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richmond hill
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .12
Persons: 1 to 2.
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 46117
Region: Ontario

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Last Updated: October 31, 2017

We are a light hearted couple who live in a funky suburban house, love to cook great food, and live in Richmond Hill, 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 close by.

We are usually looking for help for no more than two weeks at a time, but we are flexible depending. 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, as well as housekeeping, and helping out with laundry if we have an Air B and B guest. 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.

Outside,in summer, 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.

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 usually expect about 4\5 hours a day, 5 days, and will feed you very well. If you have a work visa, we can sometimes find you some extra cash.

We offer high speed wireless internet, a flat screen tv in your room with Netflix and Apple TV, a separate entrance, 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 a friendly old big dog named Georgia, and a small red 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, including a baby grand piano, and opportunities to play or listen available at times. It's always interesting.

Cheers, Mari and Fraser

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