Help out at our community house in Toronto, Canada

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  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    Update July 30, 2022. We are full until Oct 2022.

    Always looking for people with renovation skills/interest for some projects around the house: a new bathroom, deck, etc. Also there is plenty of opportunity for helping with cooking, cleaning and garden work.

    Note: We don't always book people many months in advance, we prefer to wait until closer to the start dates so we can see how much space we have. Some people here stay longer than they initially planned so we don't always know the timing of openings long in advance.

    Note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus, please let us know if you have been around people with Covid and what steps you are taking to avoid getting Covid. Most of us are vaccinated but four people here are not.

    If you would like to help, please let us know your range of availability and preferred length of stay.

    Spaces that may be available are a small loft room that is accessible by a short ladder. A small yurt that we have on our back roof deck. It has electricity and a heater. And sometimes other bedrooms when people go away.

    We are a 11-person vegetarian community house in Toronto. My name is Steve and living here is also Jeff (from Hong Kong) , Luke (from Canada/Africa), Swetha and her brother Shreyes (from India), Sudhamsu from India, and Charlotte, Vishal, Karma, Sarah (from Canada), Mariana from Canada's Manitoulin Island (Oct-April each year) plus shorter term work exchanger(s).

    Toronto is a great place to visit with vibrant neighbourhoods, bike-friendly streets, lots of festivals, farmers' markets, waterfront parks and an island park you can reach by ferry. etc.

    We are looking for people who are either older (our house is mostly made up of people in their mid 20's to early 50's) or those in their early 20's who already have some experience living independently.

    We are especially open to people who are keen to try a vegetarian diet and interested in spiritual activities like meditation, chanting, yoga and/or prayer. We are a spiritually-focused house. Most of us practice a faith of one form or another.

    We typically make daily vegan meals (feasts) and often a breakfast or other preparations. We typically shop at farmers' markets and food co-ops.

    We also have an environmental focus -- we are into natural building, avoiding plastic packaging and products, eating vegetarian or vegan, and not wearing/using chemically-scented products.

    Are you OK with a chemical-free home? i.e: no perfumes, or scented soups, shampoos? Unless natural and organic.

    Includes high speed internet, house phone and laundry soap. We have guest bikes available. To support a peaceful atmosphere, we are looking for those wanting to live without the distraction or temptation of TV and radio, cigarettes and alcohol.

    We are located on a quiet street (1 block from the subway and very close to downtown). We have a large tree-shaded front porch and back deck. Our three storey house has eight bedrooms, a guest room and two bathrooms (soon to be three). We have an infrared cedar sauna and workshop in the basement.

    Ecological features include using Bullfrog Power (green energy provider), front load washing machine, clothes lines for drying, low flush toilets, efficient fireplace insert where on cool nights we can burn scrap wood, a vegetable garden, and a low-on-the-food-chain vegetarian/vegan kitchen with an emphasis on organics and locally-grown foods.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Cultural exchange and learning about community living. People will learn about vegan cuisine, environmental food choices and maybe also renovation of an old house, yoga and gardening.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We looking for about 20 hours a week in exchange for a room, full use of the house and basic food ingredients. Our shared food is cooked from scratch, so the more help we get the better we all eat. :-) We can provide some training.

    Volunteer work options: We currently have plenty of renovation projects. We are working on some major design changes to create some large open spaces within the house (involving demolition, flooring, wiring, plumbing, cabinets, plastering, etc), currently we are building a new kitchen and dining area. And replacing the stairs to the basement.

    There is also cleaning and stuff to make in the kitchen. You can cook a full meal for the entire house, help others cook, or just make single shared items such as a soup, hummus, muffins, etc. We can teach you some of this. 
         We also have a webpage. So there may be helping to write articles, create recipes and cooking videos.
         Other possibilities include leading a yoga session, teaching French (if you know that language), art, crafts, sewing or gardening.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário

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  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Small bedroom or guest/meditation room. Sometimes housemates go away and more rooms become available.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Our home is bug-free.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We generally have a good high speed wifi connection but a lot of people in the house are using it, or you can connect with ethernet.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    You would need to park on the street and buy a parking pass which is about $25 per week

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    No cats. Only well behaved dogs, but keep in mind that we have no fence around the property.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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    Horas previstas

    About 4 hours per day 5 days a week, a couple hours on the weekend cooking and/or cleaning

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)















































Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 289283348265