|June 13, 2020 - August 12, 2020||2 weeks|
2 weeks QUEBEC
House in Stockholm, Täby, Sweden with big garden - Summer 2020 Quebec?!
We are a family of 6 (3 girls; aged in summer 2020: 15 years, 13 years and 10 years old, and a little boy aged almost 3 in summer 2020) living in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. We are a German-Swedish speaking family and are a very experienced Intervac-family, having done 9 successful Intervac exchanges already (Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, The Netherlands). We have made great friendships through these experiences. We always treat our exchange partners belongings very carefully and also our kids are used to take care of our Intervac exchange houses.
We are interested in all kind of exchanges worldwide. Duration can be between 1 – 5 weeks. A car is not absolutely necessary, public transport works well.
Lena (39) is an energy manager at a big retail company and enjoys to hike, travel and meet new people. Lena plays tennis and does jogging. Marc (46) is an agricultural engineer and loves to cycle, play golf and do any kind of sports.
Hannah and Heidi (15 and 13) read a lot, write stories and theater plays, love to draw and do any kind of handcraft. The girls play the piano and the flute. Hannah does rowing and Heidi does horse-back riding, gymnastics and swimming. Gloria (10) loves to play with Lego, Playmobil, play with dolls and to read books. She plays the cello and does gymnastics. We have also a guitar at home.
We have German, English and Swedish books, CDs and DVDs.
We are an outdoor-family, which loves to be in the nature. We love hiking, going for a walk, cycling and exploring new areas. We like to do camping and are sportive.
We live in a very elegant suburb of Stockholm, and by car it takes you 15 minutes to the city, with public transport (bus, underground) about 25 minutes to get into the inner city. We live also very close to the airport, Arlanda, just 25 minutes to go. We are commuting to the city centre of Stockholm every day to go to work and school, so it is really not far away! The underground station is about 15 minutes by bus. There is also the possibility to take the commuter train and cycle to the station. The suburb itself is north of the town and Täby is known for its exclusive and elegant residential areas. It is a calm, very safe area with mainly families with kids. Our surrounding is called Ella Park and it is a residential estate in a park-like surrounding with a lot of woods.
Uppsala (very nice historical town) can be easily reached from Stockholm. There is a fast train that takes you in about 40 minutes from Stockholm to Uppsala.
We house is 20 years old and has about 150 m2 plus garden and garden house. The house has a very good standard and is typically Swedish. It has 5 bedrooms, with space for 9 people (6 beds for adults). The master bedroom has a double bed with enclosed dressing-room, children's bedroom 1 has two beds plus two pull-out beds, children's bedroom 2 has one bed with a pull-out bed, children's room 3 is a playroom with a bunk bed. The teenager room has one bed and a separate entrance. We have a big TV with cable TV (also English programs, Children channel etc.), a DVD recorder (with a nice DVD collection) and a very large CD collection. In the living room we have a piano, a guitar, a violine, a cello and two big sofas. We have a wide range of family board-games. There is a lot of space for playing in the living room that is connected with the kitchen. In the kitchen there are all the facilities (big fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine) and a old table for 7 people.
We have wireless Internet (fast connection) in the whole house. It is preferably that you bring your own laptop.
We have two bathrooms (one with a bathtub), one with a shower and a detached sauna!
We have a nice wooden terrace with garden furniture and parasols, when it gets hot. The garden is 1000 m2 and fenced. We have a big trampoline in the garden and a sandpit. There are several trees to climb on. There is a garden house, where you will find children garden facilites, bikes and outdoor games. We have a table-tennis, a children pool and a swing.
We have 3 adult bikes, and several kid bikes. We have also two bicycle mounted children-seats. We have a big family tent with equipment. We still have everything you need for small kids or babies (crib and more). In summer 2020 it is planned that we have a hot spa (jacuzzi) bad in the garden.
Three minutes away is a big playground in the woods, with a football ground and swings. Very safe area to ride your bike. Almost no traffic in our surrounding.
In winter can you bobsled in the garden and at the nearby lake do ice-skating. In Täby there is also the possibility to do cross-country skiing.
To the next supermarket, it is a 10 minutes walk.
We have one outdoor rabbit.
In summer you can enjoy Stockholm and its beautiful coastline. Stockholm is called “Venice of the north”. There are several sandy beaches (Baltic sea) just 10-20 minutes to go. The public swimming pool in Täby is 5 minutes away, clean and childfriendly. The nearest lake (Rösjö lake) offers a sand beach. There is Stockholm has more than 200 museums, all very children adapted. Stockholm’s extensive public transport system makes it easy to get around and discover hidden corners of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. We can give you good information and ideas what to do during your stay.
Rösjö lake is just 5 minutes far away, where you can do skating or cross-country skiing. The nature is wonderful, a lot of forest and nice paths. We normally have snow during winter months. You can even do skiing Väsjöbacken, just 15 minutes drive - we have all the needed equipment. Especially Christmas is wonderful here, all the lights and the atmosphere.
Our previous exchanges to:
1) Winter 2010 - Sweden (Upplands Väsby)
2) Summer 2011 - Germany (Berlin)
3) Autumn 2011 - Sweden (Uppsala)
4) Summer 2012 - Sweden (Täby)
5) Easter 2013 - Belgium (Brussels)
6) Summer 2013 - Germany (Hannover)
7) Winter 2013 - Finland (Helsinki)
8) Summer 2014 - Ireland (Lismore)
9) Summer 2015 - Norway (Bergen)
10) Summer 2016 - Iceland (Rejkjavik)
11) Summer 2017 - Denmark (Kerteminde)
12) Summer 2019 - The Netherlands
13) February 2020 - Switzerland
14) Summer 2020 - ? Canada ? open for all suggestions
- 2 Adults
- 4 Children
- 11 Exchanges made
- Energy Manager
- Agricultural Researcher
- House Type: House
- Floor: 2
- Environment: In the suburbs
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 7
- Living Area: 155 m2
In my house
- Pets - Allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Bed & Breakfast
- Hospitality wanted
- Long-term exchange wanted
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Youth exchange
- Renting possible
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Hot tub or jacuzzi
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Other musical instruments
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Sauna private
- Private swimming pool
- Bicycles: 5
- No smoking
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- United Kingdom
- Boston, MA, USA
- Energy Manager
- Agricultural Researcher
- Girl - Age: 9
- Girl - Age: 13
- Girl - Age: 15
- Boy - Age: 2
- 2 Rabbits living in the garden
About Our Family
We are a very open family, good organized, structured and tidy. Our kids go to a private school in Stockholm (so we commute to the town every day), like to read, write stories, make music, but also like to be outdoors (playing soccer, horseback riding, biking). We have a lot of Lego and Playmobil, German, Swedish and some English children books. Same for Dvds and CDs (stories). There is a very big new trampoline, a sandpit and a slide in the garden. We have fresh fruits and vegetables in the garden in summer. We have 3 adults, 4 children bikes and baby seats.
We have all stuff for horse riding, tennis. A piano in the exchange house would be great, as one of our daughters plays piano every day.
- music (piano, violine, flute, guitar)
- outdoor (horse, soccer, golf, tennis)
- books (English, Swedish, German)
- board games
This member has completed 11 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: