Share our home and our culture in Ontario, Canada

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  • Last activity: 3 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Summer is here! Yay

    Stay safe and healthy out there. I am hosting, and have a full house until the end of August.

    Hello potential guest(s).. We are be seeking some help around the house with different projects, big and small, cleaning, renovations, etc. Once the warmer weather comes we look forward to hosting a new crop of wonderful travelers. Helping me with looking after, spending time with, and training my overactive and naughty puppy would be a bonus. :) I am still actively checking my messages so if you all want to book early that is more then welcome.
    I am an amateur metal caster so if you wish to learn with me we can work together and make some interesting brass, copper, and aluminum casts. Bronze will come soon,

    Our guest must be a motivated yet relaxed person who can help 3-5 hours a day. Mon-Fri. Weekends are your own.

    No couch surfers please.

    I am a retired government employee, military and police. I am not affiliated with any organization. I live in an eighteenth century Victorian home that needs assistance in finishing projects so that I can enjoy it more. Can't wait to meet you. I have a dog. (We)

    Looking for longer term guest. Talk soon.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have English teaching experience. :) I love Canadian history and culture. I have been doing this for years and have had great fortune and made many new friends.

  • Help


    General help around the house, and finishing started, but not yet complete, renovations. Interested persons must be self sufficient and able to cook their own meals. I provide all the food you can eat of course. :)
    Canadian history is important to me and I would love to share what I know.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room and board. A private bedroom, furnished. Share rest of common areas. Private 2 piece bathroom for our guests. We provide the food but you have to cook and eat it. :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Napanee is a small town and very quiet. Some local sights along the river. All manner of shopping within walking distance.

    Perspective volunteers must be willing to share experiences of life and conversation. We have done this for a few years and feel that sharing our cultural experiences and values to be so very important and enlightening. Sure we all enjoy our private and quiet time but interaction is great as well.

    Social drinking permitted. Smokers welcome but outside please. I am a smoker but always outdoors when guests are here.

    Nearest airport is in Toronto. (Pearson) I would be happy to meet you in a nearby town (Belleville/Kingston) and drive you here and getting you back to a train/bus station for your departure. If you choose to fly in to Ottawa I can pick you up in Kingston. Also, as it turns out some buses and trains come to Napanee as well so if you can get one of those it will be a bonus.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    25 foot or less

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 475256721792

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