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Compton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 12.14 (30 acres)
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 18168
Region: Quebec

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Last Updated: March 16, 2020


Good day!

Dave and I live on a small 30 acre farm located in Compton (beautiful Eastern Townships)near Sherbrooke.

We are both retired, however we started a small home business about 3 years ago and it has become quite popular, therefore most of our time is dedicated to the business. Dave builds new circular sock knitting machines repairs old ones, and I take care of the administration part of the business. We sell these machines all across the world.Check out our Facebook page: Chambord CSM Tricoteuses

From time to time, in order to promote our business we often have to travel and attend shows, therefore the reason we are in need of trustworthy people to care for the property and animals during our absence.

On our small farm we have a few animals. I used to raise Cashmere goats but now I only have a few goats,a sheep, a horse, chickens, ducks and 2 Maremma/Great Pyrenees LDG dogs that guard the herd.

Aside from the animals, we have a small yarn shop in which we sell their fiber, yarn and knitted items.

Guests must like animals as we have 2 Basset hounds and 2 cats living in the house.

The work is as follows:

- Caring for the animals (feeding, cleaning, brushing goats (feb.-march) *priority
- Yard work (gardening, mowing lawn, shoveling, etc.)
- House work
- Helping Dave in his shop
- Cooking * would be a plus :)

Our idea of a good helper is:
- must love animals
- be motivated and good worker
- have initiative
- self sufficient and responsible
- not afraid to get his or her hands dirty

A typical day is about 4-5 hours of work depending on the season.
We believe in a fair exchange and are happy to share cultural interests with our helpers.

*Please note that caring for the animals can become addictive :)

So if you are ready to work in the country, learn and share our passions and discover our way of living, we would love to welcome you in our home :). We believe in a fair and respectable exchange.

***Please note that we do not smoke but smokers are welcome if they smoke outside.

*Wifi is available (limited).
*Stays of minimum 2 weeks will have priority. *We eat meat, therefore if you have special
dietary needs, please let us know.

Kathy and Dave

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Bonjour,

Dave et moi demeurons sur une petite ferme d'environ 30 acres, située à Compton, en Estrie (sud du Québec) et non loin de Sherbrooke.

Nous sommes "techniquement "retraités, sauf qu'il y a environ 3 ans nous avons créé une petite entreprise à la maison qui est devenue très populaire et qui occupe tout notre temps.

Dave construit des tricoteuses à bas et fabrique aussi des pièces pour les anciennes machines en plus de la restauration de celles-ci. De mon côté je m'occupe des clients, la comptabilité et les expéditions.

A fin de promouvoir notre entreprise, il nous arrive de voyager et de participer à des foires. Pour cette raison on a besoin d'avoir des gens fiables qui s'occupent de notre propriété et des animaux en notre absence.

Sur notre petite ferme, on a des chèvres cachemire, un mouton Jacob, 1 jument Arabe, des canards, des poules et 2 chiens de race Berger De Maremmes/Montagne des Pyrénées qui demeurent avec le troupeau.

En plus de la ferme, je m`occupe d`une petite boutique de laine dans laquelle nous vendons les produits de la ferme (laines, chaussettes, etc).

A la maison nous avons 2 chiens Bassets et 2 chats qui partagent notre quotidien

Le travail consistera à:
- aide aux soins donnés aux animaux, nourrir, nettoyer, taille onglons, peignage fév-mars, etc (mission principale),
- entretien extérieur (en fonction des saisons, jardin, pelouse, potager, bâtiments, pelletage, etc),
- entretien maison,
- aider Dave à son atelier (ponctuellement),
Si en plus vous êtes un véritable cordon bleu, alors vous serons comblés !!!

*Parallèlement à cela, nous devons nous absenter de la ferme car il nous arrive de participer à des événements liés à notre business. De ce fait, nous pourrions à l`occasion vous demander d`être responsable des lieux...

*Pour nous, le helper idéal serait:
- une personne motivée et physiquement en forme,
- aimante des animaux -très important- et de l`ouvrage à la ferme,
- avec un grand esprit d`initiative,
- qui soit autonome et responsable,
- et qui n`a pas peur de se salir les mains :)

La durée de travail est de 4-5h/jour, selon la saison.

Nous croyons à un échange équitable et nous sommes très reconnaissants lorsque nous pouvons partager culurellement avec des gens d`aileurs.

SVP, veuillez prendre note que prendre soin de ses belles bêtes puisse devenir attachant !!

Alors si vous êtes prêt(e)s à vivre près de la nature, à connaitre nos animaux, partager notre passion de la fibre et sa transformaton (tricot), etc., ça nous fera plaisir de vous accueillir !

***Notez que c`est un environnement sans fumée. Cependant, vous pouvez fumer à l`extérieur
* Le wifi est disponible avec accès limité * *
* Durée séjour souhaité: minimum 2 semaines * *
* Notre régime alimentaire comprend de la
viande; si cas particulier, merci de nous le
préciser ***

Au plaisir!
Kathy et Dave

reviews (38)
Helper: Chie Kawamura Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: January 12, 2020
I spent with Kathy and Dave for about 1 month . But I went back there once, ... view complete review

Helper: Ella and Mélissa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: April 27, 2019
Nous avons demeuré trois semaines dans la ferme Chambord, chez Kathy et Dave.... view complete review

Helper: Camille and Benoit Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 14, 2019
Mieux vaut tard que jamais ! Nous avons passé 2 mois chez Kathy & Dave, nous ... view complete review

Helper: Humberto Rodea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: October 9, 2018
Kathy and David, Even when my stay was too short I would like to thank you f... view complete review

Helper: Quentin and Flore Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 8, 2017
Kathy et Dave sont des hôtes formidables. Ils nous ont accueillis les bras o... view complete review

Helper: Simon Fichtner Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 4, 2017
I stayed about 1 month with Kathy and Dave in the little village Moe's River.... view complete review

Helper: Florent Gasset Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: March 21, 2017
Kathy et Dave, que dire... Un couple formidable, dynamique, drôle, généreux, ... view complete review

Helper: Yang Fei (Fay) Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: February 4, 2017
I spent about six weeks, Kathy and David are very nice people. It’s really a ... view complete review

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Helper: Dominique LE BEAU Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 25, 2016
I spent one month at Kathy and Dave farm. They are very nice and laid back. ... view complete review

Helper: Benoît Guinez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 5, 2016
I have passed 2 weeks with Kathy and Dave. I recomand to you if you like an... view complete review

Helper: Winnie Liu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: February 18, 2016
In 2016 winter I visited Domaine Chambord Farm, located by Moe's river in Com... view complete review

Helper: Akiko sakai Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: January 15, 2016
J'ai visité totalement 4 semaines chez eux . C'est une expérience vraiment v... view complete review

Helper: Sylvia and Christophe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 24, 2015
Que dire de cette expérience... Juste FANTASTIQUE!!!! Il s'agissait pour n... view complete review

Helper: Miguel del Valle González Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 4, 2015
Mi estancia fue excelente. El alojamiento y el trato personal fueron estupend... view complete review

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Helper: Cécile Rideau Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 26, 2015
kathy et Dave sont de super hôtes! Je suis restée chez eux 4 semaines, en p... view complete review

Helper: Lesley Brown Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 29, 2015
Kathy, David, Basil, Vicky, Zoe, Mimi, Rufus, Dahli, Magic, Sake, kitten, Pal... view complete review

Helper: Elisabeth Blanc Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: May 21, 2015
Kathy et Dave sont adorables et très accueillants (et pas du genre à exploite... view complete review

Helper: Delahaye Guigui Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 12, 2015
Si vous voulez en apprendre sur la nature, les animaux,la laine, la survie et... view complete review

Helper: Ornwipa Thamsuwan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Thailand Date: January 8, 2015
It's my real pleasure to stay with Kathy and Dave, and to get to know their f... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan Massiot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 4, 2014
Une super première expérience pour moi dans le monde du HelpX! Merci à Kathy ... view complete review

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From: China Date: July 25, 2014
I spent a week with Kathy and David, they are very nice people and I feel lik... view complete review

Helper: Tina Pehlke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 20, 2014
Love this crazy family! Thanks Jeanne, Bill, Kelly, Caeden and sweet Carson f... view complete review

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Helper: Thibaut and Maud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 6, 2014
Seulement une semaine s'est écoulée depuis que nous avons quitté Compton et t... view complete review

Helper: Matthew Vaughan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 15, 2014
I had a very enjoyable 5 weeks on the farm over January and February. Kathy a... view complete review

Helper: Ruquier Allison Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 18, 2013
Je viens de passer 2semaines chez Kathy et Dave et je ne peux que confirmer c... view complete review

Helper: Ellie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 25, 2013
What a lovely place to stay! This was my first helpx experience and I enjoye... view complete review

Helper: Teri and Joshua Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: August 27, 2013
We spent 3 weeks with Kathy and Dave, and the time flew by. We ended up spend... view complete review

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From: France Date: July 27, 2013


Helper: Dina DOMINGUES Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 25, 2013
I finally came back to Moe's River, I missed Kathy, Dave and the animals so m... view complete review

Helper: Barrion Caroline Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 19, 2013
My two weeks with Kathy and Dave were wonderful. They were like a second fami... view complete review

Helper: Durand jedynak Camille Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 10, 2013
Je suis restée chez Kathy et Dave six semaines, et je serai bien restée encor... view complete review

Helper: Deborah gilbert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 22, 2013
I spend 2 weeks with Kathy and Dave, we spend a great time together, they are... view complete review

Helper: Dina DOMINGUES Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 6, 2013
Kathy and Dave were my first hosts and it was really hard to leave them ! :( ... view complete review

Helper: Javier and Laurine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 9, 2013
Nous avons passés 3 semaines en compagnie de Kathy, Dave et leur famille, et ... view complete review

Helper: Blandine RIMAUD Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 20, 2013
I spent 2 weeks and a half in Kathy and Dave's house and it was really hard t... view complete review

Helper: SEILLERY la petite souris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 28, 2013
Je suis ravie d'avoir la connaissance de Kathy et Dave ! Complétement séduite... view complete review

Helper: Catherine Le Bigot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: January 26, 2013
Si vous cherchez un lieu où vous allez vous sentir comme à la maison, vous le... view complete review

Helper: Anita Colombo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: January 13, 2013
Wonderful people!!!What more could I say?! :) I spend a few days at their pl... view complete review

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