We are Karl and Rachel and Ossie who is 2 years old, he is cute and quiet.
We live in a house on a quiet street just 2 miles from Newcastle City Centre.
I like to travel and I have been to more than 50 countries and my favourites include Egypt, Albania and Bulgaria.
In the last two years or so I have hosted nearly 50 guests in single, double or self contained accommodation.
I like to meet new people and we can give you information about the local area, what to see and how to get around.
I also like the outdoors and like walking and cycling or visiting the sea and sandy beach which is only 20 minutes by metro which is as dramatic on a winter day as as summer one.
I'm a vegetarian and I don't smoke, but you can smoke in the garden though Rachel is not vegetarian.
We speak fluent English and Chinese and can understand and speak basic German, French and Spanish.