Experience Toronto and help around the home, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Please note that I prefer to not to make plans more than 2-3 weeks in advance as my availability can change, if I need to go out of town etc.

    I recently completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering and now work full-time as a software developer. Before that, I spent a year in Chicago teaching about sustainability and energy at a small college. I've earned a master's degree in environmental science (focused on energy efficiency and climate planning).

    I've been hosting people for about four years and have mostly really enjoyed it.

    Generally, I prefer to host travelers for 2 weeks, which can be extended if I'm at available and we are both happy with the arrangement. I require proof of ID and travel insurance.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The main thing I'm able to offer is a chance to experience the social and environmental activist scene in Toronto. I'm involved with many groups, and hear about lots of interesting events, lectures, and so on. I also know the city very well, and can point you to things that you might not otherwise hear about.

    If the weather is good, in the summer and early fall, I generally try to go camping around once a month or so, and you are welcome to tag along, and see some of the Canadian wilderness. On one trip trip, I saw six moose, a black bear, a beaver, some baby foxes and lots of turtles!

    If you happen to be interested in engineering (especially electrical), math, physics, bike repair, etc, I can probably teach you things.

    And if you want to learn how to make Indian food, this is where you should come :-)

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for fun and helpful individuals interested in visiting Toronto. Looking for good company and some general help around the house.

    You will do various household and personal tasks for me - around 3 hours each day - without my needing to chase after you. Your work hours will primarily be evenings and weekends. Please be flexible as I don't know what I may need help with. And please mention if you have any special skills.

    I normally only provide breakfast unless we make alternate arrangements. You may take / make meals at the house provided you buy your own groceries.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I have a guest room that you will be staying in, on the 3rd floor of my house.

    Normal weekday curfew of 10pm and weekend curfew of 11:30pm though you can stay out later occasionally.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live about 40 minutes from downtown by subway (the subway station is a 2 minute walk from my house).

    There's lots to see and do in Toronto (the biggest city in Canada). You can visit lots of attractions like the CN Tower, Toronto Islands, Niagara Falls, many museums, parks, Chinatown, and so on. I can also tell you about lots of less touristy things that are there in the city.

    Happy to help you figure out your future travels, hang out and get to know you. Please don't be someone who is just always on their phone and does not want to interact. I'd like to learn about your country and culture and hope to share some of mine, and have you leave as a new friend.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week with 2 days off







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