Age: 65+

Member since August 2015

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My husband John and I have been retired for a number of years. On our most recent trip we traveled across Canada and the U.S. and had a wonderful two months of exploration. We live in Nanaimo,BC and look forward to hosting boondockers as we are able. In our former lives, I was a medical secretary and my husband was an industrial accountant.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We love traveling on Vancouver Island and throughout BC, but also have had lovely Boondocking experiences on our trip across Canada and the U.S.A. We also enjoy camping in Washington, Oregon, Arizona and the California coast.

brenda's Hometown

Nanaimo, British Columbia

brenda's Guest Details

brenda's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

25 feet long

2011 (25 foot) Majestic C Class with a Ford 350 engine.

brenda's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers an electric hookup

brenda Has 1 Host Location

Our Home Sweet Home

Nanaimio, BC, CA
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brenda's References (28)

References from Hosts (4)


September 2020


Brenda is most welcome here anytime! Quiet a friendly! It was a joy to have them! Welcome anytime.


August 2020

Great Guests

Loved having you both, and so thankful it was restful for you! Great guests, quiet, friendly, thoughtful! It was special to have an encouraging conversation ! We recommend these guests and you are Welcome Here anytime! ☀️⚓


August 2019

Short stay

They arrived later in evening and had to get away early, but very gracious and polite guests. Enjoyed our short visit and hope to get to your place sometime soon!

The Mudbugs

September 2015

Very Thoughtful :)

We were out of town when Brenda and John stayed. They left their site so spotless we would never have known they made their way here....except for the LOVELY card and gift they left on our front porch!!!! I had such nice email exchanges with Brenda and I was really hoping to make another new friend from Nanaimo. Now we just have even more reasons to make it to their beautiful part of the world. In the mean time....they are always welcome back here at The Mudbugs pad.

References from Guests (24)


October 2021

Wonderful Hosts

Nice and quiet neighborhood. We were not able to meet the host on the arrival. But we had great communication and everything was ready for us. We'll come back again.


September 2021

Awesome Stay!

Very experienced Boondockers couple will make you feel very comfortable.


September 2021

Always perfect

We stay another night at this place and it was easy to communicate. Brenda answer quickly as our request. Quiet and secure place. Perfect place near downtown if Nanaimo. I recommand this place. Thanks again Brenda and John :)


September 2021

Just perfect

Our stay at “Our home sweet home” was perfect. Hosts were very nice and parking space was quiet and it was easy to park with our trailer. Very pleasant stay. Thank you. Highly recommend


September 2021

Perfect place !

Quiet place to stay in Nanaimo. Near the city. Brenda and John were very kind and offer water and electricity. I recommend this place.
Emplacement en bordure de rue dans un quartier très tranquille, loin du bruit de la ville. Parfait pour nous. Un brin de jasette avec nos hôtes, super gentil. Je recommande l’endroit.
Thanks again Breda and John


July 2021

Extended stay

I had so much issue with this booking I doubled booked dates, we than had ac problem with our car, they we're so understanding with adjusting our stay.
I would stay there again anytime


July 2021

Friendly hosts

We had a great time our hosts we're really fun and friendly ! We felt like if we were visiting friends. They we're super helpful and gave us great tips about what to do and visit.


July 2021

Very Great host

Very welcoming and caring couple.
Thank you very much!


July 2021

Great Hosts

Very accommodating, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.


July 2021

Stayed overnight

Quiet little street (3…maybe 4 cars since yesterday). Very friendly hosts. We really enjoyed our first ever experience with Boondockers Welcome.


September 2020

Excellent stay!

We were stuck because of full ferries and I contracted Brenda. Within minutes she responded and accepted. I needed to work for a few hours and she provided me with Wi-Fi for my laptop. This allowed me to complete my work and not be stressed about the missed ferry. I am extremely grateful for this gesture and would highly recommend!


July 2020


The Hosts so nice we stayed there twice.


July 2020


Brenda accepted our Stay Request with only a few hours notice. Even though no one would be home upon our arrival, she gave us directions & let us know her husband would check in with us when he got home, which he did. He was friendly & welcoming & offered us electricity & water. The next morning, we met Brenda & had a quick chat.


August 2019

Really nice people

A nice welcome on a good spot


July 2019

nice stay

It was a very beautiful stay.


July 2019

Great Hospitality

We loved our 1 night stay - it definitely was a ‘Home Sweet Home’. Very personable hosts who we enjoyed getting to know. Great paved and level parking spot! Thanks again you guys!!! Maybe we’ll see you in Ottawa...


July 2019

Kindness even when your busy

Even though Brenda and her husband were having company for dinner they graciously welcomed me and offered a beautiful quiet place to stay. It is something we often Underestimate the value of... a safe and welcoming place to stay. Thank you so very much. I had to leave early in the morning for the ferry, but I do hope i will have the opportunity to return the kindness.


July 2019

Welcome Home

Brenda and John were so sweet, thoughtful and caring. I loved spending a couple days parked beside their home. It was perfect timing for fresh raspberry jam (tons of ride raspberries in their garden!) as Brenda was just finding a batch when I arrived. I can't say enough about these two. It really did feel like being at home with two dear friends. Thanks John and Brenda! Hope so cross paths again sometime.


November 2018

Nice stay!

Brenda and John are great people and wonderful hosts. Thanks again for sharing and providing a great stay on my journey.


October 2018

A warm welcome!

Thanks Brenda and John for letting us stay with you on thanksgiving!
We left early because all of the other things we would like to visit.

Hope to see you again one day!

Kind regards,
Sandra and Erik


October 2018

Nice people, great spot.

Very nice folks.
Easy to find and a nice quiet spot, just what I was looking for.


August 2018

WOW, great stay

Our Home Sweet Home were great hosts. They are a great couple. We stayed at their place 2 nights, and each day upon our arrival they greated us with refreshments and delightful conversation. They went beyond what is expected to make sure that we had everything needed for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. The space provided for our small motorhome was paved and level and the right size for our rig. Their place is very well kept and the neighborhood is quiet. We very much enjoyed our stay at Our Home Sweet Home, we do not hesitate to recommend this host to other boondockers.

Joseph Baker

July 2017

An amazing time

We stayed two nights with this couple. They both were lovely from the start!

Brenda made herself available for all of our questions and was flexible with our arrival times both evenings.

Their neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and we were able to plug in and fill up our water tanks. He also gave me the lead on directions to a free dump station.

Our Littles were delighted by their sweetness and couldn't believe that they weren't long-time family friends.

We would contact them again when visiting Nanaimo!

Aloha RVers

August 2016

Great Hosts-Great location

Their place was convenient to the main highway to the ferry terminals, easy to find, quiet & needed just an inch or two to level out our rig. They had water and electricity available all within easy reach.
Our hosts were as gracious, friendly and generous as you could imagine. We arrived needing just to organize and wrap-up a long road trip, and left with a couple of new, really kind friends.
Thank you again for everything!