We are not quite retired but looking at it coming in the next few years.
Our children are grown, grandchildren growing like they do, and we are empty nesters.
We are quiet, easygoing, love all outdoor activities, and are just starting our travelling adventures together. We're based in central Ontario and would love to see all of North America!
We love exploring new areas hiking, by ATV or by car.
We like to socialize around the campfire at night with a few friends and a coffee or a drink or two. Not really into late late nights or big parties.
If this works we would love to make it a permanent lifestyle.
Brad is a great mechanic and loves to figure things out. We live offgrid, so he's also very knowledgeable about the whole solar setup. Colleen loves anything to do with fabric and quilting, plants and natural foods. We're both pretty handy to have around, so if you need a hand with something, maybe we can work out a plan together.
Yes, we have a rescue dog. He's a mid-size, 4 year old husky mix. Very friendly with people, but not quite sure of how to introduce himself to other dogs. Quite friendly once introduced. For now, he will be on leash when out, so this won't be an issue. We can always work it out.
Anywhere quiet and with space. We have met hosts from here in Ontario, through many of the US states. Looking forward to doing the same across Canada and the northern US once retired.
We live in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, in the midst of many small lakes and rivers. We are right on the edge of where the Canadian Shield ends and the great farmland of southern Ontario begins. The best of all worlds.
We travel with a 2019 Chev Silverado Trailboss pickup and a 30 foot Keystone Bullet , with 1 slideout. We can do an overnight without putting out the slide, if necessary. We have a rescue dog - 3 year old husky mix, and he will be travelling with us.He will be on leash whenever outside.
Enjoyed their time with us
Welcome back whenever they are traveling this way.
The "Campnuts" were great guests. It was fun talking with them and pointing out our area's attractions. They are welcome back anytime. Bob
Wonderfully helpful and informative. Nice to find another quilter especially while I’m busy cleaning out sewing room. Be safe and enjoy the trip.
We look forward to seeing this friendly couple again. It was a busy time for us, but we managed to have a short visit. Seems we have a lot in common. Very experienced campers, tons of knowledge and super easy to be with. They are welcome back anytime. Hope to visit their property next summer!
These folks where great guests from our northern border. Very enjoyable conversation. Brad was very knowledgeable on solar systems and looking forward to visiting them in Canada at their host site
We could have spent days learning from these great people. Wish we would live close to them. Very co-operative and ready to help, with lifetime proven knowhow.
Quiet and friendly couple. Their modifications to the RV made it a tank and a very tough one indeed. They had their own solar as well. Wish we had more time to chat. Highly recommend them as guests.
Campnuts were amazing guests to host. They are loaded to the gills with solar acquisition equipment, so much so they never connected to our shore power. We sat around a virtual campfire (wine and cheese) and chatted while the sun warmed our backs. It was great fellowship. There is so much to learn from fellow travelers and the Campnuts were no exception. Very considerate guest. Campnuts are welcome back anytime. We would love to host them again.
a great stay from a fun couple ... great sense of humor and interesting take on life... enjoyed having them here... treated us to a great dinner at a local restaurant.. so very nice of em!!
Very engaging. They really are loving their adventure. Great guest and are welcome back anytime.
What a wonderful location. Amazing hosts and beautiful property with gardens and pond. Our first boondock and we loved it !
This was a first boondocking experience with ours hosts at Campnuts. Wonderful and helpful hosts. The site was peaceful and serene and very comfortable. Rate these hosts and site 100 out of 100.
Thank you so much, you made our first boondocking experience memorable.
Best for the future to you and your family.
The pack from umeandharv
We had a great stay with Campbuts. We were invited to their bonfire and enjoyed our conversation. Very secluded spot for us to park. Lots of stars at night and very quiet for sleeping. Highly recommended!
We stayed with Campnuts for two nights with our two children and had a wonderful stay. We camped in a tree-surrounded clearing that had space to play catch with our oldest while our wee one scouted for toads and caterpillars. Our hosts invited us to a bonfire from which my son returned announcing "best night ever!" People like Campnuts are the reason we like Boondockers Welcome so much. Thanks for a great stay!
We just got home from a
wonderful stay at Lonesome Oak. The hosts were awesome and made us feel welcome. It is a large property and we stayed at two different sites. We enjoyed some conversations by the campfire and would highly recommend a stay with Campnuts!
We enjoyed the evening with our hosts. We had a lovely camping spot with flowers and vegetables surrounding us. The location was very quiet and we had a good sleep. They have a wealth of information on off the grid living. Lots of camping tips and boondocking tips. Gordon & Anne
Ils sont des gens accueillants et leur site est magnifique. Les moustiques étaient très présents.
We really enjoyed our stay despite the weather. A beautiful property nice hosts. Wish we could have got to know you better. Maybe another time.
We enjoyed a quiet and relaxing couple of nights at this beautiful country property.
The hosts met us and helped get us situated close by the garden area. The carefully groomed grounds were a treat to walk our dog (could have done without the pesky misquitos, but what can you do). Unfortunately we didn’t get to chat with Campnuts too long as they had a busy weekend planned themselves. Hopefully next time! Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Our second host eill have big shoes to fill. The hosts were kind, helpful and well organized. Their homestead is very karge and in immaculate condition. We had a quiet night with views of the trees and fields. The hostesses even made us a hand drawn map of local swimming holes which we will treasure forever. If they'll have us we'd love to stay again.
We were met on the road by our hosts and were escorted in. Oh my, it was exciting. It was clear to see pride of ownership and respect for the environment. We were lead through the forest and past beautiful gardens and were shown where we could park. After we parked we met our hosts who greeted us with warm and genuine smiles. The location was serene and just what the doctor ordered. The first day we did absolutely nothing! Our hosts were gracious and let us stay an additional night then originally set out, so that we could explore. We had some time to chat but if we get to go again I would love to hear more of their adventures and to find our why the land is called ‘lonesome oak’. Staying on their land makes you feel special. Thank you campnuts!
Campnuts met us and showed us where to park. It was a beautiful spot. He showed us where the trails were and we took advantage and really enjoyed exploring in the morning!
We spent three nights with Campnuts last week and it was a terrific visit. The property is gorgeous with big woodlots, numerous paths and open manicured trails with plenty of room to maneuver and park the largest RV. They were very friendly hosts and put on a bonfire for us. They welcomed our two large dogs who always travel with us. We set up camp near their large vegetable and flower gardens and we were invited to pick any flowers we liked when we left. The property is very quiet and the only noise at night was a few howling wolves off in the distance. Highly recommended!
We recently spent an overnight with Brad and Colleen who go by " campnuts" ...not only do they posses the most beautiful 100 acres of trees and atv trails, they try to live mostly off the grid. Brad led us out to the back of his property on his atv so that we could plck any spot we liked, to camp!.need less to say it was a pristine settng with lots of birds singing in the morning. We missed the howling of rhe coyotes but were assured that they are around quite often. We had a lovely evening around the fire with Brad and Colleen and two of the most polite grandkids ever!....thank you so much for your gracious hospitality!
Doug and Cheryl...Dougmeister
We were met at the entrance, escorted in and invited to join them for a barbecue.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, a bonfire, good conversation, in short just a great evening.
We certainly plan to return on our way home this fall.