About This Listing
Great cheap place to stay in the city. you stay with either me(i think im alright and pretty effin fun) or my new roomie/helper Stas(alse great and awesome). we will take you to fun places and show you some things you should not miss in the city!
IMPORTANT, haha..>>MY HOUSE BURNT DOWN!!! shit eh? no more amazing adventures with all you Airbnb lovelies. i cant believe its gone:( oh well..i had the greatest time every sharing my space with all the wonderful people i have met over the years:)
Hey yall! So for the next little bit its going to be Stas at the house and not me, but from the last 3 guests ive heard that hes been amazing so dont fret because im not there...we are both fun and Stas is really excited to meet you new people! I will definitely still help you out with getting to know the city but it will be remotely here from thunder bay:) !
I love game of thrones...if you wanna talk about it with me i will dock 5 dollars easy from your stay;)
Ok...so my house is, how do you say....special? Yes, very special...I call it the one person shack...its a tiny little war time house that i have turned into a little piece of heaven:)
It is a two bedroom with one bathroom and a Kitchen/living room combo space. The back yard is a room onto itself! i have a shed back there that is actually another bedroom and its where all the amazing dinner parties go down! The "SHED BED" as i like to call it is more for me when the rooms in the house fill up. i have one room with a door and one room with a curtain...its a pretty great curtain. The house is full of my art so that is pretty cool to be sure! (juuuuust throwing it out there..in the winter my back yard is not as cool. haha. so like right now, its just covered in snow and old party fossils;)
When a guests comes and stays with me they should expect the absolute greatest time of their lives, haha....i mean i want to make that sound less intense..but its kind of true! Its not all me and my house...generally people rule, so they play a big role in making there time here THE BEST! Food wise, if im there, the fridge will be packed with healthy stuff that you are more then welcome to get at. If I'm not there then i will make sure that there is Milk and cereal and eggs and stuff for you to make breakfast:)
MY NEIGHBOURHOOD IS AMAZING!! East side for LIFE! its totally great where i live and there is actually an insane amount of transit that will take you anywhere in the city you need to go! All my neighbours are great and it is just a warm amazing environment to have a blast in.
Honestly you gotta just get over here...if i get a chance to show you this city, you aint never gonna leave;)
haha...so there are a couple things i do not have and will probably not get in the near future
- A door for the big room....love the curtain and you will too. most of the time guests stay in the room with the door. that being said, no one has complained about just having a sheet!
-My oven does not work. sorry bakers...this is not your jam! The stove top works(ok..the left elements work...i cant seem to figure out this stove of mine...but yah you will have the ability to make food;) like a gem just no oven!
-no microwave. never understood those bad boys.
- pretty much all my faucets leak in some way shape or form...but only in an nnoying way...its not gonna cause any problems...the bathroom one just makes this drip sound if you dont turn it off all the way....so like, just turn it off all the way, haha. kitchen, use the right sink. done, easy;)
i dont know what this means...but you have access to whatever you want...my maidenhead excluded(if you watch game of thrones then maybe...im obsessed;)
Interaction with Guests
hahahah. Oh man. if you read the reviews you will see that i kind of infiltrate your lives for the better:) that being said, if you are not a fan of human interaction(which is totally fine) i will leave you alone...i will urge you to come with me to at least see the best view of toronto...after that you can be completely alone...i mean i might make you breakfast in bed by accident one day but ill learn from my mistakes;)
This all being said , im moving soon and have another awesome friend(Stas) looking after the house. he is also cool but respectful of peoples privacy or lack there of:)
MY NEIGHBOURHOOD IS AMAZING!! did i mention that we just acquired Torontos only mechanical bull!!!
great restaurants, lots of stuff to do. its one of toronto new little "cool"spots...i mean that means nothing but its awesome none the less. if you like coffee we actually have the greatest coffee shop in the world!!(rated by all my guests who have come here!)
SO EASY. i live at like a public transit junction. you can honestly get anywhere so easily via street cars that run 2 blocks from my house
Other Things to Note
haha..my house may change your life
not really to many rules. I give you a key and you can use it whenever you want, haha.....bring people over, but only if you tell them before hand that you are not cool with them stealing my shit, haha.
if you want a bunch of people over just let me know..i realize that travelers can be popular, just let me know..would rather be there if there are bunch of people over...but generally im super cool and fun so no big deal.
Dont break stuff...that would be awesome.
im really easy to live with.
clean your dishes...but not even really...as long as you soak your stuff ill clean everything.
Eat what you want out of the fridge...just be mindfull that i eat too...stick to 3 meals a day, haha. I make all my meals...so ill double it up if you want some grub. if you eat something and finnish it just let me know what you finnished so i dont come home craving something and then its gone...i will just cry...better to avoid that.
The BEAUTIFUL backyard!! i spend all summer back here! its so cool and amazing...heat wave in the city?? yah right. always cool and relaxing.
a huge thanks to ricky for sharing his sweet little space with me. the house has a peaceful energy to it and was a great place to come back to. additionally the location couldn't have been better (streetcars super close and tons around to just walk to). i absolutely fell in love with toronto just like he says you will! although i didn't get to meet ricky in person, he gave me great advice on what to do, how to get there, and even offered to walk me (by phone) to his fav coffee spot! just go! you'll be glad you did!
Little house in the city is absolutely amazing. Its in a great spot thats easy to get anywhere and its cosy and colorful. If u love amazing people stay here because its hosts.... Stas and Ricky are two of torontos finest people. They are lovely and welcoming and it feels like u are staying with warming friends rather than hosts and they are just incredibly awesome fun guys. I would highly recommend them to anyone awesome and going back to T-dot i wouldnt dream of staying anywhere else.
Ricky is the coolest guy ever! A talented artist and kind person, he is trustworthy and honest.
I'm sad that I have to write this review.. because it means my time at Ricky's is over!! I was lucky enough to stay with Ricky for a month or so and everyday was awesome in one way or another.
Ricky is a truly wonderful person who wakes up with a giant smile, makes you the most delicious smoothie of your life, brings you to hang out with his friends and takes you along on whatever adventure he is embarking on that day and then insists on doing your laundry for you.
I could go on and on about the good times.. but I will always remember how Ricky reminded me about the important things in life.. loving everyone around you, staying positive and being spontaneous. Anyhow.. now that a tear is rolling down my cheek.
The bottom line is, if you can stay with Ricky, do so. If you get to hang out with him you will have a great time, you will eat like a champion, you will laugh, maybe cry, you will have a new bedtime music playlist, you will have amazing stories and you will certainly leave a better person.
P.S. When Ricky opens his hostel with the lovely Kata, it will be the world's greatest hostel.
Wow if you want fun, this is it.Only stayed one night , not even, and a lot happened in a couple hours, that defines the kind of host Ricky is. Having no phone he suddenly realized he had a wedding to attend, got dressed (quite appropreitley for an artist) and headed out. Insisting he give me a ride to the concert I came to town to see,, first. The next morning he left for work as i slept, he left me a nice note and i did too along with money for the ride to the show. The best part was the next day at home i got an e-mail from Rickey calling me a DORK for leaving the money. Ya gotta love a guy like that. I laughed all day at that after only hang'in with him for a couple hours. What a guy, what a place. Not a palace ,,,but who needs a palace when you have warm comfortable and eclectic place to stay. Everything is there for you, and if you require more, go some where else.Stay at the Litte house in the City. you will love it, and the best host, Ricky....
Before I’ll start to judge about you and your Toronto-accommodation, I have to explain to the audience that I haven’t stayed for 1 month – I lived with you 2,5 month – and it feels like I’ve been with you over a year! And how can one write a review about a year?! Thats impossible...but even if this here is suppose to fail, I’ll try my best to give an idea what it means for me to live with you in the beautiful 43 Cummings St., Toronto.
Living with you for me meant really LIVING WITH YOU! I wasn’t just staying in your house, sleeping in my room, taking awesome hot showers and eating all the things i like out oft he fridge... – you gave me the feeling to LIVE in Toronto on the one hand and be WITH YOU on the other – and I’ve to thank you for this.
I could give a million of examples for great adventures, experiences and opportunities I should be grateful for: a lot of tie-dye, „free clothes“ out of a „friends“ apartment, the exercise-sessions on the playground, great 4 nights of party on Halloween, some good and some really bad movies, a lot of awesome „Beavertails“ AND of course the 3 bedtime-songs wouldn’t be part of my life without you! But we not just had fun in Toronto: „Rainbowfalls“, a wonderful „Junk food-Videogame-Star Wars-Thanksgiving“ with your family in Ottawa and my 2 days of „French-Coffee-Bagel-Montreal“ with your best friend couldn’t happen without you either!
What is a year without the different seasons? For me it feels like we had our own spring, summer, fall and winter together and ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’! And even if you told me this several times, I finally begin to believe that “we had the best time ever”! Thank you so much for allowing me to take place in your place and for spending a surreal year together – for me there was not one moment of regret and if I wouldn’t have to be somewhere else I would do it again, as long as you would let me! ;)
About the Host, Ricky
I'm a fun young guy who loves to show people a good time. I'm an artist and a traveler and a lover of short shorts. I'm tall, slightly scared of a heavy beard and am constantly looking for caves that lead to magic and stuff.
oh...if you have a heavy beard, please come...i need to work on this silly fear!
Im also another person as of this week ,haha. Im moving to Thunderbay to open a hostal(I really liked hosting with airbnb these last 3 years so im going big!) so i will be in and out of TO. My friend Stas, who is AMAZING, will be at my place in my absence. yall will get along just fine;)