Age: 45-55

Member since March 2014

Young(ish) family that loves to travel

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Dad is a Photography and Graphic Arts teacher of German extraction. Mom is a homemaker, volunteer and organizer of Japanese background, who keeps our two active boys out of trouble. Our families live abroad, and we love to travel to visit them, welcome them here, or hit the road.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We love to cook, can share photo and technology tips, Dad fools around with computers a lot. Pretty handy with tools, happy to help guest where I can.

Takara's Pets

No pets, but like them!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Quiet places in Nature, where we can explore. We loved all the Boondocking in National Forests throughout the western states, and met many friendly boondockers all over the continent!

Takara's Hometown

Saitama JP, Nuernberg D, and Richmond, BC

Takara's Guest Details

Takara's Rig

Sold our Rig, but are still welcoming guests!

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Richmond, BC, CA
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Takara's References (15)

References from Hosts (3)


August 2016

Nice Family

Takara and Family stayed for 2 nights and they were very enjoyable. We had burgers on the day they arrived and had a very good time sharing experiences.
I would not have any hesitation in recommending them on their travels.



July 2016


"Takara" and his two sons visited Niagara Falls for a couple of days. They were very pleasant and we had some nice conversations. I was able to spend some time with them and show them "the falls" at night with the lights and fireworks display.

I wouldn't hesitate to have them back again and hopefully be able to spend more time exploring the Niagara area. There is so much more than just "the falls".

I highly recommend TAKARA and his family as BDW guests.


August 2014

Very quiet guests

These folks arrived so quietly and left so early and quietly the next morning I totally forgot they were here. Love to have visitors like this and so do my neighbors!!!

References from Guests (12)


June 2018

Friendly, Convenient

Unfortunately, I was sick when we arrived and jumped right in to bed, but my husband met these friendly hosts and had a nice chat with them both. This location is convenient to the ferry and very close to the quaint town of stevetson which is fun to spend a few hours in. Good location. Thank you so much.


April 2018

Fabulous Hospitality!

What a great place to stay! Rainer and co were awesome! For our first boondocking experience this was absolutely awesome. The hospitality was amazing, Rainer provided us with our hook up and a folder with local places to visit.
We felt very welcomed! Thanks for the wonderful hospitality Rainer and co!

Fresh Campers

October 2017

Brilliant hosts , great local knowledge and recommendations

It was our first ever stay from this website and it was fantastic, Rainer and Takara were great hosts , laid on water , WiFi and power for us , very friendly , and had loads of great tips for the local area and things to do in Vancouver area . Highly recommended


September 2017

Wonderful People!

We were very appreciative of the warm welcome offered to us by this family.

The kids loved the yard, and we loved chatting with Rainer especially.

He had lots of advice which was massively helpful and is an all around great guy.

His wife and children are also friendly too.

Thanks again and look us up when you visit England! :-)


August 2017

Very nice stay

We stayed 2 nights in Takara's home. Very quiet and nice area. He make us feel very confortable and gave us a lots of tips to visit Vancouver and the area. We also enjoyed a lot talking with him, we even wish we could have some more time to talk with him! Very nice family!! We had a restful time here.


July 2017

Very nice stay in Vancouver

We had a very nice stay in Takara's house. It's very easy to visit Vancouver from their home.
Rainer was very helpful, from visiting Vancouver to choosing a new lens !
Kids were very happy to play outside.
We would be pleased to welcome them at home in Europe even if they don't have a motorhome !


June 2017

Very gracious hosts

We stayed here one night. Nice quiet location. Hosts were very kind and knowledgeable about the area. Would stay again.

french family

March 2017

Very nice family

We were Takara's guests and we really enjoyed knowing them and their 2 beautiful sons. We shared very pleasant times. They made us very comfortable.
We hope to see them again. Maybe in France ?
Thank you very much!


September 2016

Great Location

Our host was very available to us. We had great conversations about Vancouvers's culture and history. The spot is in the suburbs, but we were able to slide out our 35ft RV. Also, a nice short ride into the city by RV. I took a bike ride in the area and was happy to find biking/hiking trails right on the coast including whale watching ships. Great hosts and great town full of history.


May 2016

Awesome hosts

This was our first boondockers welcome stay and what a great way to start. Very friendly welcome from the family. Really appreciated the loan of a few tools to help with our set up (we traveled from NZ, so nothing in the shed). Great walk along the Dyke to Fishermans market where they sell the fish off the back of the boat. Handy location if you are stopping over before sailing to Vancouver Island, only 30 mins to the ferry terminal.

Lydia and Martin

November 2015

Simply perfect!

Even though we came on short notice, this family arranged everything (even parked away all their cars) and made our stay as comfortable, as they could! We stayed only two nights, but we should have stayed longer, because we discovered that lovely sea dike only in the last minute... We used public transport into downtown Vancouver and it was no problem. The whole family welcomed us very warmly, they even invited us in and shared their delicious cheesecake with us, while we could have chatted the whole night! ;) Thanks for this great boondocking experience!


September 2015

A great place and great help

It was our first time to park overnight (actually two nights and one whole day) on someone else's property and we loved it. Rainer was already waiting for us and was a great help getting us to Downtown Vancouver through public transport. Thank you so much for the great cake (we loved it) and everything else!!