Having led fast paced, professional careers in major construction projects Michael and Assyl decided to create a life that will bring them closer to a more traditional way of living. Assyl is originally from Kazakhstan and Michael from North East England, meeting in Kazakhstan while working on the same project in 2014. In 2015 they decided to get married and follow work to the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East, living there for just under two years. During this time they frequently travelled to Hamilton, Ontario to visit Michael’s family and fell in love with Canada. The decision was made to work towards a fresh start in the GTA.
Riverside Oasis Farm was formed when they decided to trade their city life for a simpler, more wholesome lifestyle and they have never looked back. Although this was a huge change to their roots the farm and animals give them all the motivation to keep moving towards their goal to build sustainable life and farm for themselves and the community.
What is a Yurt?
A yurt is a portable, circular dwelling made of a lattice frame and poles and covered in insulator felt and weatherproof fabric. They are a sturdy, reliable type of tent. Yurts have been the primary style of home in Central Asia, particularly Mongolia, for thousands of years.
Our yurts are sourced from a Canadian supplier who believes in sustainability and tradition. They are mostly handmade in Mongolia with deep rooted links to the history of yurt living.
Yurts are warm, breathable and rich in tradition, connecting the earth to the sky providing shelter in both rustic and modern environments.
We love our farm animals and the joy they bring to our life. They all have very different personalities and offer so much to the farm. Each animal is here for a contributing reason, not only to add a lot of fun around the place.
We provide an intimate, personal farm tour with feeding and photos with Goats, Alpacas, chickens and, of course, the super friendly barn Cats.
Once the tour is complete take your time to walk the riverside trail and take a picnic overlooking the creek, pastures or vegetable fields.
Corporate events are welcome for larger groups.
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