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richmond hill
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .12
Persons: 1 to 3.
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 46117
Region: Ontario

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Last Updated: August 23, 2017

We are a light hearted couple who live in a funky suburban house, in a lovely community just North of Toronto. We are just off of Yonge Street, which is a direct line to downtown, or to cottage country, by public transit or GO train. Steps to a local bus stop, and steps to hiking trails, two big ponds with skating in winter, and swans in summer, plus concerts in the park, pubs and restaurants, and cultural activities galore. We also have a world class live theatre (Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre), and many other recreational venues very close by.
We are ideally looking for help for no more than two weeks at a time. If you are looking for shorter or longer, we can discuss, as sometimes it just works out.

We are looking for help both outside and inside.
Inside is organizing art materials, antique books and ephemera, scanning, and more. There are many items to be posted online, and organized, and Mari needs help to sell some of her large inventory of fine art and glass jewelry. She has been battling a back injury for quite a few years, so any help is good.

She is trying to start small with some studio clean up and organizing. We also are in need of basic housekeeping, cleaning and organizing, and basic maintenance, as it is quite a large property with a lot of old trees and weeds!

Outside, we are landscaping, tree pruning, orchid care (we have many varieties of orchids we move and repot), and small building projects. We are building a shed and fixing up a children's cedar playhouse and some other property maintenance activities, including a new roof at some point. Likely the fall of 2017, or spring of 2018.

Our house is usually quite an interesting mix of friends, music and dogs at times. We have a really freindly community. We are flexible with hours and work arrangements, it will depend on time of year, and your area of interest or experience.

We offer high speed wireless internet, a flat screen tv in your room with Netflix and Apple TV, use of mountain bikes, laundry, etc., and we are happy to have you join us on expeditions to the city or country if timing is right.
We have several rooms, all are private, with a minimum double or queen size bed, flat screen tv in room, and mostly private bathroom

We have a friendly old dog, and a small little rescue named Mister Quivers (also friendly), so no dog allergies, and please no cologne or perfume, as we are allergic. And no smoking please.

If you are a musician, and\or artist, or just enjoy listening, viewing, etc., we have many instruments and opportunities to play or listen available at times. It's always interesting.
Cheers, Mari and Fraser

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