Comfortable, clean, memory foam mattresses on Ikea bunk beds. This is an opportunity to save a little money while staying in a clean room, sharing a kitchen and living room, and meeting friendly, inspiring travellers from around the world.
- Be respectful of other guests.
- Leave the space better than you found it.
- Clean up after yourself.
- Communicate what you need right away.
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.