mademoiselle70

Age: 65+

Member since January 2019

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We are both gardeners - grown our own food and have extensive flower gardens. My husband has been a leader in the field of ventilation for energy efficient homes. We love the outdoors, animals, traveling. We have a Roadtrek camper van and have loved our adventures in Newfoundland, Louisiana, the Southwest U.S. and Florida panhandle.
We are very concerned about climate change and how it will affect our four children and three grand-children. We've lived in Vermont - 25 years in the Northeast Kingdom and almost 18 years in Central Vermont - most of our adult lives. My husband is a West Coaster born in Seattle, raised on the Olympic Peninsula in the Makah town of Neah Bay and teenage years in Long Beach, California. I grew up in Montreal, speak French pretty well and have lived in Israel, mostly on kibbutz when I was a teenager.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I have taught and written about gardening, mostly vegetable gardening. My husband is a builder from A to Z. We designed and he built our passive solar house, including plumbing and electricity. He can pretty much make or do anything that involves wood as well as other materials.

We've built extensive perennial beds and after 30 years at it, I've gotten pretty good at figuring out not only how to grow things but where to put them! The latter is a more difficult skill in my experience.

I'm also a writer, have written fiction published locally, a gardening column and a few books on greenhouse gardening.

mademoiselle70's Pets

We have a cat named Sweetie and sometimes take care of our daughter's cat Lucy. We are embarrassingly besotted with both of them!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We're new to this. In our travels we've parked in campgrounds or by the side of the road, on BLM land or in Cracker Barrel parking lots.

mademoiselle70's Hometown

Montreal for me. Neah Bay and Long Beach for my husband, David Now we live in East Montpelier.

mademoiselle70's Guest Details

mademoiselle70's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

21 feet long

Our vehicle is a Roadtrek.

mademoiselle70 Has 1 Host Location

Dragonfly Gardens

Montpelier, VT, US
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mademoiselle70's References (4)

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Loui

October 2019

Very nice couple

Nice Couple that were unobtrusive glad to have you.


References from Guests (3)

Tom_Satterthwaite

September 2019

Boondocking stay in Montepelier, VT

Thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay with our hosts. Gracious people living in a great location. Our hostess toured us through her gardens, which was a special treat for us who struggle with our gardens.


NCteardrop

June 2019

Wonderful stay!

This was my first experience with Boondockers Welcome. Beautiful location and very sweet and hospitable hosts. They gave me great tips in places to see and eat. I look forward to staying with them again.


tigmot1

June 2019

great

nice people & location. gave us good advice on things to see. hilly getting there but nice gardens, quiet once your there.