Fun, outgoing, health-conscious family in Beautiful Vancouver, Canada



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  • Description


    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, and indigenous rights and cultural revitalization and economic development. I believe strongly in collaboration, community, and an open door . We have a strong group of friends here in Vancouver who (used to, oh those days of lore) 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 : )

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Japanese: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    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.

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have built, owned and operated several startups, and digital agencies, so we're BEYOND "digital nomad friendly" ; )

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a cat (used to have 2 but sadly lost one recently) so it depends on matching pets, but we LOVE animals.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 726268135967