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Edmonton, Canada

Our house - modern, architect designed, accessible, energy efficient.

Our house - modern, architect designed, accessible, energy efficient.

Seating outside Bedroom 2

Seating outside Bedroom 2

Our back garden - backs on to Millcreek Ravine.

Our back garden - backs on to Millcreek Ravine.

Behind our house - porcupine mating season!

Behind our house - porcupine mating season!

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 - we've just replaced this with a 60" Smart TV

TV Room on lower level - we've just replaced this with a 60" Smart TV

Second bathroom

Second bathroom

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

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!

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)

Fall 2022 in Millcreek Ravine (behind our house)

Fall 2022 in Millcreek Ravine (behind our house)

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.

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Membre depuis

2011


ouvert aux échanges actuellement
Dates de disponibilités Durée
April 01, 2024 - October 31, 2024 2 weeks

We have family in London and we're retired, so can be very flexible.

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Modern, architect designed house in a fantastic location in central Edmonton - Alberta's capital city- designed to be accessible and allow us to "age in place"

 

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 go from one end of the city to the other. Bike, walk, cross-country ski.... The house was built fourteen years ago.  We planned it so that we can stay in it as we grow older.  All three floors are accessible thanks to an elevator and "at grade" entrance.(i.e. no steps) 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 sometimes 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.)  Also bikes.

We have had wonderful exchanges in France, Sweden, The Netherlands, etc. For a European exchange, we are hoping for summer of 2025. We are always happy to consider an exchange closer to home.

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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La famille

  • 2 Adultes
  • 0 Enfants
  • 10 Échange(s) réalisé(s) précédemment

Profession / Occupation

  • Retired social policy consultant
  • Retired librarian

Le logement

  • Type de logement: maison
  • Environnement : en ville
  • Chambres: 2
  • Salles de bain: 3
  • Nombre de couchages: 6
  • surface habitable: 222 m2
  • Superficie totale: 270 m2

Les références d'échange

Particularités

  • Animaux domestiques - NON Refusés
  • Enfants en bas-âge - OUI - Acceptés

Transactions proposées

  • Recherche hospitalité
  • Échange de longue durée
  • Échange non-simultané
  • Échange de maisons
  • Hospitalité offerte
  • Échange linguistique entre jeunes

Confort intérieur

  • accès internet
  • ordinateur à disposition
  • air conditionné
  • chauffage central
  • cheminée
  • jeux et jouets
  • lave-linge
  • lave-vaisselle
  • sèche-linge
  • télévision
  • guitare

Confort extérieur

  • jardin
  • terrasse
  • balcon
  • aire de jeux / parc
  • barbecue
  • garage / parking privé
  • vélos: 2

Équipements

  • maison non fumeur
  • ascenseur
  • adapté PMR (personnes à mobilité réduite)
  • prêt/échange de voiture

Destinations souhaitées

  • Ouvert à toutes destinations
  • Scotland, UK
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Poland

Langues parlées

  • Anglais

Carte de situation géographique et informations complémentaires

Aéroport le plus proche: 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, Campus Saint-Jean and the French Quarter.  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.
 

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Profession / Occupation

  • Retired social policy consultant
  • Retired librarian

Enfants

  • Aucun enfant

Animaux domestiques

  • aucun animal de compagnie

Informations sur la famille

  

 
We are a recently retired couple who love to travel.  Peter ran his own consulting business. He studied at the London School of Economics - his area is 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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