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We are a bridge between Toronto and the wilderness of northern Ontario. We are an active family and we will encourage you to bicycle, camp, canoe and go on hikes while you stay with us.
We own a seasonal cafe, have two beautiful children and we're generally really busy during the summer. We have a guest room, and we need some help with the general running of our home. Mostly the help would involve taking care of our two amazing children (ages 5 and 8) and simple house cleaning. We love to welcome people to the community and Peterborough is a really fun place to be during the summer. We live close to the lake and will find you a canoe and bicycle to use! We're part of a fun community and we're pretty keen to see those that we host have a great time seeing the sites of our community.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You could learn English, teach our kids (and us) another language, learn about the non-profit work we do here in Peterborough, how to operate a cafe, ride a bicycle, so many options!
Peterborough is a fun place to be in the summer. We would love to help you find connection to this beautiful community. Our kids are beautiful and fun (8 and 5 years) and they are a lot of fun to be with.
We need help with childcare. We would love some help around our house. We can connect you with other volunteer opportunities that interest you. We are often able to show you an experience of Ontario that you would never be able to experience as a tourist.
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Guest room and bathroom within our home. Share the rest of the house with us. We can find you a bicycle and we are located close to downtown. You can also use our canoe as we are located close to a lake and river.
- Come with us to our parents cottage and enjoy nature
- Take a boat cruise along the Otonabee River.
- Walk or bike along the many trails within and outside of Peterborough.
- Little Lake Musicfest is a weekly outdoor live music running all summer long on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
- Join us at our cafe for breakfast
- Meet our friends and come to parties with us
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week
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