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Help us with carpentry and repairs at our homestead and discover a lovely region of Québec, Canada

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  • Última atividade: 18 mai. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: Sem período mínimo



  • Descrição


    Hi! We are two adults with a sweet husky-X dog and a couple of free-roaming chickens living on one acre homestead in rural Québec! We moved here 7 years ago to start our beekeeping business (which we closed during the pandemic) and general little farm/homestead set-up. Over the years we've had ducks and goats, but have scaled down to a few egg hens for the moment. We transformed a pure grass lawn into a diverse landscape with medicinal plants, a large garden, fruit and nut bushes and trees... and etc! With our two full time job we are now finding it a challenge to get everything linked to maintenance and project completion done, so we would love to recruit some help. We love to cook and share wholesome meals with local products, we are omnivores (with local meat) but have both been vegetarians in the past and have a celiac family member so it's easy to adapt to different diet needs/preferences. We are fluent in French and English and have some basics in Spanish. We look forward to meeting you! :)

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • 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

    Although the village we live in is very small (300 people in Saint-Thuribe) it is a very dynamic region that is close to two larger cities (Québec and Trois-Rivières, 1h away each). This year is also the village's 125th anniversary, so there is a art exposition in the local church as well as brunches and events every Sunday. The next village over (Saint-Casimir) has a lovely microbrewery that hosts an outdoor farmer's market and family-friendly live music every Friday until mid-September. There are many wonderful small businesses in the general area that produce high quality, delicious and products (vegetables, fruits, bakery, chocolaterie, coffee roast house, milk farms (fresh milk, cheeses, yogurt, etc.), beer...). For the outdoors, we are lucky to be situated close to the wonderful Regional Parc of Portneuf in Saint-Alban. This is a wonderful spot for hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and discover the amazing fall colours in Québec. We will be happy to lend you a bicycle and drive you to different locations in the region!

  • Ajuda


    As with all older houses and buildings, there is always something to be fixed somewhere! And with a little homestead set-up there are always set-up improvements to be made. We would like help to fix some of these things, based on your skill set of course!
    They include : building an outhouse for our little cabin (and maybe a solar shower); installing a metal roof and changing the woodstove chimney exit location on that cabin; Fixing the wooden frame of the exterior chicken run (changing wood pieces and re-installing new chicken wire); Tying up raspberry plants on their new trellis; Helping with installing new siding on a side of the house; Installing geotextile below the fruit and nut trees; Weeding the garden; maybe moving a fence... There is also a large timberframe greenhouse project underway, but we understand this may not fit most skillsets! We eventually dream of setting up a nice outdoor kitchen, but we'll get that going after getting the current priorities done. So basically, all around very hands-on stuff, we have good tools and we would need someone with good knowledge on how to use them and the ability to work independently (since we do have day jobs) ;)

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Espanhol: Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    We have a lovely little rustic cabin on our lot that can serve as a guest private space (with electricity and wifi, but washroom is in the house for now) and we also have a guest bedroom in our big house, whichever you prefer! There is a laundry room in the house. In exchange for your work on the different projects, we will provide all the meals during your stay.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We have had woofers in the past for our beekeeping business and generally had a really wonderful time! We have learnt that we appreciate a good balance between time spent sharing together and quiet times alone. We appreciate our workawayers helping us with very basic housekeeping chores (i.e. post-meal cleanup and sweeping your own room...).

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    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Este anfitrião está aberto a aceitar viajantes com animais de estimação.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

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

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 297564924239