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Our house - built 2008

Our house - built 2008

Back garden backs onto ravine - close to nature!

Back garden backs onto ravine - close to nature!

Porcupine mating season!

Porcupine mating season!

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

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue

Living room

Living room

Rear deck - seating for 6 - 8
Looks out over ravine, park.

Rear deck - seating for 6 - 8 Looks out over ravine, park.

Our dining room

Our dining 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

Alison and Peter in Berlin

Alison and Peter in Berlin

Downtown Edmonton from river valley

Downtown Edmonton from river valley

Edmonton Fringe Festival - second only to Edinburgh Fringe in size.  Late August.

Edmonton Fringe Festival - second only to Edinburgh Fringe in size. Late August.

Fort Edmonton - a historical park.

Fort Edmonton - a historical park.

The Edmonton Folk Festival - early August.  A short walk away.

The Edmonton Folk Festival - early August. A short walk away.

Camping in Alberta's Rockies

Camping in Alberta's Rockies

Many outdoor markets in summer

Many outdoor markets in summer

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)

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Our house - built 2008 Back garden backs onto ravine - close to nature! Porcupine mating season! Satellite view of our house showing solar panels on roof and proximity to ravine
Modern kitchen View of living room from hallway Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue Living room Rear deck - seating for 6 - 8
Looks out over ravine, park. Our dining 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 Alison and Peter in Berlin Downtown Edmonton from river valley Edmonton Fringe Festival - second only to Edinburgh Fringe in size.  Late August. Fort Edmonton - a historical park. The Edmonton Folk Festival - early August.  A short walk away. Camping in Alberta's Rockies Many outdoor markets in summer 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 (credit: Jody Mitoma)
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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 01, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Alison retires in July 2018 so after that we are very flexible with our travel dates. We have made two arrangements in summer 2018 with Dutch family and a Swedish family. We won't return until late October 2018. Alison has a sister in London so can always add a European destination to a family visit. We are interested in anything from a week to a month's duration. Probably starting in 2019.

2 weeks

Modern, architect designed house in fantastic central Edmonton location - "age friendly" and 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!  The house was built less than ten 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 2017 we were in the Vosges and Alsace area. We had a couple from Dublin in our house. We had visitors from Amsterdam here at the end of June 2018 and we will go to Europe for 4 - 5 weeks from mid-September to mid October. We have a family from Sweden staying in our house while we're away.

Icelandair has direct flights from Edmonton to Reykjavik which makes connections to Iceland or Northern European destinations easy and good value. KLM also flies directly from Edmonton. We would be interested in exchanges from January 2019 on. Next summer, we will go to Sweden and probably London to see Alison's sister, but would be glad to add another destination and our house would be available all the time we're away.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • semi-retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 223 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Canada
  • United States
  • New Zealand
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Edmonton International Airport (YEG) - 30 kms

Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta. Population =1 million+.  It 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 Ricky Skaggs.  2017 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, a living 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.
 

Occupation

  • semi-retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

  

 
We are a middle-aged couple who love to travel.  Peter has his own consulting business and is semi-retired.  He is originally from New Zealand.  Alison is a librarian and recently retired from Edmonton Public Library. We have two grown sons.

 

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