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Age: 55-65

Member since January 2019

Work city - Live the country life

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Sue and I are in our 50's and have been together for 37 years...
We have 4 kids.
I work for Bell Media Inc. Canada's largest Television and Radio network.
Over seeing Engineering & IT, Facility Management and Fleet.
Sue works for ZW Project Management Inc. as Controller and manages all office and accounting functions.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We are very much DIY.
Our home was a fixer upper and we have done all the renovations ourselves.
Into year 8 of our 10 year completion plan. May have to add a couple more years.
Spent over a year rebuilding a 1961 Seeburg AY-160 Jukebox back to working condition.
Love working on electronics, computers and mechanical projects.
Avid motorcycle riders since 1980. We have ridden coast to coast in Canada.
Sue has also start growing all our own spices and herbs as well as setup raised gardens for vegetables.
Active Geocachers.

MackeyHouse's Pets

We have 2 pets currently at home.
Two indoor rabbits: Hodor and Chewy
Hodor is a Flemish Giant and Chewy is a small Angora.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I have been camping all over Ontario since I was 5. Sue and I have camped since we met in 1983.
In all those years and trips we have never boondocked or even Walmart parked.
If it wasn't in a family members driveway we have paid to camp and 95% of that was Provincial Parks.
2010 we camped in the USA for the first time. Trip to Michigan and only last year have ventured back into the USA with a trip to New York State.

MackeyHouse's Hometown

North Gower is a small City / township within the limits of Ottawa, Ontario. Canada. We have lived on our beautiful 32 acres since moving out of suburbia in 2011. Our property is located on a dead end street and backs onto the 23,000 acre Marlborough Forest.

MackeyHouse Has 1 Host Location


North Gower, ON, CA
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MackeyHouse's References (4)

References from Guests (4)


August 2020

Peaceful night, interesting hosts

A great boondocking stay at Mackeyhouse. Wonderful spacious property, interesting multi-talented & congenial hosts.
We hope to return when we need a quiet boondocking site in the greater Ottawa area.


July 2020


These folks where exceptional hosts, great location on a beautiful property. We very much enjoyed and appreciated their flexibility and kindness.
Highly recommended!!


June 2019

Fabulous first time

This was our first boondockers experience. Rob and Sue are wonderful hosts and offer many options to where your can locate your rig on their property. We opted for the true boondock deal... no power.
Rob and Sue are experienced campers and had many stories to share.
They also pointed us to places to visit and eat in the area.
Rob introduced us to what geocaching is all about.
Sue showed us he flower garden which she is very proud of.
Highly recommend anyone to check in to MackeyHouse


May 2019

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

This was our second Boondockers Welcome stay and we really loved it! We stayed for 2 nights. The hosts have 20/30/50 amps, top-notch WIFI and also provided a fire pit!
It is a beautiful setting. We would go out of my way to stop here again. The setting is peaceful and quiet and the company from this family makes you feel like you are coming home.
Highly recommended to all Boondockers!