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Région: Midi PyreneesI am Nina, an ex probation officer, interested in trying to write my first book and I have been living in France properly for the last 3 years - mainly renovating my home and a lot of gardening! I have been used to travelling and spent several years in Greece in another life. I am possibly renting out the large house for a few weeks in the peak summer months and would like some help to get it ready. I have three adult children who often come to visit and I live here, together with Claus, who helps around the place, two dogs and a cat. My interests are travelling, reading, art, cinema and exploring/enjoying the French way of life. My friends over here are both French and other internationals.
Région: MadridWe are friendly family living in Mostotes, about 25 km from Madrid. I am arquitect (now I am not working), and Antonio works as a IT specialist, our kids: daughter (10) and son (8) go to the local school. We are very busy but we would love to improve our English (especially Mum.) We would be happy to host an English native speaker, preferably girl, over the age of 23 years old, for 1-2 weeks initially. We are bilingual but if we are together in the home we speak mainly Spanish, so we can offer help to improve your Spanish. We look forward to hearing from you.
Région: TuscanyCiao, we are a family of five, with three cats. We live in San Pancrazio, in a red house 6 kilometres far from Lucca. We are peaceful and easygoing, the girls (8, 5 and 3 y.o.) love being with people and making new friends. We need a little help with the girls when they come back from school in the afternoon and during the evenings when we are at work. Our red house is in a "corte" or court in the country in a nice place that is calm and quiet. We have just moved here so we still have some work in the garden to do with the little land we have. You can easily reach a little town near our house by bike or if you take the cycling lane you can easily reach Lucca in 25 minutes.
Région: AndaluciaWe are a couple, ( Stefan, American and Mona, English of Indian descent ) with 2 children, running a busy restaurant with rooms in a beautiful tranquil very rural village in Southern Spain. Nearby we have a farm and orchard mainly growing olives but also now growing veggies and fruits for the restaurant. We are solar powered and using well water so completely off the grid. We need help with the farm/orchard as we are so busy with the business. Ideally someone with gardening/growing experience is what we would like as it is not a simple task dealing with our plot! we have 4 dogs who need walking and caring for also chickens. English with some Spanish or desire to learn would be best as this is a rural and typical Andalucian community. Flexible outdoorsy people, happy multi- tasking, and keen on nature as this is far from city life! We are currently looking for help either a couple or 2 friends willing to share a room/bed. WE have 2 children aged 9 and 12 who need supervising especially in August when they are not in school so patience is KEY! The winter months we are only there at weekends so its a mix of being on your own and spending weekends as a family. Some simple construction/painting jobs and chores around the house also feature. You need to be reliable self motivated and able to fend for yourselves, cut wood etc, make fires. Right now looking for a couple/help now for November 3- 4 weeks. After that we are looking for help again in January and it is ideal then for either a family or a couple who likes to be alone as we don't use our farmhouse for the month of January. Please contact us if you think you are right for this lifestyle, work.
Région: JevnakerUpdate: We are pretty much booked up for autumn 2014, but please contact us if you feel for it! If you are a carpenter and can help plan, tear down and rebuild some rooms, we are very interested. --- We are a couple in our mid 30's, occasionally (every second weekend) with two kids. We have a large house in the countryside one hour away from Oslo, just outside a very small town called Jevnaker. It is about 20 minutes away from Hønefoss by car (which is a small city). Part of the house (with its own entrance) is a studio-flat where you can stay. Cathrine works as jeweler (with a workshop at home) and as a massage therapist (also using kinesiology). Karl Erik is working with establishing an IT-company and as a project manager. We love meeting people from around the world and have lived abroad ourselves. We have a large outdoor area bordering a forest (Nordmarka) which goes all the way to Oslo. View to a large lake close by. Great opportunities for learning Norwegian, hiking in the forest, swimming in the lake and getting good connections for additional work and stay. We will be helpful with arranging transportation to local shops, the airport, Hønefoss and Oslo (within reason). And, we have a cat called Julius Umulius ;-)