Help out on home land and small family horse barn in Québec, Canada

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  • Activité récente: 13 juin 2024

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  2024 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins deux semaines

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Infos

  • Description

    Description

    Help out with our home land and small family horse barn. We are not a business. We don’t produce anything. We are just a family with two horses at home :) we need help with the land and barn maintenance.

    Located in a charming touristic area, in the "Vallée Bras du Nord". 50 min from Quebec city. Vallée Bras-du-Nord is the ideal outdoor destination!

    My husband and I are born in France, we have been living in Canada and the US for 32 years. We traveled and moved a lot for work, and enjoyed many experiences. We like to manage new projects, have challenges, and meet new people from different culture.
    We have been riding horses for many years. Having our horses at home was a big dream for us. During summer 2022, we have bought a new house with a large land and have built our small barn... Dream came true 😍.

    I’m also a ski patrol rescue and first aid instructor. My husband works full time as a management IT consultant...
    So, during the day when we are at work, or when we have to go for one or two days, we need help to take care of our two horses.
    The horses are two mares, one is a paint/tobiano and the other a quarter horse.

    We have also two dogs, a gordon setter and a very large Newfoundland.

    We are looking for someone with general building renovations and land maintenance experience, ideally with horse barn experience, dynamic, reliable and demonstrating autonomy.

    We have 3 boys (30 - 26 and 20) born in Quebec. They do not live at home but visit us occasionally.
    Our family also practices running and trail running, mountain biking, trekking ...

    We have a large house and we offer a private bedroom with private bathroom. For the meals, we offer the same food as what we eat. We eat healthy and traditional food. We will not cook special meals, such as vegetarian, for the helper.

    Everyone in the house has to participate in the household chores on a regular basis, preparing meals, setting the table, tidying up...

    All of these in a no smoking area indoor and outdoor and healthy environment ☀️

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • 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

    Our first language is French, thus if you want to practice your French, you are welcome! But please, you must already know French. It is essential for me to be able to communicate with you in a precise way. It is very important for the care of the animals.

    Through this experience you will be able to increase your knowledge and learning in the field of horses. By taking care of them from morning to night you will discover, as we did, another side of the equine world!

    We live in a splendid region, at the foot of the "Vallée Bras du Nord". You will be able to enjoy, learn or discover a multitude of outdoor activities, whatever the season.
    We are 50 minutes of car drive from the wonderful city of Quebec, and the whole region abounds with a multitude of activities and discoveries, both cultural and natural.

  • 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

    Aide

    We need help 4 or 5 days per week, someone dynamic, reliable and demonstrating autonomy.
    We have multiple tasks to accomplish for maintaining the land and the barn.

    Here are examples of what's needed on land and building:
    - Picking up wood when helping with splitting, and bending logs
    - Moving rocks, shoveling gravel and soil, helping with small building maintenance projects
    - Dismantling and repairing parts of wood decks and floors
    - Tacking and screwing wood panel on floors, walls and ceiling
    - Repairing gutters
    - Digging, removing weeds, helping with small family gardening
    - Raking leaves
    - Removing snow when needed

    In addition with general land and building maintenance, ideally we need someone with horse experience, and animals lover.

    Here are examples of what's needed for the horses and dogs:
    - Tucking in hay, a one to two days activity expected both in July and October
    - General cleaning of barn and horse stalls
    - Feeding horses in stalls, or outside
    - Cleaning manure from the paddock, daily
    - Cleaning water troughs and feeders
    - Taking the horses in and out, putting blankets on them when needed
    - Brushing the horses and cleaning their feet
    - Taking care of the horses if necessary
    - Cuddling, talking to horses
    - Lifting heavy mats while cleaning the floor of three stalls, expected once a year
    - Taking the dogs in and out and monitoring them
    - Cuddling the dogs as needed

    Everyone in the house has to participate in the household chores on a regular basis, preparing meals, setting the table, tidying up, emptying the dishwasher, filling wood baskets and fireplaces (we heat a lot with wood) ...

    Participating in the life of the family with a good mood and with respect for everyone.

    SKILLS:
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Manual and good worker;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Eager to accomplish exterior work;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Loves people;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Loves to take care of animals;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Able to multi task, and be flexible;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Reliable, autonomous, high integrity;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Respects safety and security rules;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Details, clean and hygiene oriented;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Polite, courteous, smiling;
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Speaks French.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Carpentry experience a plus.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️ Horses experience a plus.

    * International automobile driver license valid in Canada (Province of Quebec) is mandatory
    * Travel/medical insurance mandatory

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Français: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    We are open to language exchange, we like to learn BUT you must already know French at intermediate level. It is essential for me to be able to communicate with you in a precise way. It is very important for the care of the animals.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We propose to accommodate you in your own bedroom in our house. Very clean and confortable. Bed, chair, wardrobe... Private bathroom. We share meals as a way to enjoy a cultural exchange, as we are not paying a wage, we don’t ask fees for food expense, but I only pay for regular familly food, not special food (such as special vegatarian diet, gluten free diet...). We have dogs but no cat.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We live in a splendid region, the "Vallée Bras du Nord". You will be able to enjoy or learn or discover a multitude of outdoor activities, whatever the season. . With 80 km of trails for hiking and snowshoeing, 100 km of mountain biking paths including 65 km of singletracks and a 17.5 km river run, Vallée Bras-du-Nord is the ideal outdoor destination! You can practice activities such as canyoning, Via Ferrata, Fat Bike and back-country skiing.
    We live in a very large forest area, it is essential to respect security rules.
    We are 50 min. car drive from the wonderful city of Quebec, and the whole region abounds with a multitude of activities and discoveries, both cultural and natural. Some regional public transportation is available from cities around.
    Our sons live in Quebec city, and my sister in Sherbrooke :)

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Un

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Four or five days per week

N° de référence hôte : 495438892228

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