Small family homesteading in a remote area in Atikokan, Canada



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  • Description


    We are a small outdoorsy family of three, living off the grid on our large property we purchased nearly three years ago. We are homesteading in a remote area with limited soil resources - it was a large gravel pit belonging to CN Railway in the WWII era. We are working with poultry, a few hogs, a Jersey cow and a beautiful horse to work the land back into greenery. Much of it is planted with beautiful red pines and we border several small ponds and one picturesque lake. Our homestead is a work in progress and there is always so much to do, but the results are seen quickly and it makes us so happy to see life returning to our land!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    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

    We live in a really unique and beautiful area, land of the blue lakes and rocky shores. We have both travelled in the past and love to hear new adventure stories or share knowledge about permaculture and livestock. We also love our meal times! We love trying new foods and learning new recipes/traditions, so if you're up for sharing some of your talents please do!

  • 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 are looking for light duty help, things like spreading hay for a mulch on planted gravel, gathering leaves for the compost pile, feeding the livestock, help when moving the electric fencing, help with our numerous house-finishing projects (like organizing crawlspace, re insulating, installing heaters etc.). On down days help in the house, cooking and cleaning.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Débutant
    Italien: Débutant

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  • Hébergement


    The accommodations are a small cabin/bunkie with a nearby new outhouse. It has a queen bed, a tiny woodstove, a small dresser and desk.
    There is a large porch attached.
    You can take a shower in the house. We are happy to host but do need our private time during evening hours after suppertime and throughout the day when our son is napping.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are fairly remote here, no public transport so you would need a vehicle to get here, alternatively there is a bus that travels to the dearest town where we can pick up/drop off. There is a lot of good fishing and hiking here, many trails to explore. We have a bounty of wildlife to see but it is not guaranteed to see them! There are several abandoned mine sites that are interesting to visit, and quetico park is a short drive away. Our nearby community is the canoeing capital of Canada, and as so there are many lakes and rivers to enjoy! We ourselves tend to be homebodies that dont go out much, we have so much entertainment here with our small group of mixed animals! I enjoy horseback riding, walks through the forest, sewing, baking and much more. We are both outdoors people and even our little one likes to be out in the fresh air! You would be welcome to join us on our outings to town to buy supplies, check the mail etc. We usually enjoy a large sunday lunch with my family and you would be more than welcome to come along!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We located a few km off the paved road but the gravel roads are maintained and a camper or trailer would make it here with no issues. We have lots of space but limited power as we are off grid.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 497747767525