We are a couple who have a nice house near the university in Waterloo ,On Canada. We are bicycling enthusiasts with bicycles the candidate could use to get around the city. We need help with an extensive garden which attracts wild birds and animals in the middle of the city. Also need help with house cleaning and maintenance. We are close to Toronto and Niagara Falls and there will be opportunities to see both. You will have your own large bedroom with private bathroom . There is a walk out to back yard and also exercise equipment and hot tub which candidate could use. Waterloo is a very progressive city with 3 Universities and a leader in new technology in Canada. Also we have a famous farmers market that runs 3 days a week and which bus tours frequent. We have a big farm community of old order Mennonites in the area. Also we are only a 1/2 hour away from the renowned Shakespeare festival in Stratford Ontario. Kitchener/Waterloo also has a Symphony Live theatre with out standing artists. There also are Drayton theatres with professional entertainment close by. The grand river runs through the cities and there is opportunity to canoe or kayak on the river. There are also many hiking trails and clubs in the area.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
See above profile re all there is in our area. English is the main language in this area and the candidate should have some knowledge of English but could improve it during the stay. The culture of the area attracts many tourists and would be a something new for the visitor. Such as the markets , the German heritage and food, and closeness to the universities with many students from all over the world. Many interesting pubs and restaurants. Local bus service down the street. Regular bus service to Toronto. We will supply bicycles, and there are many biking trails and roads lanes to explore the city and country side.
We need help for aprox 2 weeks in early October to clean up gardens trim bushes and trans plant and thin out bushes and other plants. Also need help to repair part of the deck & other paint jobs and other work around the house.
Private bright bedroom overlooking the gardens with private bathroom with shower. Use of hot tub and exercise equipment. Queen size bed.
We have been doing this for about 3 years with this type of exchange.We are flexible and will help the candidate to see sights locally and Niagara Falls and Toronto are a bus ride away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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