Hi there, I am a mom of 5 kids. My daughter is 21 and attending school in Denmark. My 4 sons, age 17,15,13, & 10. My husband works often away from the home. We home educate our children, and travel to larger cities usually once per week. We live in a small town of 5000, and have a huge yard and garden which needs lots of work in the spring and summer. We live in a passive/solar home which we hope to change over to fully solar someday. We have animals, a dog, 3 cats, and a bird. My kids are lots of fun, adventurous, and love meeting people!
I also work as a "Doula" offering prenatal education, and physical and emotional support for moms and their partners throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery and the weeks to follow.
I love to cook and would enjoy learning new dishes from your country. We mill our own grain for bread, make our own yoghurt, butter, cheese, and try to do as much fresh, wholesome cooking as possible.
Come spring, we have a beautiful garden area with rich soil that will need planting and weeding. We have many outdoor and indoor projects we'd like to tackle. We enjoy getting our hands dirty, and I love to be creative in the house as well as outside in the yard and garden.
If you think you'd like to come join our family, please feel free to contact us and ask any questions you may have.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
My vision is to have a home where people of all ages and background can come and find relief, comfort and peace. A refuge from the busyness and stresses of life itself. We like coming together as a family and community, accomplishing daily goals and routines together.
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It's great to have someone come into our family, and help us accomplish some of the tasks which are difficult to tackle when "dad" is away so much. Nothing too strenuous...mostly fun things that would take two adults to do.
Lot's of little projects around the house....some sanding and re-staining of furniture, painting, building book boxes, bird houses, building a cobb oven and hopefully one day an outdoor sauna plus much more.
This host offers a language exchange
I am currently taking an online course in Danish and would certainly like to improve in it. My husband speaks Danish fluently. I would also like to brush up on my French and teach my boys. My oldest boys are learning Japanese and the second youngest is also learning Danish. I also have learned some American Sign Language and would be happy to learn more.
I can provide you with your own bedroom. The rest of the house is shared.
Please.....NO smoking. I am very allergic.
We live 45 minutes north of Calgary, 2 hours from Banff, and 2 hours south of Edmonton. 1 hour from Drumheller.
We can accommodate most dietary needs, but if you are solely a meat eater, or completely gluten free, or require extra foods for your specific needs, you may need to provide some of those foods for yourself.
We eat a variety of good wholesome foods, grains, meats, fruits and vegetables.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have great wifi and would consider hosting a digital nomad. My guest room has a desk as well as some other quiet place around our property.
We have a long area on our street that is right beside our property for a vehicle or campervan.
It would be great to have help for 3-5 hours/day, 5 days/week.