Needed on:
February 01, 2022
Budget:
$1500-2200 per month
Smoking:
I Don't Smoke
Pets:
I Don't have a Pet
Roommates:
No

My husband and I are coming for a 13-month stay in Vancouver, during which I'll attend the 3D animation VFS course. He'll be working from home during that period. We'll arrive at the beginning of February/22 and the course is expected to end by the end of February/23.

We're both the quiet, domestic type. No smoking, no pets, just the occasional beer to reward ourselves for a week well spent. We're clean and organized and to be honest, we're coming to Canada with a perspective somewhat different from the average student. I'm 24 and he's 30 so we're past the partying age (both in our bodies and our souls) and career-focused so we limit ourselves to Netflix and pizza.

We're both very curious about exploring the city and neither of us drives, so we're prioritizing either walking/cycling or short public transportation routes. Furnished apartments are a plus, since we'll just end up selling or donating anything we buy that we can't easily bring back home.

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