Hippies, primitivists and lumberjacks welcome at our homestead in Orangedale, Canada




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  • Descripción


    Hey I'm Lila. My partner Johnny and I run a small homestead on 1 acre where our goal is to sustain the necessities of life by our own hand - food, water, heat, shelter and clothing. This work traditionally takes a village, so if you've always wanted to live like it's 1899, come along! We are at the beginning stage of setting up the farm - so far a small garden is planted and chickens are kept.

    Johnny is a skilled craftsman and valuable mentor. He takes care of our metal work, carpentry, wood work, milling, forestry, mechanics and electrical. I on the other hand take care of the housekeeping, firewood, animal care, general labour, medicine, cooking and gardening.

    We currently produce (for our own use):
    Organic vegetables, herbs, metal and wood crafts, lumber milled on-site, firewood, birch and maple syrup, canned goods, apple cider, various berries and wildcrafted medicine.

    In the future we envison having goats, ducks, a pit greenhouse, an outdoor kitchen, a root cellar, a hide tannery and a weaving loom.

    Things we are glad to share with you in return for your labour:
    Country living
    Healthy food
    Truthspeaking and open-hearted communication
    Space for self care

    -Respect all species of life. We condone hunting when the proper acknowledgement and respect is given.
    -Support people of colour, support same-sex relationships, support women.
    -Low waste initiative (avoiding plastic/disposables).
    -Scent free, no pollutants. I am allergic to synthetics in soap, shampoo, cleaners, etc. Do not come here with clothes washed in scented detergent or wearing scented deoderant, bug spray etc. Most essential oils are okay in moderation.
    -No cigarettes, drugs or alcohol abuse. Weed or microdosing is fine.

  • 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
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    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

    What you can learn here is how to live traditionally with the land. Johnny and I are both passionate about connecting to the ways our ancestors lived - hunting and gathering as well as farming. You will learn to respect water as we conserve our supply. We know many local plants and animals and can teach you identification, how to better respect wildlife, how to forage sustainably, and uses/medicinal properties of harvested plants. You can camp, have a campire, stargaze. Here in Cape Breton, Mi'kmaq and Scottish history is at the forefront. You may take a trip to a local museum, visit trails and waterfalls on the island or participate in local festivals to learn more about the people, culture and land.

  • Ayuda


    Projects may include:

    Garden prep
    Fruit, veggie and herb growing
    Making kindling and firewood
    Building a duck coop
    Litter cleanup
    Setting up irrigation
    Building an outhouse
    Building a deck
    Sustainable forestry
    Building a greenhouse
    Knocking mortar
    Slaughter, butcher, skinning, hide tanning
    Canning, drying and preserving plants
    Replacing siding, flooring
    Mudding/sanding drywall
    Setting up solar power

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I'm pretty good at French and would love to practice any language you might speak. I've been introduced to Gaelic and Polish.

  • Alojamiento


    There is no indoor plumbing here. We haul water in jugs from a nearby spring for drinking, cooking, and washing.

    We have a primitive outhouse in the works. It is a simple platform with a hole to squat over. We plan to construct a seat and walls.

    We have luxuries such as electrical power, an electric oven/stovetop and an electric water pump which we use for the garden hose and the electric clothes washer. We are using grid power as it is our best choice right now for high amperage welding.

    For washing there are the options of a bowl of water for a sponge bath, a water jug shower or a hose shower! We do not bathe indoors since there is no indoor plumbing. You will have privacy in the woods :) If you use soap, only all-natural soaps are allowed on the land to prevent harming wildlife. On hot days I like to go swimming in the salt water lake nearby.

    For sleeping there are a couple tents to choose from, a van with screened windows, a room indoors or the living room futon (which is comfy). Volunteers are welcome to bring their own accommodation.

    We are omnivores. Can provide beans instead of meat for vegetarians. Gluten-free can also be accommodated. In general, whole foods are what we eat and we avoid processed foods! I'm a total health nut... with the exception of ice cream ;) If you're hungry and there's no meal made, please help yourself to cooking what you'd like. You can buy yourself any special items at the Whycocomagh co-op.

    For working bring rubber boots, gloves, light long sleeve shirt/pants for the bugs. Hearing protection and steel toes are encouraged around tractors, chainsaws, mechanics and metal working as it happens often enough! It's okay if you don't have those, just keep yourself safe.

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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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    A van or camper is fine, no room for RVs.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Este anfitrión dice que acepta a viajeros con mascotas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours per day, 5 days per week.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 735777315884