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CA3100

Edmonton, Canada

Our house -architect designed, modern and wheelchair accessible

Our house -architect designed, modern and wheelchair accessible

Lots of outdoor farmers markets all summer long

Lots of outdoor farmers markets all summer long

Edmonton's Folk Music Festival

Edmonton's Folk Music Festival

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.

Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.

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

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

Fort Edmonton - a historical park.

Fort Edmonton - a historical park.

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

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

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 (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma)

Northern Lights over Edmonton

Northern Lights over Edmonton

Our house -architect designed, modern and wheelchair accessible Lots of outdoor farmers markets all summer long Edmonton's Folk Music Festival Front deck - off kitchen. Weber gas barbecue.  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 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 Fort Edmonton - a historical park. Downtown Edmonton at Night - new bridge (credit: Terry Donovan) A view of the downtown Edmonton skyline - taken from near our house on a December evening Downtown Edmonton (credit: Jody Mitoma) Northern Lights over Edmonton
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2011


Disponibile per lo scambio
Date per lo scambio Durata
June 01, 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 - "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 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 Summer 2021 at the earliest. W

KLM, Westjet and Air Canada fly directly from Edmonton to various European destinations.

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 nostra famiglia

  • 2 Adulti
  • 0 Bambini
  • 8 Scambi effettuati

Occupazione

  • Retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

La nostra casa

  • Tipo di casa: Casa
  • Ambiente: In città
  • Camere da letto: 2
  • Bagni: 3
  • Posti letto: 6
  • Superficie calpestabile: 223 m2
  • Superficie totale: 270 m2

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Nella mia casa

  • Animali da compagnia - Non permessi
  • Bimbi piccoli - Benvenuti

Tipi di scambio

  • Bed & Breakfast (indicare il numero delle persone)
  • Si richiede uno scambio di lunga durata
  • Scambio non simultaneo
  • Scambio casa
  • Scambio di ospitalità
  • Scambio tra adolescenti
  • Case in affitto

All'interno

  • accesso ad internet gratuito
  • Computer a disposizione
  • Aria condizionata
  • Riscaldamento centrale
  • Camino
  • Giocattoli
  • Lavatrice
  • Lavastoviglie
  • Asciugatrice
  • Televisione
  • Chitarra

All'esterno

  • Giardino
  • Terrazza
  • Balcone
  • Parco giochi
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Biciclette: 2

Cosa offre la casa

  • No fumatori
  • Ascensore
  • Adatto a persone disabili
  • Uso/scambio della macchina

Lista destinazioni preferite

  • Aperto a tutte le offerte
  • Estonia
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Poland

Lingue parlate

  • Inglese
  • Francese

Il nostro quartiere

Aeroporto più vicino: 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 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.
 

Occupazione

  • Retired social policy consultant
  • Recently retired librarian

Bambini

  • Nessun bambino

Animali da compagnia

  • Non abbiamo animali domestici.

Circa la nostra famiglia

  

 
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.

 

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