My name is Anita and my husband is Dave and we have 4 sons (4, 9, 10 and 12). Anita is a photographer/tutor/farmer/mother etc and Dave is a fisheries consultant.
We are originally from Northern Ireland but spent almost a year backpacking through South east Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Canada. We spent 3.5 years living in Windsor, Ontario, Canada where our first son was born, and 7.5 years on the South Island of New Zealand (Dunedin, Christchurch, Timaru) where our other 3 boys were born. We moved back to Northern Ireland in 2014 and live beside our farm in Fermanagh where we look after cattle and sheep with Anita's brother Alexander.
We love to travel and miss the places we have lived! Travelling with all of us is expensive now, so we are looking forward to having some great holidays in some great places and meeting some great people! We love the beach, water activities, swimming, walking, bicycling, board games, and seeing new places.
With the children we are restricted to dates when they are off school. We could travel around Halloween (end Oct), maybe over Christmas, for 10 days to 2 weeks within July or August. Our holiday home Shamrock Cottage is available all of the year except Easter, July and August (peak period for our rental) and at other times subject to guest bookings. We are open to weekends or weeks.
Ideally if we were to exchange cars then we would need at least a 6 seater vehicle. Ours is a Vauxhall Zafira 7 seater, but an old version and is small so no room for luggage with 7 people!
We are going to holiday in Northern Ireland this year (2019). We are tied to school holidays for our breaks. We would also consider an exchange at Halloween or Summer 2020.
We would be very respectful of someone's home, just as we are of our own and our holiday home.