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Do you dream of creating an off-grid, sustainable homestead?

Have you got what it takes?  What's holding you back?

Learn the basics of taking a piece of bush land
and turning it into a homestead.

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."  Albert Einstein

Join our project 
of transforming a property in Mountain Grove
into a utopian,
 off-grid, sustainable homestead.

 Jo of the Woods  blogs on Facebook: J. O. DE VRIES      
Jo of the Woods podcasts on : Spotify

Learn tips, create plans, build models, avoid costly mistakes.

Wanting to build your own tiny house?  No land?
Trailer sites available.

Activities Include:

  • Brush Cutting, Processing

  • Tree Felling, Firewood, Wood Splitting

  • Landscaping, Gardening

  • Greenhouse Design 

  • Floor Plan Design

  • Model Building

  • ​Carpentry, Masonry, Stone Work

  • Foundations, Timber Framing, Log Building

  • Raising Chickens/Pigs/maybe a pony or two

  • Beeswax Candle Making: Hand-dipped/Molds

  • Foraging/Fermenting/Smoke Curing/Drying

         ... a little bit of everything.    Let us know what you're interested in.

Tailored Workshops / Consultation

Friends/Family/Homeschool (price based on group size/tool and equipment rental).

Beeswax Candle Making:

Make a pair of old-fashioned hand-dipped beeswax candles on a woodstove.

Raising Poultry:

Breeding and raising chickens for eggs, meat, and chick sales. 

How can I help with your homesteading journey?



4119 Bell Line Rd.

Mountain Grove, Ontario

K0H 2E0 Canada

Phone is best! (613) 483-6993

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