Partagez la vie d'une grande famille dans l'Ontario, entre Montreal et Ottawa au Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a large family with lots of adult children living nearby as well as 23 young grandchildren. The head of the household is handicapped. We love people. We are protestant (Reformed Presbyterian) and have 2 dogs and a couple canary birds and a dozen chickens . We are located half way between Montreal and Ottawa. We travel to the two cities regularly. English is spoken in the house with French and Dutch also understood. My children like to sing, play soccer, hike, swim, Canoeing, dance, horse back ride and play board games and snow board. We also enjoy various kinds of music and have a piano and organ. Our house is located in the country side but within 10 minutes drive of the town of Lancaster. There are walking and bike trails close by our house.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bénévolat
    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Enseignement
    Jardinage
    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
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Welcome to Canada, where we are all made up from immigrants that have settled here. Our family background is Canadian-born but with Dutch heritage. We have 9 adult children each one married to a different ethnic group like: Bolivian/Irish, British/Dutch , Native indian/French-Canadian, Scots and German .We enjoy discussions around the table about philosophy and theology and enjoy learning about other cultures and meeting new people. We have been told that we have excellent spoken English and have been very helpful in teaching new skills and in explaining the English language. We like showing our local heritage sites and love going to museums, nature walks and adventure activities like: hiking up mountains, visiting water parks, paintball, snow boarding/ skiing, brushing horses, canoeing...When people come, we ask what kinds of activities and sites they would like to see and do, and then we plan our week accordingly.
    So when you come you must try local specialties like: beaver tail pastries, smoke meat on rye bread, bagels with cream cheese, our local Lancaster perch ( fish) and poutine, as well as some different meals from all over the world. A true Canadian experience.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are still finishing building our home so there are lots of jobs to do like: finishing our garage, painting jobs, finishing a bathroom, trim and molding to put up, building and repairs... Robert was a aircraft mechanic so, if you are mechanically inclined, you will really enjoy the lessons he can teach you in mechanics and material science as well as the hands on experience in machine repairs and maintenance ( tractor, back hoe, riding lawn mowers, whipper snipper, wood splitter, chain saws ...) . Lia is a gardener, who used to have her own business and has lots of knowledge and tips to share about gardening and cooking. The large garden needs weeding, hauling wheel barrels of wood chips, help with harvesting, processing the vegetables and fruits for our large family. Learn to drive a tractor. There is always house work to do as well like: vacuuming , dusting, washing floors, painting....In the winter there is always some snow to shovel, fire wood to stack and haul... We have lots of grandchildren coming to visit who love to have people read them stories and help bake cookies.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Hollandais: Intermédiaire
    Allemand: Débutant

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  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have both individual and shared room accommodations. We all share 2 bathrooms until the next bathroom is finished. The bedrooms are large and we have a spacious kitchen. We provide towels, face cloths, soap, bed or mattress and linen, pillows, blankets.... you bring personal toiletries. Our house is air conditioned in summer. We heat mostly by solar and fire wood during the winter. Our family enjoys movies and music in our recreation room in the basement and like lounging around or reading in the large, bright, open living room upstairs or hanging out to watch the sunset on the porch. We have an organ and piano and welcome anyone who can teach us guitar.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Be prepared to get dirty working and also there is some construction so bring good closed shoes/boots and bring clothes that can get paint on them. Bring slippers for wearing inside. Most people prefer working in jeans and t-shirts and sun hat/cap for the summer and lots of layers like sweaters and thermal underwear for the winter. If you need to purchase any these items... we love going shopping! Let us introduce you to thrifting.
    We take amateurs and will train you.
    We love people and are open to different points of view and cultural differences but we won't tolerate rudeness or disrespect towards anyone and would have to ask people to leave if they are disrespectful/rude .
    A few rules: clean up after yourself, please don't leave toiletries and clothing items lying around. Help with the clean up of dishes please, and no girls in boys rooms and no boys in girls rooms, (unless married couples get their own room). Let us be considerate of each other and call/share if there are changes of plans or going to be late. On Sundays we go to church and hope you'd like to come with us or if you would like we can drop you off at a train station and you can visit Montreal for the day. It costs about $12 for the train and metro/bus pass for the day. Several days of the week someone goes to Ottawa where we could drop you off at a bus for the day.
    We have a large extended family. There is always something going on, join in the fun and commotion and be prepared to be flexible.
    Welcome to our home we're honored to have you visit us.

  • 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 unlimited fast internet.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Lots of parking space.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    We have a dog that is allowed inside but not allowed on the furniture.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    up to 5 hours/day, with Sunday and Mondays off. This can be negotiated as opportunities arises for activities.

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