I was born in this area, but have lived in California, New York and now, back in Essex County. I am retired from the 9 to 5 to pursue a few things I love, like sewing, hosting, cooking and traveling. I've just recently started a clothing line with my daughter called Carma (on facebook) that uses upcycled materials.
I am also a musician. Double bass and ukelele are my instruments. My husband plays guitar and mandolin. All of our children play as well. Music is a big part of who we are. You may even be able to take in a Concert at our place as we feature musicians here from time to time.
We have a cabin in the wilds of Wawa, ON. that we visit when we can. With no running water, (we pump out of the lake ) no hydro (solar and, propane and candles work for us) no flush toilet (Swedish Toilet Seat in outhouse) and wood fired sauna serves our needs. It is our peace place. We can canoe, kayak and swim to our heart's content. And living there with no amenities has shown us how little one needs to live.
Which brings us to AIRBnB. We realize that living in this big old house we own is much too big a footprint. Couple that with the belief that travel fosters peace, renting out a few rooms at a reasonable price is a no brainer.
My husband and I both love to cook and bake so there could be treats about when you arrive. Our house is filled with books that we encourage you to read. And if you play an instrument, we'd love to hear you.
We have lived in this area for many years and have been involved in the art and music scene. We can tell you about restaurants, walks, bike trails, canoe or boating spots, swimming, music........in other words, we do love what this area has to offer and would be happy to share our knowledge with you.
And in the end, as Sarah MacLaughlin says, "Only kindness matters."