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CA3100

Edmonton, Kanada

Our house - architect designed, modern and accessible

Our house - architect designed, modern and accessible

Behind our house - porcupine mating season!

Behind our house - porcupine mating season!

Our back garden - backs on to Millcreek Ravine.

Our back garden - backs on to Millcreek Ravine.

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.

Rear deck - seating for 6. Looks out over ravine.  Lots of birdwatching.

Rear deck - seating for 6. Looks out over ravine. Lots of birdwatching.

Satellite view of our house showing solar panels on roof and proximity to ravine

Satellite view of our house showing solar panels on roof and proximity to ravine

Modern kitchen

Modern kitchen

View of living room from hallway

View of living room from hallway

Living room

Living room

Master bedroom - queen size bed ("King" in UK)

Master bedroom - queen size bed ("King" in UK)

Master "ensuite"bathroom - large walk in shower

Master "ensuite"bathroom - large walk in shower

Second bedroom - queen size bed ("king" in UK)

Second bedroom - queen size bed ("king" in UK)

Elevator - makes all three levels handicapped accessible

Elevator - makes all three levels handicapped accessible

TV Room on lower level

TV Room on lower level

Second bathroom

Second bathroom

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Edmonton Fringe -  second half of August. Largest fringe festival in North America. In Old Strathcona, where we live.

Edmonton Fringe - second half of August. Largest fringe festival in North America. In Old Strathcona, where we live.

Lots of open-air markets in summer time

Lots of open-air markets in summer time

Edmonton Folk Music Festival - a short walk from our house

Edmonton Folk Music Festival - a short walk from our house

Northern Lights over Edmonton

Northern Lights over Edmonton

A view of the downtown Edmonton skyline - taken from near our house on a December evening

A view of the downtown Edmonton skyline - taken from near our house on a December evening

Downtown Edmonton at Night - new bridge (credit: Terry Donovan)

Downtown Edmonton at Night - new bridge (credit: Terry Donovan)

Fort Edmonton Park -historical buildings and attractions - just reopened after three years of upgrading!

Fort Edmonton Park -historical buildings and attractions - just reopened after three years of upgrading!

West Edmonton Mall - still the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America.

West Edmonton Mall - still the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America.

Several Nature sanctuaries provide beautiful walks and birdwatching opportunities

Several Nature sanctuaries provide beautiful walks and birdwatching opportunities

Bike Trails from behind our house - through the river valley for many miles in either direction.

Bike Trails from behind our house - through the river valley for many miles in either direction.

Our house - architect designed, modern and accessible Behind our house - porcupine mating season!  Our back garden - backs on to Millcreek Ravine. Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.  Rear deck - seating for 6. Looks out over ravine.  Lots of birdwatching. Satellite view of our house showing solar panels on roof and proximity to ravine
Modern kitchen View of living room from hallway Living room Master bedroom - queen size bed ("King" in UK) Master "ensuite"bathroom - large walk in shower Second bedroom - queen size bed ("king" in UK) Elevator - makes all three levels handicapped accessible TV Room on lower level Second bathroom Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma) Edmonton Fringe -  second half of August. Largest fringe festival in North America. In Old Strathcona, where we live. Lots of open-air markets in summer time Edmonton Folk Music Festival - a short walk from our house Northern Lights over Edmonton A view of the downtown Edmonton skyline - taken from near our house on a December evening Downtown Edmonton at Night - new bridge (credit: Terry Donovan) Fort Edmonton Park -historical buildings and attractions - just reopened after three years of upgrading! West Edmonton Mall - still the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America.  Several Nature sanctuaries provide beautiful walks and birdwatching opportunities Bike Trails from behind our house - through the river valley for many miles in either direction.
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Mitglied seit

2011


Offen für einen Wohnungstausch
Tauschdaten Dauer
August 21, 2021 - September 30, 2022 2 weeks

We had tentative plans to exchange with a German couple in summer of 2021 but COVID has meant postponing that to 2022. We have family in London, UK and usually plan to spend a couple of weeks as well as another European destination. As soon as travel resumes, we are always interested in exchanges. We are retired and would welcome exchanges closer to home as well.

Modern, architect designed house in wonderful central Edmonton location - planned to be "aging in place" friendly/accessible

 

Our house is in a very central location, within sight of downtown Edmonton and backing on to a large ravine and trail system – great views and access to the river valley "ribbon of green" - trails that cross the entire city. Bike, walk, cross-country ski.... The house was built less than twelve years ago.  We planned it so that we can stay in it as we grow older.  All three floors are accessible with a wheelchair thanks to an elevator. We do not require accessibility (yet!), so our exchange can involve stairs. It is a fairly big house even though it only has two bedrooms.  We could accommodate a couple of children on futons or foam mattresses, although the house is not really “toddler” friendly.  We have two offices that could be used as sleeping spaces.  We often travel with another couple so would enjoy an exchange which could accommodate four adults, but we would also be happy with a place which would be comfortable for just us two. In a great location, we are happy with a one bedroom apartment. We could supply complete camping equipment for four if you wanted to visit the mountains or lakes. (Tent, sleeping bags, camp stove, etc.)  

In summer 2018 we spent two wonderful weeks in Amsterdam. In Summer 2019 we were in Sweden, Estonia and the UK. We had planned to be in London this fall - but...COVID. :( We are now looking at Fall 2021 at the earliest.

Do you live in a wonderful city that isn't at the top of everyone’s “wish list”?  So do we!  Let’s find out why we're proud to call our city home and what we'd most like to share with visitors. http://exploreedmonton.com/

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Familie

  • 2 Erwachsene
  • 0 Kind(er)
  • 8 Vollzogene Tausche

Beruf

  • Retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

Unser Heim

  • Art des Heims: Haus
  • Angaben zur Umgebung: In der Großstadt
  • Schlafzimmer: 2
  • Badezimmer: 3
  • Schlafplätze: 6
  • Wohnbereich: 222 m2
  • Gesamtfläche: 270 m2

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In meinem Haus

  • Haustiere - Nicht erlaubt
  • Kleinkinder - Erlaubt

Tauschtypen

  • Übernachtung mit Frühstück
  • Suche Aufnahme als Gast
  • Längerer Tausch gewünscht
  • Nicht-gleichzeitiger Tausch
  • Wohnungstausch
  • Gegenseitige Aufnahme als Gast
  • Schüler-/Studentenaustausch
  • Vermietung

Im Haus

  • kostenloser Internet-Zugang
  • Computer benutzbar
  • Klimaanlage
  • Zentralheizung
  • Kamin
  • Spiele und Spielzeuge
  • Waschmaschine
  • Spülmaschine
  • Wäschetrockner
  • Fernsehen
  • Gitarre

Außerhalb

  • Garten
  • (Dach-)Terrasse
  • Balkon
  • Spielplatz
  • Grill
  • Garage
  • Fahrräder: 2

Ausstattung

  • Nichtraucher
  • Aufzug
  • Behindertengerecht
  • Autotausch/Autobenutzung

Unsere Wunschziele

  • Offen für alle Angebote
  • Estonia
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Poland

Bevorzugte Sprachen

  • Englisch

Unsere Wohnlage

Nächster Flughafen: Edmonton International Airport (YEG) - 30 kms

Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta. Population - 1 million+.  Located in Treaty 6 Territory- Amiskwacîwâskahikan  ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ. Edmonton is known as the “Festival City”  - August brings the largest Fringe Theatre festival in North America and a fantastic 4-day folk festival that attracts many international artists.  In previous years, these have included Emmy Lou Harris, Martin Simpson, k d lang, Bonnie Raitt, Rodney Crowell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Arlo Guthrie and John Prine.  All a ten minute walk from our house!  We have short but hot summers and we cram as much entertainment into them as possible.
We are located on the edge of a ravine which is connected by a “ribbon of green” that winds across the whole city – you can bike or walk from one end of the city to the other and the trail runs right behind our house. We can supply bicycles.
We are within sight of downtown – a 5-minute bus ride or a 20-minute walk.  We live in Old Strathcona, the most vibrant neighbourhood in the city and voted the best neighbourhood to live in for 5 years in a row. We're also close to the University of Alberta.  We have two open-air street markets close by and many restaurants and bars only a walk away.
Other tourist attractions include Fort Edmonton, an open-air historical museum, the Royal Alberta Museum (great indigenous collection!), the Art Gallery of Alberta, and West Edmonton Mall – for many years the largest shopping mall in the world.
 

Beruf

  • Retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

Kind(er)

  • Wir haben keine Kinder.

Haustiere

  • Bitte keine Haustiere!

Vorstellungstext über sich bzw. Ihre Familie

  

 
We are a recently retired couple who love to travel.  Peter ran his own consulting business in the area of social policy.   He is originally from New Zealand.  Alison is a librarian and recently retired from Edmonton Public Library. We have two grown sons.

Two of our home exchanges involved hosting students attending University of Alberta for a semester (one from France, one from Sweden) We have really enjoyed the experience and getting to know their families.

 

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