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School
Graduate Degrees at the University of British Columbia & the University of Victoria/Endicott College
Work
Tara (Occupational Therapist) & Nate (Owner of a Hockey Development Company)
Languages
Deutsch, English, Français
Hey, I'm Tara & Nate!
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · Member since June 2012

About Us...

We are a laid back, adventurous Canadian couple that loves our city just about as much as we love backpacking around the world. We know the value of meeting new people by sharing our home with others...had Tara not opened her home to sublet her place to Nate 4 years ago, they most certainly would not be married with a beautiful baby boy today.

Nate, born in Manitoba, has lived in numerous cities as a professional hockey player in the US and Europe (where he became fluent in German, Swiss German and French)! Nate now owns a hockey development company with his brother (another airbnb host) who lives in Washington, DC. He primarily runs hockey camps for kids and adults all over the world, as well as consults with various hockey associations and academies in the greater Vancouver area. He even developed an App for hockey coaches! Nate loves being self-employed and is proud to have never worked a "9 to 5" job...lucky guy.

Tara is proud to be born and raised in Vancouver and Whistler, two of the most beautiful places in the world! She has ventured on many solo travels around the world, but the magic of Vancouver and the west coast has always managed to draw her back home. She works as an Occupational Therapist for a private community-based rehabilitation company, working with people with mental illness as well as orthopaedic and brain injuries in the Vancouver area. She loves having people's homes and communities be her version of an office! She also volunteers at the local YMCA as a spin/fitness instructor. Tara is very familiar with Vancouver, living in 6 different neighbourhoods around the city (the west end being her favourite by far) and is excited to show off her city.

We Love...

To maximize our west end neighbourhood, travel as much as possible, run in stanley park, go out to local restaurants, cycle (especially the gorgeous Sea to Sky Highway in the summer!), drink wine on the patio, go to whistler on the weekends, snowboard, wake board, skate, play tennis and practicing yoga.

Our Favourite Destinations (hard to pick one)...

Whistler, Indonesia, Switzerland, Oregon Coast, West Coast Trail, Cuba, Central & South America, NYC, Israel & Jordan, South East Asia, India...and the list goes on...

Can't Live Without...

Coffee, our neighbourhood, mountains, ocean, activity/exercise, friends, music, our bikes, traveling, our passports, flexible work schedules.

How we host...

We'll welcome you openly into our home, neighbourhood and city while ensuring your comfort and privacy. We will do our best to give you a local view of Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Nate's great at giving directions, while Tara's great at finding them on her GPS...sometimes. What do you want your trip to look like? Dinner with locals? Use our bikes? Visit to Whistler? We're happy to help make your trip to Vancouver memorable.

What type of guests are we?...

As airbnb hosts ourselves, we are very aware of the work and trust required to open your home to strangers. We are avid travellers and will spend much of our time out exploring. When home, we love to curl up to read a book, drink some wine or coffee and relax. We are very quiet, clean and respectful and will leave your home as clean as we found it (as it's so nice when guests do that for us!). We look forward to meeting new people whether we're the host or the ones being hosted :)

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