From: Canada

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    France, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    01/07/2020 - 04/09/2020

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  • Badges

    Super Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    Energy, good vibes and dependability... to whatever needs doing, when it needs doing.

    Living downtown in Canada's capitol, I develop small business websites, coach for health and wellness, and travel several months each year with workaway.

    Being a helpful part of someone's family or project is really important to me. With your methods or with my initiative. With energy, respect and love.

    Could be ironing, mopping, changing beds, scrubbing showers, sparkling mirrors, raking, pruning, planting, weeding... etc. etc. etc.

    Could be art projects, reading and language with children. Our son and daughter are adults now, thriving in different continents.

    For eco-projects/renovation: I never tire of repetitive work like moving/ stacking things or removing/ applying grout. Neat with attention to detail.

    For websites I coach/ empower you to be in the control seat for your own online content. Also, I build websites for workaway hosts as part of the energy-exchange. A search for my name, 'Ottawa' and 'emberry' will reveal my own site.


    Five awesome workaway experiences:
    • 3 wks at a B & B (including the business website)
    • 2 wks at a vineyard
    • 2 wks for photography and website
    • 2 wks at a huge property doing daily cleaning
    • 1 wk coaching for a business website

    - Six months running a Yorkshire Dales B & B (filling in for owner)
    - One semester teaching (private) English in Alsace, France
    - Ongoing: volunteer administrative work for a community in Ottawa
    - Since 2001: building websites (Now exclusively on Squarespace & Shopify platforms). Photography.
    - Since 2009: Teaching 'yoga for health and wellness'

    Masses of experience in ffod prep/ cooking from scratch. I contribute to your fridge and thrive without grains/ pulses.

    The joy and friendship of golden retrievers over 14 sunny years.

    (UK and Canadian passports)

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in: 

    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of: 

    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice

    Able to teach about: 

    Helping around the house
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    General household skills & high standards of cleaning
    People support including hospitality
    Business support
    Pet care
    Yoga and meditation
    Web design and eCommerce
    Teaching English as a second language

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age


  • Nationality

    Canadian and British

  • What else ...

    I love working with others of every age and background. I love working alone. Value social time and quiet time.

    A task done well + supporting others = happiness

    People + projects + progress = life is good!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements


My urban, winter balcony
children's' art project with window chalk!
A quiet courtyard in Ottawa, Canada
With workawayers
Workaway in UK
With workawayers
My website / eCommerce business
Workaway photos
Family walk with Tess
Park / family together on Lake Ontario
Snippet of my Instagram