Help us create a permaculture homestead in Picton, Canada



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  • Description


    We are city folk learning to live the rural life, doing our best to live a sustainably. In our previous life, we ran a boutique hotel in Downtown Montreal. The pandemic allowed us to reevaluate our life, and take the plunge to build the homestead we always talked about. We've dreamed of giving our kids a rural upbringing, and though the pandemic was a disaster for our business, it also afforded us the time to reflect on what we really wanted for our family.

    Now we plan to explore our cultural roots, to live off the land, to grow what we eat, and to do our part in healing the land. Our homestead is on a 2-acre property in the beautiful Prince Edward County. We will have egg laying chickens, and will focus on permaculture, biodiversity, and regenerative farming practices. Through WorkAway, we hope to continue sharing our culture and the knowledge that we are accumulating.

    We have brought on 2 pups into our family as well. They are Great Pyrénées, learning to protect our homestead.

    Help us build a beautiful farmstead in the beautiful county!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are adventurous, and love to learn and show our kids the different facets of life around the world. You could learn about the Hmong people, how to make beer, some woodworking, home maintenance, dog care, how to run a hotel, or how to make a killer pour over. We love all sorts of random stuff.

    Our homestead will feature food forests, hugelkultur beds, a flower garden, and all sorts of other ideas

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We just need general help around the house and homestead, in whatever areas you are comfortable in. Help us discover permaculture and learn to create a food forest. We will need help building, taking care of animals, gardening, and lots of general maintenance work.

    Projects to renovate the house are also in the plans. Expect physical tasks!

    In general, we expect a trade of 10-20 hours a week. We are flexible on how we can split this up.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire
    Chinois (mandarin): Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We are Anglophones from Quebec, so though we know our French, we'd like to not lose it! Hans is Chinese, but our kids don't speak any of it. Maybe it's time to teach them?

  • Hébergement


    You will have a camping trailer with full privacy. It’s under renovations right now, but you can see a picture of it above.

    In our past life, we ran a boutique hotel, so you can expect to be comfortable!

    You are welcome to join us in family dinners as well. You will undoubtedly enjoy some Thai and Laos inspired dishes, along with frequent barbecues.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Preferably non smokers please, thanks!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    We will have internet connection, but please note that it is rural internet, meaning that it won't be blazing fast!

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Max size we would accept would be a Sprinter or the like.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We will have dogs and chickens around the farm. We'd love to see more animals around, but you must keep them leashed and supervised at all times.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    20 hours/week

N° de référence hôte : 344767652257