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Richmond British Columbia V7E 2J1 Canada

Listing # 47704


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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Character 4 bedroom home in Richmond/Vancouver, Canada

(See http://www.bioteach.ubc.ca/houserental/houserental.html for higher resolution pictures, house plan, etc)

Come to the West, and explore Vancouver, our mountains, and the beautiful coastal communities of British Columbia. Perfect for folks who want a home base to explore big and breathtaking Western Canada scenery.

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We're a family of 4 (a teacher, an academic, and two teenagers) who are looking for folks interested in a home swap. Ours is a 2400 sq ft character home in a nice neighbourhood, short walk to historic Steveston Village (or Storybrooke from ABC's "Once Upon A Time"), 40 minutes from UBC, 30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver, 30 seconds from the coast. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, library/living room with fireplace, large open kitchen/family room , craft room, playroom, and a big backyard. Perfect for family living. Basic cable, internet/netflix/playstation4, basic phone and a large library of books (literary fiction, non-fiction science, and graphic novels especially well covered).

The house is available for house swapping, particularly with locales in England, Wales, Scotland, France and/or Europe generally. Renting is also a possibility, although preference is on the house swapping option.

Note, pet allergy sufferers: the household normally has a dog (a friendly golden lab) and two cats. For visitors, we will arrange boarding for the dog and cats unless you prefer to have them around (we can negotiate discounts, provide funds for pet boarding, extended stays, etc). We can also arrange for use of our minivan and a cornucopia of camping gear if there is interest or need.

Best dates are the upcoming summer (for 3 to 4 weeks), and we're also interested for dates around an upcoming sabbatical (May 2018 to August 2018). For house swapping, we would need your residence to sleep four.

Link for more pictures: http://www.bioteach.ubc.ca/houserental/houserental.html

Link for local activities (a website we made for a previous home swapper: Note it has dog stuff because that time, the family also wanted to look after our dog when she was a puppy): https://tawelfaguide.wordpress.com/

Link for details about owner: http://thisishowitalkscience.tumblr.com

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
4
Number of Bathrooms
2
Number of Offices
2
Surface Size
2400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Saturday, July 1, 2017 until Friday, August 18, 2017
Available from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 until Friday, August 31, 2018
Minimum Stay
2 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
No
Comments on Dates
Preference for stays between 2 and 4 weeks in summer 2017. Longer house swap for 2018 dates.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Richmond
Postal Code - State or Province V7E 2J1 BC
Country Canada
Neighborhood Keywords Steveston, Richmond
Closest University University of British Columbia
University nearby Simon Fraser University




Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London
City
London


Country
United Kingdom








Destination 2: Edinburgh
City
Edinburgh


Scotland
Country
United Kingdom







Destination 3: Copenhagen
City
Copenhagen


Capital Region of Denmark

Neighborhood Keywords
Denmark
Country
Denmark


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, July 15, 2017 until Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.

Surroundings:

  • Rural Environment
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
Negotiable
Car Available
Yes

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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In Vancouver, I run a science literacy lab with a particular emphasis on developing programs that partner science with the creative arts. Also do a little writing on the side - literary science humour (if such a genre exists!)
http://thisishowitalkscience.tumblr.com

http://bioteach.ubc.ca

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