Enjoy a clean, bright apartment the heart of a vibrant intentional community neighbourhood. This is a one bedroom half-basement apartment located in a renovated 1960s 6-plex building across from our home. We have upgraded each of the units and installed solar panels on a new roof to create an attractive liveable hub for young professionals who enjoy their private space in a connected community
A clean apartment with a HD television, comfortable double bunk bed in the bedroom with a brand new Innkeeper double mattress. An Ikea Hemnes Day bed in the living room serves as a couch during the day and converts into a king size bed if needed at night.
The apartment is a 19 minute walk from downtown with access to our 200ft backyard across the road with chickens, trampoline, kids playground, and lots of trees. There is a coin laundry across the hall.
We host a weekly potluck and CSA farm food pickup every Wednesday 5pm-8pm in the summer. We close the road and invite people from the neighbourhood to gather and share food and conversation. You are invited and are welcome to join us for dinner, and/or meet some local Guelphites for great conversation.
Closest Grocery Stores:
Jones' No Frill's ($):
191 Silvercreek Pkwy N (5 min drive)
Food Basics ($):
222 Silvercreek Pkwy N (5 min drive)
Market Fresh ($$):
Royal Plaza, 10 Paisley St (4 min drive)
Goodness Me Health Food Store ($$):
36 Wellington St W (3 min drive)
Zehrs Markets Hartsland ($$):
160 Kortright Road West (7 min drive)
Please leave the space clean and organized, as you found it. No illegal Internet downloading, and no smoking anywhere on the property.
Please be respectful to the other tenants in the building, and keep noise to a reasonable level. They are a wonderful collection of local leaders, change-makers, and friends who enjoy their private apartments, and love to come together to share stories and ideas.
Please communicate any concerns right away so we have a chance to address them in a timely manner. We really want you to have a 5-star guest experience, so any feedback is very appreciated.
We live across the road and are available if you want to chat and connect, and are happy to honour your privacy if you need relaxed alone time.
We are Mike and Mary-Kate. We care about creating an amazing, supportive community of people around us, local food, sustainable living, environmental design, and having a whole bunch of fun. We live in downtown Guelph, Ontario and are at the beginning stages of transforming our house and yard into an urban farm. We have three kids, Rowan (9), Sikhona (7), and River (5), a border collie (1)(Dash), 2 cats (Tiger & Luna), and about 12 laying hens.
We've loved watching our children learn to hold chickens, discover eggs, and develop a connection with their food. We're excited to help other people get backyard hens and believe there should be a chicken in every willing backyard in Guelph.
We have started the processing of transitioning our property to a "post peak oil" way of being. We have gutted our old stone house and have roughed in solar panels, solar hot water, greywater and to heat with a kachelofen. We are currently living in the beautifully designed and partially finished results of this long term planning. We are excited to try to determine how to grow and produce as much food as possible from our incredible property right in downtown Guelph. We have crazy ideas, and are loving every moment of living in possibility.
We own a 6-plex apartment building across the road from our house. Our aim is to fill this space with interesting, creative, inspired people who we will share our lives with. Around us, several friends have purchased houses and a community with intention has started to emerge as we are able to garden together, share child care, and help each other in a number of ways.
We also own a house in the neighbourhood that is set up as a hostel/ guest house to host volunteers and short term renters. This space enables us to host three volunteers at any one time. We have enjoyed a steady stream of really awesome travellers who have joined us over the past few months to help us in a number of ways. Some of the people who have stayed have specified particular interests and others just come and become part of this community.