09/07/2018 - 08/07/2020
Originally from Indonesia, I have been living in Montreal the past 14 years. After coming back from my one-year mandate in community development in Tanzania, I realized I want to continue doing something more fulfilling. I have always been interested in permaculture, self sufficient and tiny living; so I decided to take a gap year just to do volunteering around Canada.
I will be travelling with my senior dog, Buddy. He is a 10yo retriever, extremely calm and quiet. He gets along very well with kids and very patient. He is not aggressive and normally just mind his own business. Whenever he sees a cat, he would usually just leave them alone and would not bother them. He really is a sweetheart. I am a low maintenance kind of girl, all I need is my Buddy to also be welcomed. We would gladly sleep in a room, or in a tent; it is not a problem.
I think it is a beautiful thing to have exchanges that are not monetary based but rather about connection, learning, and sharing. I am very open-minded, flexible, and reliable. I hope that one day everyone will have access to food, and that we would live in a sustainable community.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I am used to physical labour since majority of the time I work in the kitchen.
I love to cook
I have done some babysitting as well (along with Buddy! he is a great babysitter and entertainer)
I can help out in any art project, website, marketing or brochures, etc.
I am bringing my tempeh starter with me and it would be an absolute pleasure to share a part of my culture with my hosts.
had some training in beekeeping
did some painting job couple years ago
-no skill in farming, but I strive to learn everything about farming and construction along this journey
English, French, Indonesian, Chinese, and a bit of Swahili (Tanzanian)
You can see me as the jack of all trades and the master of none. I have vast experience, though I always look at it from the perspective of food system and sustainability.
I love going to theatre, hiking, biking, storytelling, and drawing.
My website is www.novelia.ca if you would like to know even more about me
Special dietary requirements