My family and I (husband and two young children) are visiting Lansing Michigan and Northern Michigan June / July of 2014 (my home town Petoskey) and would love to swap homes with someone interested in visiting Australia's Capital. We would like to be in or near Dewitt MI for June and in or near Petoskey or Alanson MI for July as we have family there. Everything you need would be available including a vehicle for your convenience. If it doesn't suit you to travel in 2014 but you have a home available for June/July 2014, we are very flexible. We have a three bedroom, bathroom, ensuite renovated home with double garage conveniently located in south central Canberra. Public transport short walk away if you are not keen to try the opposite side of the road and the opposite side of the car. The home is kid friendly with lots of toys and a secure backyard with lots of room to play. We would love to swap with someone who is interested in a regular swap every two or three years or so.
All of the Nations attractions are here in Canberra including Australia's National meuseum, gallery, war memorial, parliament house etc. We are a very quick 2.5 hr drive to Sydney, 2 hr drive to Australia's best snowfields, and a really amazing 2 hr drive to Australia's south coast where you can enjoy the Pacific ocean at your leisure. WE may still have our house there for you to use as well but it is on the market for sale. The best part of Canberra is a chance to really experience the culture of the capital, Sydney, the bush, and the ocean in very close proximity. If it doesn't suit you to travel in 2011 but you have a home available for July 2011, we are very flexible. Consider visiting Noosa, Queensland Australia any year post November 2011 (as we are moving) and we can make a home available for you. Noosa is an amazing holiday destination for those who love the beach. It is near many of Australia's greatest attractions including one of the best beaches Australia has to offer, the Steve Irwin Australia Zoo, amazing rainforest walks, great snorkeling etc. It is where Australians go to holiday!! It is absolutely magic which is why we are moving there.
My husband and I are business owners in both Canberra and Noosa and are involved in the community we live in. We love what we do and feel so blessed to have flexibility and quality of life with our two young sons. We love and appreciate the life we have and enjoy sharing it and all we learn on this journey with others. I am a teacher as well as a stay at home mom at the moment and I am really looking forward to seeing my family in the states as I haven't been home in almost 3 years. We love the beach and being in the kayak, which you are welcome to use! We like fishing, reading, yoga, and generally being out in the world and being involved. I am studying to be a life coach and my husband a business coach at the moment and we are always learning how to parent and grow in our relationships with our children and eachother.