Our Home Away from Home
Our stay at the Exploits Hostel was most enjoyable, from our initial arrival, to our departure, the house was full of the hustle and bustle that is a 1-week community-build. Quite a few colourful characters passed through the Exploits Hostel. Most notably, we made fast friends with some divers from Central Diving, Everrett Brinson, Max Hinch and Jeremy Coupal. Our “family dinners” were always full of laughter as we exchanged news and stories of our respective travels and experiences around Newfoundland. We invited them to the ice-candle kick off and they checked in on our late night design sessions. They offered useful insights about Newfoundland culture and even accompanied us one evening, at the Botwood Fire Hall, to help with the build. We have continued to stay in touch even after settling back in Toronto and hope to see them again in the future.