Sustainable living and easy access to a northern community and permaculture farm in Alberta, Canada



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

  • Descripción


    We are a small farm and greenhouse operation in northern alberta, working with hemp, medicinal herbs and preparing for Solar Energy install and EV upgrades. we are a couple with 2 young boys so may need some help around the house too. We are well travelled as our son has already lived in 5 different countries so we welcome different cultures to share our farm. The greenhouse is located on the edge of the town of lac la biche in northern alberta. The setting is very rustic and great for outdoor enthusiasts. Your stay will be very near the lake( 1 mile)and we have bikes, canoe and kayak and small fishing boat to explore the area. For the Earthship build, we are looking to get it started this year once the crops are planted
    we would be interested in a long-term au-pair to help with the boys and the homeschooling
    permaculture principles play a key role in our wildcraft crops and solar energy is something that we want to encourage for all farmers to diversify their revenue.
    2019 spring/summer should include some of the following projects:
    --hemp gardening: growing, transplanting and watering the greenhouse, etc
    -planting our greenhouse and gardens
    -improving the watering system of the greenhouse
    -hempcrete build on a lean-to and garage happening now
    -roof repair of garage
    -solar hotwater system installed
    -Earthship build, we are starting from scratch, breaking ground first of august
    -micro-generation and EV charging systems:
    -EV charger and solar installations with two EV's in the yard which need work
    -greywater installation for the site
    upcycling skills are useful here as DIY is permaculture and you can expect some small projects such as finishing the compost toilet roof, solarium for house, bunkhouse from old grain building,
    -we do volunteer work for the keepers of the athabasca environmental group
    2020 january we would be interested in a long term house sitter who could look after things without much supervision as we have some travel in our plans. the work would include feeding two cats and learning to make tea and a few projects to prepare for the spring

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Trabajo de caridad
    Práctica de idiomas
    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

    sustainable living and northern alberta hardy culture, working with hemp; growing, transplanting, gardening
    easy access to a northern community(Lac La Biche) to experience the culture it has to offer

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    ,solarium for the house,starting and growing and maintaining new plants, We are very interested in developing an eco-friendly world so any knowledge of solar, medicinal plants, herbs, organic and permiculture would be a bonus.

    Help will not be overally physical with most time spent on the greenhouse acreage though we are starting an Earthship Farm building on 1/4 of land as well. We are researching making our own herb kits, i We have a small book store on the property and want to add a vegetable stand and wildcraft goods made locally Volunteers will have plenty of time to visit and explore the area. biking is available and encouraged as well as tennis and we could use help with a webpage project. Lots to do and the place is rustic, we will be working on more than one site and we sometimes help local farmers with an old fashion work bee as we would like to encourage organic food in the area.
    we are involved with the keepers of the athabasca and ARREA which is a budding solar cooperative so we often volunteer with these groups in the athabasca area.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    one bedroom available in the house or small trailer or tenting in the yard with full use of the homestead

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    Algo más...

    area is a lakefront community, we are 1.5km from the lake, one block from a pool and gymnasium and hospital and tennis and other sports are a short bike ride/jog away at the Bold Centre(50 million dollar sports complex)
    bike trails all around the lake, we have canoe, kayak, bikes, small row fishing boat as this area is paradise for the outdoorman/woman. normally there is plenty of time to visit the area and do some camping so camping gear is useful

  • 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

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 872293596731