Visit our large family and get a true Canadian experience in the countryside between Montreal and Ottawa, Canada .

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    29/09/2022

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    We are a large family with lots of adult children living nearby as well as 23 young grandchildren. The head of the household is handicapped. We love people. We are protestant (Reformed Presbyterian) and have 2 dogs and a couple canary birds and a dozen chickens . We are located half way between Montreal and Ottawa. We travel to the two cities regularly. English is spoken in the house with French and Dutch also understood. My children like to sing, play soccer, hike, swim, Canoeing, dance, horse back ride and play board games and snow board. We also enjoy various kinds of music and have a piano and organ. Our house is located in the country side but within 10 minutes drive of the town of Lancaster. There are walking and bike trails close by our house.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ensino
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Welcome to Canada, where we are all made up from immigrants that have settled here. Our family background is Canadian-born but with Dutch heritage. We have 9 adult children each one married to a different ethnic group like: Bolivian/Irish, British/Dutch , Native indian/French-Canadian, Scots and German .We enjoy discussions around the table about philosophy and theology and enjoy learning about other cultures and meeting new people. We have been told that we have excellent spoken English and have been very helpful in teaching new skills and in explaining the English language. We like showing our local heritage sites and love going to museums, nature walks and adventure activities like: hiking up mountains, visiting water parks, paintball, snow boarding/ skiing, brushing horses, canoeing...When people come, we ask what kinds of activities and sites they would like to see and do, and then we plan our week accordingly.
    So when you come you must try local specialties like: beaver tail pastries, smoke meat on rye bread, bagels with cream cheese, our local Lancaster perch ( fish) and poutine, as well as some different meals from all over the world. A true Canadian experience.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We are still finishing building our home so there are lots of jobs to do like: finishing our garage, painting jobs, finishing a bathroom, trim and molding to put up, building and repairs... Robert was a aircraft mechanic so, if you are mechanically inclined, you will really enjoy the lessons he can teach you in mechanics and material science as well as the hands on experience in machine repairs and maintenance ( tractor, back hoe, riding lawn mowers, whipper snipper, wood splitter, chain saws ...) . Lia is a gardener, who used to have her own business and has lots of knowledge and tips to share about gardening and cooking. The large garden needs weeding, hauling wheel barrels of wood chips, help with harvesting, processing the vegetables and fruits for our large family. Learn to drive a tractor. There is always house work to do as well like: vacuuming , dusting, washing floors, painting....In the winter there is always some snow to shovel, fire wood to stack and haul... We have lots of grandchildren coming to visit who love to have people read them stories and help bake cookies.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Holandês: Intermediário
    Alemão: Iniciante

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  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    We have both individual and shared room accommodations. We all share 2 bathrooms until the next bathroom is finished. The bedrooms are large and we have a spacious kitchen. We provide towels, face cloths, soap, bed or mattress and linen, pillows, blankets.... you bring personal toiletries. Our house is air conditioned in summer. We heat mostly by solar and fire wood during the winter. Our family enjoys movies and music in our recreation room in the basement and like lounging around or reading in the large, bright, open living room upstairs or hanging out to watch the sunset on the porch. We have an organ and piano and welcome anyone who can teach us guitar.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Be prepared to get dirty working and also there is some construction so bring good closed shoes/boots and bring clothes that can get paint on them. Bring slippers for wearing inside. Most people prefer working in jeans and t-shirts and sun hat/cap for the summer and lots of layers like sweaters and thermal underwear for the winter. If you need to purchase any these items... we love going shopping! Let us introduce you to thrifting.
    We take amateurs and will train you.
    We love people and are open to different points of view and cultural differences but we won't tolerate rudeness or disrespect towards anyone and would have to ask people to leave if they are disrespectful/rude .
    A few rules: clean up after yourself, please don't leave toiletries and clothing items lying around. Help with the clean up of dishes please, and no girls in boys rooms and no boys in girls rooms, (unless married couples get their own room). Let us be considerate of each other and call/share if there are changes of plans or going to be late. On Sundays we go to church and hope you'd like to come with us or if you would like we can drop you off at a train station and you can visit Montreal for the day. It costs about $12 for the train and metro/bus pass for the day. Several days of the week someone goes to Ottawa where we could drop you off at a bus for the day.
    We have a large extended family. There is always something going on, join in the fun and commotion and be prepared to be flexible.
    Welcome to our home we're honored to have you visit us.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We have unlimited fast internet.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Lots of parking space.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    We have a dog that is allowed inside but not allowed on the furniture.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    up to 5 hours/day, with Sunday and Mondays off. This can be negotiated as opportunities arises for activities.

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)
























































Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 762719372787