Last minute - we are looking for a babysitter for around 3 weeks from March 26 - April 18!
We are a French/German couple with our 2-year old baby girl living in a beautiful medieval village in Lazio on the border to Umbria (rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards) just one hour away from the eternal city of Rome (60km, easy access by public transport).
We recently bought an old, spacious stone house with a large garden with many olive and fruit trees and are now looking for someone who could take care of our daughter 5 hours a day, play with her, take her for walks, read something to her, etc. while we are working at home.
We are sure you will love the area, the people and our house. Ideally, you are between 20-70 years old and enjoy Italian country life, good and healthy food, and are culturally and historically interested in the region of Rome and Lazio (no precondition, of course, you would just enjoy the experience even more). You will easily find friends among the very open and friendly locals and especially among the many expats of Swiss, French, English, German, or American origin.
We are looking for a healthy, energetic individual who would like to stay with us. We have enough space to accommodate you. You will have your own independent bedroom and bathroom, and, of course, high speed internet. You will share the kitchen, the living room, the large garden and several terraces with us. We will provide all meals (homemade French and Italian cooking).
Lazio, Rome, Umbria
Type of work
Help in the house,
Babysitting / child care
We have already made great progress with our beautiful old stone and the entire interior is already renovated, but now we are looking for someone who could entertain our baby girl while we are working.
In your free time you can visit the eternal city of Rome and all its sights in its close surrounding, such as Frascati, the Villa Hadriana in Tivoli, the Etruscan sites close to Viterbo, but also Napoli or Florence can be reached within 2 hours and make for a great overnight trip. You can also visit Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208. You can spend a day on the beach sunbathing, or hiking in the mountains (Apennines). We also have several pools in the area, one even natural hot springs.
English, French, German, Italian
An independent bedroom + bathroom in our beautiful casale in the historical center of a medieval village in Lazio, one hour away from Rome.
What else ...
You have your own apartment including your own bathroom and we have ADSL WiFi internet access!!
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Parents always want the best for their children and we definitely found it for our Nini with Sophie! Sophie is a lovely girl, smart, discrete, easy-going, always in a good mood, an Oxford student, fluent in many languages (of course we appreciated especially her French and German skills :-), and above all very sweet, calm and patient with our more
by host [19/11/2012]:
Thank you, Lea, for your help for the past two months! We very much enjoyed having Lea living with us and we all miss her very much, especially Nina!! We can only highly recommend Lea to any future host family, she has a pleasant easygoing personality, is very smart, tidy, discrete, and loves children. Every day she taught our 19-month old baby more
by Lea [21/11/2012]:
Thanks for a wonderful first workaway experience!
I stayed with Sabine, Stéphane and Nina for about two months, being an au pair for Nina. It has been a great pleasure to spend time with Nina. She is a very cute, happy, adorable, energetic and smart girl; she is eager to learn new things and it has always been fun to be around her!! I enjoyed more
Yoann is the perfect workaway, what can we say more!! Smart, friendly, pleasant-natured, tidy, non-smoking, industrious and hardworking. And fluent in English and French, not unimportant for our multilingual household :-) In his two weeks with us, Yoann removed all the plaster of our house's old stone walls and also did some gardening. He could more
by Yoann [13/07/2012]:
My experience at Sabine's and Stéphane's was amazing. Unfortunately I could only stay 2 weeks, but I would've loved to stay longer. Sabine and Stéphane are two very interesting people; if you want a good conversation about many subjects, you're looking at the right place! They both are very knowledgeable people. The kids, Nina and Adrien, are more
Leah wanted to live with us for a longer period of time and be a nanny for our baby girl. Unfortunately, however, she had no experience with small children whatsoever, didn't know how to keep a child safe or even how to change a diaper. Very slow, lethargic at times, also housework or some other light physical work outside the house were not her more
by kevin [27/06/2012]:
Sabine, Stephan, and Nina! Had a great time visiting and helping out. Thanks for the great view, the good food, good conversation, and a chance to visit and experience your community. I wish you the best and good luck keeping up with nina!
Kevin is a very nice and uncomplicated guy, funny, easy to get along with and not afraid of hard work. He did a lot of gardening for us, painted the railings and parts of the house's exterior and got along super well with our baby girl. We wish him all the best for his travels and future workaway experiences!
Re'em is a very nice guy, always willing to help with everything. He is considerate, polite and is very good with children. On my birthday he even cooked a delicious Israeli breakfast for all of us. We wish him all the best on his future travels and hope he stays in touch!
by re'em [05/06/2012]:
Thank you very much for the best first experience!! I couldn't ask for a better host then you, Stephan and Nina!!!
Good luck with the house, your family deserves the best!!
For other future workaways, be ready for great food, amazing village and a great feeling of home.
Keith and Loki stayed with us for 2 months and we miss them already very much. Keith knows really everything, may it be electricity, painting, plumbing, repairing, even cooking! He was always willing to help with everything we were dealing with, and suggested many things we would not have even thought of, and then also did them.
They came to more
by Keith [02/06/2012]:
What started as a short workaway, turned into 2 months that went by very quickly. We were welcomed with open arms and open minds Sabine, Stephane and Nina were great host's and took care of us like family. we wish them all the best and will welcome them in our home in Canada if they ever come that way.
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