Barrie, Canada


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 01, 2022 - August 30, 2023 5 days

Always available for short term exchanges in Canada or Northeastern USA, particularly those which are within a few hours drive. Ideally this would be for an extended weekend, or one week maximum.

September 01, 2022 - November 30, 2022 2 weeks

We’re cautiously considering (and eagerly awaiting!) future exchanges. We have already set up an exchange to Denmark for Spring 2022. We would consider another exchange in Sept-Dec 2022 for 1- 2 weeks.

April 01, 2023 - June 30, 2023 3 weeks

We would love to exchange with Ireland or Italy in Spring 2023! Ideally 3 weeks.

Heritage Home close to the Lake

We are fortunate to live in a beautiful heritage home in the “Old Allandale” neighborhood of Barrie. Just an 800m walk to the south shore of Lake Simcoe, we are close to the beach, walking/cycling paths, and commuter train to Toronto.

Our home was built in 1890, and like us, the previous homeowners have made sure to maintain the heritage aspects of the house. The house sits on a half acre lot, backing on to the forested area of a huge park. The park has a playground for children, as well as sports fields and community gardens.

On the ground floor we have a kitchen, formal dining and living rooms, a den/lounge, a small bathroom, a big covered porch, and backyard patio. Upstairs, we have a large bedroom with a queen size bed, full bathroom, laundry room, as well as two offices with a double bed and single bed respectively. On the third floor, we have our secluded master suite with queen bed, spa-like bathroom, and walk-out deck in the treetops. (We also have an unfinished basement, used only for storage.)

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 9 Exchanges made


  • Consultant
  • Journalist

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 320 m2
  • Total Area: 2020 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3


  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Iceland
  • Switzerland
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Português


  • Consultant
  • Journalist


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • We do not have pets.