Helpers needed for this season! Day helpers, weekend and weeklong volunteers welcome.
Please read application instructions at the end before applying!
If these things interest you and you are in the mood for getting up close and personal with nature - then this is the place for you.
Located in Bancroft, Ontario, on the Canadian Shield amongst the spruces, lakes and beaver ponds, we have started to cultivate a project on our 65-acre plot of land. We are still in very early stages of setting up our homestead so this is a great learning opportunity for many people who would like to know the reality of setting up an alternative lifestyle from the very beginning! We have a long-term vision which you can get a glimpse of at our website http://www.landonrockproject.com but for now our main focus is getting our family set up to live comfortably year round.
There are a number of things we are working on. During your stay with us we will be working on one or a combination of the following tasks. (Please get in touch if you’d like to know more specifically about the tasks)
You will be welcome to pitch your tent on a lovely patch of our land. Water is drawn from our dug well here on the property and filtered with a simple gravity fed filtration system. Electricity is harvested by a small solar power system. You would be able to charge phones, laptop, and batteries if necessary. We have a basic outhouse. We have an outdoor ‘bucket’ shower for bathing or you can also go to the nearby lake (5min by car, 20min by foot).
There's plenty to do for recreation. Hiking on the trail that borders our property, swimming at a selection of lakes in the area, fishing, cycling and you'd be welcome to borrow our canoe if interested. The landscape at our place varies between mixedwood forest, an old pine plantation and cleared fields full of wildflowers, so you may just want to spend your time on the land exploring and relaxing.
Our standard arrangement is very similar to the WWOOF help exchange. We offer you meals and accommodation in return for 6 hours of work daily. Your help is also expected in some food prep work for meals and tidying up after meals too of course.
Please check the weather forecast before you come to visit us to be prepared with adequate clothing, tent and sleeping gear - especially if you come during the cooler months! We’ve had people camp at our place in April comfortably with the right gear.
Bring clothes and shoes for working and that you don’t mind getting dirty. Don’t forget a hat to protect from the sun. And please bring your own bottle for drinking water.
If this opportunity interests you then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
When applying please include:
- a bit of information about yourself
- any skills you may have (though no specific skills are required)
- why you wish to be a part of an experience like this
- where you will be coming from and if you have your own transportation to get here
Also VERY IMPORTANT, please include specifically, which days you are able to come for. We cannot respond to emails that don't include this information. We will consider longer stay volunteers but this would be discussed during our phone interview.
At this time, also please be aware of any border closures and take that into consideration before applying. If your border is closed to us then we cannot host you. We have had plenty of interest in coming here but we have a lot of work that needs to get done and do not have the time to answer emails that do not include all this information. Your understanding is appreciated.
If you seem like a good fit we will respond to your email and request a phone chat meeting to get to know each other before your arrival.
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Thank you for your interest and have a great day!
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 10 2021 ID: 59429