We are a family with 1 teen and 2 adult kids. My husband and I work from home, so we do have time for our guests. I love skiing, art, outdoors, cooking, and of course music. All kids play instruments. We have a beautiful house with a big garden just one street from the Gatineau provincial park and with bike paths leading to the center of the city.
We LOVE and do a lots of sports. Cross-country skiing is my favorite. We have access to the ski trails after crossing just a few streets. In winter my son was skiing to school every day. It was much faster than the bus. But it can be as cold as -28C early in the morning! Skating is a must here! Especially on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa (the largest skating rink on earth). A downhill ski center is 15 min away by car.
We all speak English and French. All kids and me can speak Czech, older boys and I speak German, understand Italian and bits of Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic. I speak Russian as well. We love to learn languages.
We are 12 min form the center of Ottawa by car, 35 min by bus. We have bikes for guests, access to a swimming pool and the most incredible nature all around us. Our subdivision is quiet, but well equipped with stores of all kinds.
We have hosted many times and love it. We are interested in guests that want to create lasting friendships.