Aidez-nous à créer une forêt magique en Nouvelle-Écosse au Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    My husband Bernd, a trained ceramic tile installer, and I, Nicole, immigrated from Germany to Nova Scotia 19 years ago. We live in Bridgewater and have two dogs, Bruno and Jacob. Right after we moved here, we started a ceramic installation business which is very successful. A decade ago we also started to make functional art. This brought us to the idea to build an art maze made out of concrete, stone and plants. In August 2018 we finally opened the maze to the public after 5 years of construction. But this is a never ending project. We already have started with the next project, a magical forest. We also always will add stuff to the maze. The maze is on our property outside of town. There we have our own private swimming pond/lake with a waterslide, diving board and adjacent firepit, BBQ and lots of room for volunteers to stay.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Although we ourselves are "come-from-aways" in Nova Scotia, you definitively will experience the laid back way of living in Atlantic Canada.
    We work mainly with concrete in all kinds of ways and metal and are willing to teach you whatever it takes. Together we will build aMAZEing things.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We need helpers to help creating the enchanted forest and do manual labour. No skills required, just willingness to work along with us and have fun. An interest for art would be nice, but not necessary. This year we want to concentrate on building a lobster trap fence around the magical forest.
    The maze project has started in April 2014 and was sort of finished in 2018. Opening day was August 30, 2018! The maze is completed, except of one mosaic mural still missing, but sculptures and landscaping still need to be done for and in the enchanted forest which will be adjacent to the maze. Anyone with a green thumb is more than welcome!
    And by the way, we don't work outside on miserable days, therefore we have our workshop.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I would love to learn Italian. So if there are some Italian travellers out there who want to come to beautiful Nova Scotia to help us create a magical forest (of course, only if we are all vaccinated), please contact us.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have a camp (our volunteers call it the condo) which has a kitchen with microwave, cook stove, fridge, a bathroom with walk-in shower and a washing machine, a common area and 3 bedrooms. It's really close to our own swimming pond with water slide and sip line. There is a propane BBQ on site, but also a wood-fired one and a big fire pit for bonfires. Wifi on the hole property.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Maitland is just 8 min. from Bridgewater, 5 min. to Mahone Bay and 15 min. to UNESCO world heritage centre of Lunenburg; several beaches are only 30 min. away; 45 min. drive to Halifax
    We have bikes, kayaks, a canoe and surf boards.

  • 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 have reliable Wifi on the whole property.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Our property is 25 acres big, so lots of room to park an RV.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We have two dogs. One of them unfortunately doesn't like other dogs.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week














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