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Hockley Valley, Alliston
All Year: NOT IN WINTER!
Area (ha): 8.1 (22 acres)
Persons: prefer 2-6 people
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 16273
Region: Ontario

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Last Updated: March 25, 2019

Greetings Weary Travelers!

Looking forward to helpers after April 2019.


I WOULD PREFER HELPERS WHO ARE 25 TO 40 YEARS OLD, PERHAPS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY, WITH SKILLS IN CONSTRUCTION, CARPENTRY OR ELECTRICAL OR ABLE TO HANDLE GAS POWERED EQUIPMENT FOR GARDENING.

We are situated on 22 acres with spectacular views of the countryside-just one hour north of Toronto by car and accessible by GO train or GO bus to Orangeville where I can pick you up.
There are three bedrooms available to helpers decorated as India, the Mediterranean or the Commonwealth, with two single beds in each and great views. Each room has indoor and outdoor access. There is a lower room leading to the garden just for helpers to read, view videos and play games. Laundry available as well. Now a picture perfect bunkie for 2 or 3 is available, thanks to the hard work of helpers. Most recently, we have added a small private ZEN room for peace or meditation. There is an indoor salt water pool (available late June to October), pool table, archery, basketball, baseball, soccer, fooseball, darts, exercise equipment, several musical instruments, bicycles, outdoor fire pit, lots of books, many kilometres to walk in the hills, healthy food prepared for you, no TV service but DVD and videos are available for movie watching and free internet/skype are available at the library. Ah yes, and no animal dung!
The famous Bruce Trail is nearby as well as the International Tai Chi Centre, Banting Museum and Breedon`s Maple Syrup. If you are here for more that two weeks, we could visit my condo at the Blue Mountains (please google same) for biking, hiking, sight seeing, etc.
ONLY NON SMOKERS PLEASE.
Outdoor work is required such as tree pruning, weed wacking, gardening, trimming, weeding, simple construction, window washing, building a walkway, digging, painting, furniture sanding, pool cleaning, etc. Last year`s helpers proved to be a great experience for me and for them (see comments). I will need a copy of your medical insurance. This year, helpers work 5 hours per day, 6 days a week. However, hours are flexible if you wish to take two days off to travel or explore.
Please see my website for Savannah Wellness Retreat (centre not in operation at present). Personally, I have travelled throughout most of the world and would not trade the experience for anything. I will be pleased to help you with your English if that is your wish.
Looking forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, have great adventures!
Chimo, Janet

reviews (43)
Helper: David david Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 1, 2018
What say on the Savanna house and Janet? Maybe that the both must to be disco... view complete review

Helper: Alice and Andrea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 27, 2018
We stayed at Janet's house for a week with one other helper from France as we... view complete review

Helper: Kevin and Teresa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 10, 2018
We stayed with Janet for 2 weeks in her beautiful home and truly appreciate h... view complete review

Helper: Guillaume MARIE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 18, 2017
I stayed eleven days with Janet and my stay was very well. I met lot of kind ... view complete review

Helper: Rewan Hussein Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 12, 2016
For my first HelpX experience, i spent almost 4 weeks Savannah with 3 germans... view complete review

Helper: Sarah and Jan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 5, 2016
We spent four wonderful weeks with Janet and another helper from France at Sa... view complete review

Helper: Anna Katharina Kleinschrot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 18, 2016
My stay with Janet was my first helpx experience and it was so much better th... view complete review

Helper: Tanja Traenkle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 13, 2016
What a peaceful place – just got interrupted by a visiting racoon :). I staye... view complete review

Helper: Gabriela and Gonzalo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Chile Date: July 12, 2016
We had a good experience at Janet's house. She is a great woman and you can l... view complete review

Helper: Cedric colnel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 23, 2015
Hi dear Helper, this was my second time this year at Janet's, i stayed three... view complete review

Helper: Jean-baptiste rival JB Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 13, 2015
Janet is a really funny person and has interesting experiences from all her t... view complete review

Helper: Lucas Berghan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: October 11, 2015
I stayed at Janet's for 2 weeks. She has a spetacular house, with swimming po... view complete review

Helper: Louis and Arthur Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 24, 2015
We spent two weeks in Janet's house and it was fantastic ! The house is beaut... view complete review

Helper: Martina and Friederike Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 27, 2015
We stayed with Janet for one week. It was really nice! Janet is a funny and i... view complete review

Helper: Hank and Roy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: July 26, 2015
It was our first time to be helpers and we are glad that we chose Janet!!! ... view complete review

Helper: Clément Cook Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 23, 2015
For my first Helpx experience, I spent 10 days at Janet's house, and I really... view complete review

Helper: Cedric colnel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 20, 2015
I stayed two weeks at Janet's house, it was my first helper experience and it... view complete review

Helper: Alison Wilkes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: May 29, 2015
I stayed with Janet for 1 week in May. It was a wonderful first helpX experie... view complete review

Helper: Emily and Derek Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 24, 2015
We spent over two weeks with Janet and we found her entertaining, caring, cha... view complete review

Helper: Rachel Stommel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: May 24, 2015
I stayed with Janet for one week and had a good time. The work was ok and no... view complete review

Helper: Christian Becker Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 14, 2014
I stayed 2 weeks at Janet's place and I really enjoyed it. She is a good conv... view complete review

Helper: Grecia arvizu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: September 21, 2014
Hello! I just have to say that I had a wonderful experience with Janet, she ... view complete review

Helper: Faye and Calum Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 26, 2014
We had a great time at Janet's! The work was varied and fair, and Janet was f... view complete review

Helper: Eugene Yeh Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: August 22, 2014
Hello guys, My friends and I stay with Janet for 17 days. This is my first... view complete review

Helper: Quentin THIERRY Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: August 1, 2014
It was the first time I had come in Canada, my English speaking skills weren'... view complete review

Helper: Yong ZHENG Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 12, 2014
I only had two and a half days at Janet's, but I am pretty sure you will neve... view complete review

Helper: Thomas DUFFE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 22, 2014
I spent a very good week with Janet, in the green rolling hills of Ontario. I... view complete review

Helper: Patricia Peñalosa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 26, 2014
I spent one week in Savannah and I had a very good time. Janet is very intere... view complete review

Helper: Johanna and Daniel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 23, 2013
We stayed 11 days at Janet's house and it was wonderful! Janet is a very kind... view complete review

Helper: Joseph PENNACCHIO Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 13, 2013
I spent 1 week at Janets house. Janet is a very friendly person and a great ... view complete review

Helper: Amber Sweaney-Jan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: October 17, 2013
I stent 7 great days at Janet's House. She is very friendly and want's you to... view complete review

Helper: Christian Thünker Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 16, 2013
I spent great 10 days at Janets house. These were ten amazing days for me. ... view complete review

Helper: Jessica Stein Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 16, 2013
I stayed 10 days by Janet. She's very friendly and we had a lot of fun togeth... view complete review

Helper: Eliza and Marcin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: August 17, 2013
Well, where shall I start..We had an amazing 3 weeks at Janet's place. Incred... view complete review

Helper: Malte and Oliver Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 25, 2013
Me and my buddy Oliver stayed at Janet's place for two weeks. She is very fri... view complete review

Helper: Markus and Philipp Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 18, 2013
We spent 9 days in June at Janet's place and it was amazing! We had to work 5... view complete review

Helper: Stephanie and Marco Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: June 3, 2013
We are so glad for our 3 weeks at Janet' house. For our first contact whit Ca... view complete review

Helper: Andrew and Hannah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 10, 2012
My 17 year old daughter and i stayed and worked on janets property for almost... view complete review

Helper: Andre Weisser Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 10, 2012
I spent about 10 days at Savannah. It´s a wonderful house with a huge propert... view complete review

Helper: Kai Priesmeier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 9, 2012
I spent a little bit more than one week at Janet's. We worked most of the tim... view complete review

Helper: Regine Reker Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 2, 2012
I spend only one week at Janet's house but it was one of the best weeks I had... view complete review

Helper: Malte Naethke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 9, 2012
I can not imagine a better start for my work and travel trip through Canada. ... view complete review

Helper: Joschka Johst Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 18, 2012
I am glad that I spent my first days in Ontario in the Headwater Hills. Janet... view complete review

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