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Retreats

Our retreat weekends offer you dedicated time and inspirational space for your own creative projects. Use this time to catch up on unfinished passion projects, collaborate with other people in a creative zone, or find a quiet space to focus.

Our space is suitable for works such as sewing, knitting, woodworking, visual arts production, writing, research, movement and dramatic arts. Most projects can be accommodated at the cabin, where we are limited only by size. Since the kitchen is occupied most of the weekend for meal preparation, we can not accommodate individual culinary projects at this time.

Outside of the set mealtimes, you set your own schedule. Create and relax as fits you best, and we’ll do the rest! Now and then, we will have a special guest facilitating a Saturday workshop within the retreat.

Our retreats are all-inclusive, offering two nights’ accommodation and five meals.

The menus for the weekend are centred on local, seasonal food and sometimes include foraged items gathered on our own trails. The region offers us a bounty of small-farmed goods which inspire us to prepare beautiful, nourishing meals, tailored to your preferences and needs.

sample-menu

Friday night offers a meal that works well to greet guests, no matter when you choose to arrive. Sunday ends with an indulgent breakfast before we say our farewells. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available throughout to keep you fuelled and focused on your project.

Some of our favourite local food suppliers include:

Middle River Farm
GMO, antibiotic, herbicide and pesticide-free
Muskoka-North Good Food Co-Op
offering products from over 35 regional food producers
Georgian Bay Whole Foods
this isn’t that chain!
Mrs Wilson’s Kitchen
for home-style fruit pies and butter tarts

We offer pick-up and drop-off at the Parry Sound VIA station and Ontario Northland bus stop.


See our upcoming retreats.

Barter

We seek to forge meaningful connections and appreciation. As such, we place great importance on bartering as a method of increasing accessibility and subverting the concept of a capitalist transaction. If you wish to barter for part or all of your stay, please take a look below at our current needs. If there is something not listed below that you feel good about offering as a trade, please get in touch to discuss it.

Items:

Equipment for cooking on the fire-pit (grill, cooking tripod, dutch oven with legs and flanged top, utensils)
One small black writing desk (approx 36″ wide by 18″ deep)
Fishing line and tackle
Felted wool blankets
Plants suitable for an edible forest
Topsoil
A-frame ladder
Tree-tapping equipment
Lifejackets of any size
Kayak
Canoe
Solar energy equipment
Old windows
Pruning shears
Sturdy outdoor broom
Wheelbarrow
Wrenches
A good saw for logs
Snowshoes
CSA share or similar
Black or dark grey throw pillows

Labour:

Paint window and door trim
Paint all interior doors
Clear out rubbish shed and stack firewood in it
Build enclosed porch/mini greenhouse on existing porch
Remove damaged dock
Repair floating dock
Fill clerestory on bedrooms partition.
Build garden beds using old dock parts stored on-site
Remove carpet, single bed frame, and wall panelling in bunkie
Assemble double bed frame in bunkie
Replace missing window screen for one windows (approx 18×24″)
Assemble barrel-compost stored on-site (how-to video)

Knowledge:

Fishing and hunting skills
Solar energy conversion
Foraging and herbalism skills
Tree tapping
Bird identification
Singing lessons/workshop
Or propose a group workshop that you could lead.