We are a fun, healthy, creative and active family - music, mindfulness, games, good food etc. My twins go to a progressive and innovative fine arts school - a 20 minute drive from home and are both extremely talented. I work freelance in media and technology and do advocacy work in social justice, the environment, indigenous rights, and for the Green Party. I believe strongly in collaboration, community, and an open door . We have a strong group of friends here in Vancouver who pop in for Sunday brunches and visits or walks. There is always, music, (piano, uke, guitar), laughter and healthy food in our home. We have spontaneous dance parties often (non spontaneous dancers need not apply). We would love to have you join us as an honorary Shende for an adventure here in Beautiful Vancouver : )
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are socially conscious people. I now work in social impact related issues and am active in a large community of change makers here in Vancouver. If you are a person orientated to working towards building a better world than there's lots we could talk about and ideas we could exchange. If language is a goal or challenge, I taught english in Tokyo many moons ago and have been a communications professional for most of my career and am happy to help you get your English to a business professional standard. And again, music and art, we are making music and art in our home constantly so at the very least you will come out of this experience with creative inspiration.
We live in a really creative, artistic, cool and funky neighbourhood close to downtown that has a healthy young bohemian vibe. There are trendy cafes, working artist studios, shops and restaurants every which way you look. It is a really fun funky neighbourhood right next to downtown, so EVERYTHING is accessible and closeby (as opposed to Vancouver's suburbs which can be a tad monotone). We go biking, hiking, skiing and hang out on Vancouver's many beaches as well.
We've come to run our house on our own but really enjoy having visitors, and our guest room is often open. My children are twins, a boy and a girl, 10 yrs old, active, intelligent and creative. We are always very happy to invite a new member into our family for adventures here in Canada. We have routines that work for us - morning and afternoon/evening things. The kids either have after-school activities or come back after 3pm. We all do chores together as a family and keep a tidy but super FUN home. It would be great to have someone who can plan fun activities with the kid on their own and explore Vancouver. We could always use help with meals and packing lunches for school etc. We can also use help with driving and picking up the kids from school, and organizing the kids activities, eg: playdates with other kids, going to parks, hiking, biking, art galleries, swimming, crafts etc.
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1 Private well appointed and furnished bedroom, next to the bathroom (shared) in the townhouse between three rooms on the upstairs. Room has a computer, scanner, yoga matt widows overlooking the front yard and onto the streets bike-lane. A closet, shelves, rack, laundry downstairs, full length mirror and some art you can choose from our small collection to interchange if you'd like. The fridge and pantry is always full of healthy food and the occasional bottle of wine. You are also welcome to borrow a bicycle or the family car if you would like to go on a short adventure of your own. The rest of the house and property is yours to use whenever and however as well, full kitchen, basement for crafts, carpentry, music, yard with trees overlooking the bike path. Our place is not far from downtown Vancouver and walking distance to all sorts of cool shops cafes and restaurants.
Adventures await you right outside our door! You are right smack dab in the middle of Vancouver, you can do whatever you like. You can bike right to the ocean on the Vancouver Seawall and walk along the beach. We are close to public transit and we are happy to lend you one of our bikes. Whether its culture or sports, you are 2 hours from skiing in Whistler and 6 hours from surfing in Tofino, and 5 mins from the Art gallery and 3 minutes from Gastown.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have built, owned and operated several startups, and digital agencies, so we're BEYOND "digital nomad friendly" ; )
This host can provide space for campervans.
We have a cat (used to have 2 but sadly lost one recently) so it depends on matching pets, but we LOVE animals.
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week