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Enjoy lakes, hiking and nature on this 40-acre hobby farm property in beautiful Ontario, Canada

  • Canadá
  • Favorito 114 vezes
  • Última atividade: 31/01/2023

Disponibilidade

  2023 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana

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Detalhes

  • Descrição

    Descrição

    UPDATE as of January 2023:
    - Wood chopping and stacking (highest priority)
    - Land clearing (bushes and trees)
    - Farm chores (barn cleaning, animal slaughter, etc).
    - General home maintenance/cleaning
    - Interior painting

    We would love someone that could stay 2 weeks to maintain consistency for chores/support.

    Accommodation is in our home. We can only accommodate 1 workaway right now.

    Welcome to our beautiful piece of land just 20 mins from downtown Kingston, Ontario. With close to 40 acres of land, we have built a sustainable family home. Kingston is located just 1.5 hours from Ottawa (the capital of Canada) and 2.5 hours from Toronto. Our property is located in a gorgeous geographical region - the Canadian Shield. It features calm lakes, large maple trees and solid climbing rocks. Our property is 40 acres of mixed woods and fields along with trails and also runs parallel to a 90 acre Nature Conservancy park with trails.

    Our family has 4 school aged children ranging in age from 8-15 years of age. Our children attend a local community school in Kingston. They are active, lively and have a love of nature. We spend a significant amount of time together as a family enjoying outdoor activities - swimming, kayaking, hiking, walking, running, skiing, skating and much more! Our weekends are spent together as a family enjoying our property, working on the farm or exploring surrounding nature trails.

    Jamin stays at home and Natalie is a school teacher (intermediate french) working in Kingston. You will be spending the majority of your time with Jamin helping on and around the farm.

    We are open to workaways that are interested in working on our hobby farm and enjoy spending time with children. We have four, so it can get noisy!

    Our home is just 5 mins from two beautiful lakes that are perfect for swimming, kayaking and other water sports. We head into town on a regular basis so there are opportunities for you to visit downtown Kingston and explore the city. Relax at the end of the day in our wood fired cedar hot tub!

    We provide main meals. Dinner is shared with all family members. Breakfast and lunch are on your own, especially during the work week. Special treats and snacks are to be purchased on your own. We can take you grocery shopping if there are any treats you would like (you are also more than welcome to bake using our supplies and make a batch for all of us if you prefer). Food is a priority for family and as such we eat relatively healthy. We cook most of our own foods from scratch. We welcome guests who have a passion for cooking as well since our kids enjoy trying to new meals (they are bored of the ones we offer!).

    We are looking for workaways who have prior workaway experience and are at least in their mid20's age.

    We currently have 5 cows , 2 pigs and a flock of chickens and turkeys (about 30).

    We have some large gardens that need caring for along with many chores around the home (carpentry, painting, washing/cleaning).

    In the Winter, we will require primarily maintenance and assistance of our home, cow milking and wood chopping. As winter comes to end we will require assistance with Maple Syrup (usually the end February to early March). We have 3 large groves of maple trees and in previous years have put out up to 80 taps but we can do much more if we have more help!

    Please be prepared for the following:
    -Kingston spring and fall weather is mixed. It could be warm (20 degrees celcius) or cooler (10 degrees celcius). It can be rainy and cool or hot and humid.
    -Kingston winter weather is cold (usually between minus 10 to minus 40 from December through March).
    -Kingston summer weather is typically hot (20-35 degrees celcius) and humid.
    -Bring rain boots, winter boots, work boots, working clothes, work gloves and layers. Merino wool makes a great base layer.
    -We have 4 children in our home so it is not quiet during the day. If you are looking for a quiet retreat this is not the spot for you. If you are looking for fun, adventure and excitement, we are a fabulous bunch!
    -We have internet and cell service, though at times (rain, snow) it can be slow. Downloading movies can be a drain on our bandwidth so we ask guests to limit these activities. Luckily we play a lot of board games and spend time as a family together.
    -You can help with meals (preparation and clean up of meals).
    -Be expected to work 4-5 hours per day for 5 days per week. Work can be done indoors or outdoors. Work starts at 8am in the morning.
    -You are responsible for helping with chores in the home and keeping up with your own laundry. We will show you how to use the laundry machine. We typically hang our clothes to dry in the house or outside (to save energy costs).
    -Smoking is prohibited in the house and around the children. This can be done outside with discretion.
    -Ensure that you have travel insurance.
    -We can offer rides into town on weekdays when the kids are in school or as we head in for errands/activities. Gas is expensive right now so we will do our best to line up rides into town with our own activities.

    We look forward to hearing from you and discussing opportunities further :)

    Natalie, Jamin and family

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    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

    Workaways will benefit tremendously from our eco friendly lifestyle and experiences of owning a 40 acre hobby farm with 4 kids. Learn about entrepreneurship from Natalie and Jamin and have fun with the children at the same time.

    You will learn about:
    - Gardening
    - Carpentry
    - Caring for children
    - Maple Syrup
    - Sustainable farming
    - Sustainable living
    - Learning language (English primarily. Natalie speaks French as well)

    You will also have the opportunity to meet a community of like minded individuals. Kingston is a fabulous city to learn about sustainable farming and lifestyles. The landscape in Kingston gorgeous!

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We are looking for assistance with the following tasks in no particular order. Tasks can be discussed based on the skills you have to offer

    Fall
    - Childcare before/after school (driver's license preferable but not necessary)
    - Chopping Wood *** HIGH PRIORITY
    - Tidying up gardens and getting them ready for winter/spring
    - Clean out barn and chicken coop
    - Preparing small greenhouse for greens and sprouts for fall/winter
    - Cutting back brush and trimming apple trees
    - Building a cold frame
    - Building a deck
    - Creating wood storage along side of home
    - Creating more walking and skiing trails
    - Creating mountain biking trails & outdoor play area for kids

    Winter
    - Maple syrup (March)
    - Chopping Wood
    - House renovations and tidy up
    - Barn work
    - Milking cows
    - Cooking, meal prep

    Spring
    - Getting fences ready for animals
    - Building shelters for animals (moveable chicken coops, lean to's for pigs/cows, etc)
    - Seed planting, garden preparation
    - Weeding gardens and building new garden beds
    - Trimming back bushes
    - Food harvesting, preparation, storage, etc

    Summer
    - Chopping wood* High priority
    - Garden maintenance and weeding
    - Cutting back brush and trimming trees
    - Building a cold frame
    - Creating wood storage along side of home
    - Food harvesting, preparation, storage, etc

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I speak english and french.

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Currently, accommodation is in a bedroom in our home. We have a twin bed available for workaways. Washroom facilities are close by. Since there are many of us in the family, we ask that showers be kept short (no more than 10 mins) to ensure everyone has access to hot water!

    In the summer, we have a tent trailer and/or tent available for those interested. Washroom facilities including shower is in her our home, along with eating facilities (kitchen) and laundry. We also open our home for your to relax and enjoy at your leisure.

    We have bicycles you can use along with kayaks for local trips. We head into town several times a week (times are limited to our school drop off and pick up schedule and errands).

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We live about 20 minutes from downtown Kingston in a small village. There is a local restaurant and convenience store located close to our home. Otherwise we are surrounded by lakes, walking/hiking trails and beautiful scenery.
    Kingston is 1.5 hours to Ottawa, 2 hours to Montreal and 2.5 hours to Toronto. There is a train station and bus station in Kingston which can take you to larger cities if you would like to visit.
    Kingston has delicious restaurants, lots of arts, music and theatres and a vibrant community.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    We have tons of space to park your van. Come on by :)

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    1

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 299523199999

Comentário (3)



Comentário

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: (4.7)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.7)

Comunicação: (4.7)








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