Off-grid living at our bush farm in Kispiox, Canada



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    There are always some projects on the farm!!
    I am happy to have workawayers year round of any age.

    In the winter we would do lots of winter camping -like building tipis with stoves, snow caves, with a fluffy layer of soft Bruce branches to sleep on! There is a mountain right behind my property (I like to call it MY mountain! I’m the only one who goes up there) , we can reach it with skidoos and hike up and do ski touring and sleep at the tiny winter lean-to or build our own!
    The dogs help us pack stuff and pull sleighs, they’re really good little helpers and I really love them. You’ll love them too!
    I love camping in any season, but winter is very special for me.
    I also go cross country ski every night in the forest around me, I built lots of trails and the dogs love to tag along.

    In the fall I generally go hunting , and you’re welcome to come with me and help with the process.

    In the spring you can come help me for The birch syrup season end of March and beginning of April. This consists of tapping the forest trees, emptying the buckets, chopping wood, tending the fire, etc. It is a very busy season for me but also a lot of fun and you will get to learn loads while you are here! All the material I use is stainless steel or aluminium, no plastic, and it is a traditional method, all outside.
    It’s also a good season for foraging fiddle heads and sting needle !
    The lake defrosts and we can canoe on it.

    In the summer there is more gardening , steady gardening! And lots of tractor driving.
    I love fishing too and we can go every night at the creeks or lake for cutthroat ! I can definitely teach you and you can eat your own fish .
    There are horses around the property too in the summer.

    Year round I need help chopping wood (I have various techniques, from classic to ‘splitting with the feet’. Some workawayers really enjoy falling the forest dead trees (I don’t want to cut fresh green I wish to preserve the forest as much as I can) , with chain saw and axe, they are very tall and it’s very majestic to see them falling (watch out you’ll better not be in the way!)

    There are two properties in the town of Kispiox, one in front with electricity and the other where I live is off-grid. There is 328 acres in total. With the hay and the vegetables I produce, I am working about 100 acres. I live in a small cabin with a woodstove. I also have a garden where I grow other vegetables for my own use as well as lots of perennial berry bushes. The property has a creek running through it, and has a large wooded area in addition to the pasture land.

    I use local soil from the forest to supplement my gardens. I do not use manure or any chemical fertiliser. I do not spray, I do not use pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides. I use a tractor and other machinery to work the soil and harvest.

    I am a wry skilled carpenter, and there is lots to learn here with wood and carpentry.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

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

    They will learn about living a simple life- sustainable, organic, off-grid, as well as bush living. They will have the chance to experience northern Canadian rural life.
    Timber framing ,bush craft ,winter camping ,wild medicine plant ,foraging,
    In winter stay skiing in the alpine ,skidooing crost COUNTRY ski ,snow shoeing ,,,
    Yes I take winter long stay and short
    I am in search and rescue..SWIFTWATER technician,ice rescue ,avalanche level 2 ..wilderness first aid .tracking and more ,,I teach fire making and survival...
    Making organic bush food from garden and forage hunting also fishing ..
    If interested to become a gardener that sale at the farmers market I can give the opportunity
    To have a cabine whit or whit out electricity for one year to try made a living as a farmer ..
    On a other property that I have on time exchange for equipment used ..
    Also working whit horse farming ..

  • Ajuda


    From the picking and processing berries to harvesting potatoes, carrots, and beets. Helping out with the farmer's market. Taking care of the horses. Weeding and planting. Assisting with the hay. Chopping wood. Driving tractor. Building with wood and carpentry. Building shelters. Packing material up the mountain.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    There is a cabin for volunteers not far from the main house by a lake. It is small simple but has a stove and a great view.a sauna by the creck ,,and one more cabin also The food will be shared and is all organic, mostly potatoes and salad from the garden supplemented with moose meat ...

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    There is a creek and lake to swim in, and forest to explore. The property is 30 minutes from the town of Hazelton which has a movie theater, bakery, and library. I do not eat gmo food or artificial sugar. I have two dogs, two horses,have internet access, and do not smoke.

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  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

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Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 482154567819