Responsible remote worker exploring Canad
35, Nonprofit Director
I work remotely, so I love the opportunity to spend a few weeks or months in new places. Even staying in a different area of the same city can be quite a unique experience.
- US citizen / CA permanent resident
- police check available
- Ontario drivers license with clean record
- full-time traveler
- works remotely full-time for a nonprofit
- grew up on a hobby farm
I love animals, but unfortunately my beloved cat passed away. It'd be a joy to have a cat or dog to keep me company while I'm working. I like to go for long walks every day -- usually 90 minutes a day -- which dogs tend to enjoy.
One of the perks of working from home is the opportunity to be home to cook. I enjoy going out to eat, but I usually cook most of my meals at home. I'm happy to keep your kitchen vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, etc. It'll always be clean!
I grew up on a dahlia farm on the Jersey Shore with dogs, cats, frogs, lizards, and a range of other critters. We usually had several indoor/outdoor cats as well as a German Shepard.
When I was living with roommates, I always preferred places with dogs. Because I've often had a flexible schedule or worked from home, it was easy for me to lend a hand with pet care. Over the years my roommates had a pitbull, Boston terrier, and a black lab.
In college I fostered a shih tzus for a summer, helped her manage her anxiety and aggression, and then found her a loving forever home.
Unfortunately, I've even had experience handling emergency vet care when my cat fell ill while I was traveling. My home exchange partner handled it perfectly and made it easy for me to coordinate care with my vet.
I'm quite handy around the house and garden. I've worked with contractors to gut renovate two apartments in Brooklyn and an apartment in New Jersey. I've done my own minor renovations for two condos in Toronto.
I keep things very tidy. I generally prefer to stay in areas where I can get around primarily on foot, bike, or transit. I do have a drivers license with a clean driving record. I recently became a permanent resident of Canada, so I've been thoroughly screened by the Canadian government.
My work is to run an online peer support platform for family and professional caregivers, so I spend a lot of time thinking about healthcare, safety, and the things that make life meaningful.
You can learn more about my house sitting experience on my travel blog: remoteswap.club/housesitting or on Instagram: @remoteswap
You can see my nonprofit at thecaregiverspace.org or learn more about me at coricarl.com.
I'm a long term member (and ambassador) of CouchSurfing and have had great experiences on Home Exchange and Guest 2 Guest. I've also both hosted and been a guest through AirBnB.