Family of three located in Oshawa, a small - big city. It has a college and a university, and is about an hour train ride east of Toronto, but close enough to hikes, ski hill, lake shore trails, mall, english language schools.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You would be able to see life in a "typical" Canadian family! Practice your English, and tag along adventures that we go on. For example, in the summer we have been camping at BonEcho National Park, visited the Toronto Zoo, the Royal Ontario Museum, berry or apple picking. In the colder months we like to go to the Aquarium, indoor swimming, family vacations somewhere warmer or skiing.
We have a family cottage that we like to spend days at during the summer close to a lake, swimming or going on boat rides to get icecream!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
*UPDATE JULY 2021*
Currently we cannot take workawayers, my grandmother who is originally from Romania, has been here since COVID started, and she is not returning until end of October back to Romania. As such she is living in the space we have for workawayers. We miss hosting people, and I will update this once we can host again! Contact us if you're looking to travel in November.
Both hubby and I work shift, so we'd love some help around the house or occasional babysitting our little girl is four. She currently attends public school, and takes the bus at 7:30 am, returns at 3:30 pm. We may need you to drop off or pick her up from the bus stop, which is a 10 min walk away. Help around the house could be cutting the grass, organizing a pantry, vacuuming, emptying the dishwasher. Really, anything that you'd be doing at your own place with your own family.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Our home is a back split bungalow. You'd have your own private space with access to a shared bathroom.
*️️️️️️Food*️️️️️️ We love to cook and you are welcome you to eat with us anytime you wish. If you have special dietary requests you can share your cooking style with us. We enjoy trying new things.
*️️️️️️Tidiness*️️️️️️ We hope that you are respectful, and can clean up after yourself.
*️️️️️️Quiet times*️️️️️️ Since both me and my husband work shift, there may be days where we need to sleep during the day. At this time it would be very appreciated it if you could be extra quiet so we can rest.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We do have great wifi connection, and you will have your own space to work in should you need to do so!
We have two driveways, there is a way to park a campervan in the back, however in our city there is a two week limit for larger vehicles parked in the driveway.
5 hours a day / 5 days a week