lake. Our homestead is a work in progress and there is always so much to do, but the results are seen quickly and it makes us so happy to see life returning to our land!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    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

    We live in a really unique and beautiful area, land of the blue lakes and rocky shores. We have both travelled in the past and love to hear new adventure stories or share knowledge about permaculture and livestock. We also love our meal times! We love trying new foods and learning new recipes/traditions, so if you're up for sharing some of your talents please do!

  • 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 light duty help, things like spreading hay for a mulch on planted gravel, gathering leaves for the compost pile, feeding the livestock, help when moving the electric fencing, help with our numerous house-finishing projects (like organizing crawlspace, re insulating, installing heaters etc.). On down days help in the house, cooking and cleaning.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Principiante
    Italiano: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    The accommodations are a small cabin/bunkie with a nearby new outhouse. It has a queen bed, a tiny woodstove, a small dresser and desk.
    There is a large porch attached.
    You can take a shower in the house. We are happy to host but do need our private time during evening hours after suppertime and throughout the day when our son is napping.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are fairly remote here, no public transport so you would need a vehicle to get here, alternatively there is a bus that travels to the dearest town where we can pick up/drop off. There is a lot of good fishing and hiking here, many trails to explore. We have a bounty of wildlife to see but it is not guaranteed to see them! There are several abandoned mine sites that are interesting to visit, and quetico park is a short drive away. Our nearby community is the canoeing capital of Canada, and as so there are many lakes and rivers to enjoy! We ourselves tend to be homebodies that dont go out much, we have so much entertainment here with our small group of mixed animals! I enjoy horseback riding, walks through the forest, sewing, baking and much more. We are both outdoors people and even our little one likes to be out in the fresh air! You would be welcome to join us on our outings to town to buy supplies, check the mail etc. We usually enjoy a large sunday lunch with my family and you would be more than welcome to come along!

  • 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 located a few km off the paved road but the gravel roads are maintained and a camper or trailer would make it here with no issues. We have lots of space but limited power as we are off grid.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 497747767525