Help out in the house and live in a Quebec family! Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children - 2 boys of 9 and 13 y.o., and a girl of 11 y.o.). I am a web programmer (working at home) and my spouse is an administrative assistant for a taxlawyer. We also have 3 cats.

    We live in a house in the city of Sherbrooke, which is close to forests, parks, bike paths and multiple services nearby.

    We are looking for a trusted person to help in the house.

    We want to improve and learn English on a daily basis during games, activities and family meals. I do speak a bit well in English. My spouse understands and speaks pretty well. Children are learning English at school; they have a very small base. I'm also learning German so I would be happy to have a chance to pratice with someone. I also study naturopathy and practice yoga and meditation (maybe I would like to teach these discipline in the future).


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  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live in a Quebec family and enjoy the beautiful area of the Eastern Townships.

    If you wish, you will have the opportunity to learning French and participate to our family activities like :
    - picking berries
    - open-air movie theater
    - public swimming pools and beaches
    - camping in the area (in a tent)
    - traditionnal dancing (september to march only)
    - cycling and hiking (lots of mountains around)
    - visit family and friends outside the city

    - winter sports like : slides, skiing (cross-country and alpine), ice skating)
    - visit and eating at a sugar cabin (where the maple sugar is made) *️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ only in march/april

  • Help

    Help

    - helping to learn English/Spanish/German
    - household help, laundry, cleaning
    - helping with cooking
    - exterior/interior painting
    - mowing the lawn

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Spanish (learning), German (learning)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Air-conditioning, high speed Wi-Fi
    Local bus stop at the corner of the street
    We have a bathtub outside you can use
    We dont' have a private room but a large place with a wide and comfortable futon.
    We most of the time cook healthy meals (mostly vegetarian).

    I will be able to pick you up at the Sherbrooke bus terminal when you arrive and drive you there for your return.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Sherbrooke is located 1h30 from Montreal and 2h30 from Quebec City. Possibility of using public transport (at your expense) to get around.

    The downtown and shopping malls are 8-15 minutes from the house by car. Maybe a bit more by bus.
    Around the city, there are hills / mountains for hiking, skiing or mountain biking (10min (Mont Bellevue) -25 min. (Mont Orford) - BROMONT (50 min.) The GRANBY Zoo (1h), beaches, 2 universities, bike trails, movie theaters and an open-air movie theater, lakes and rivers (swimming, canoeing). There are a few museums in Sherbrooke, but there are several in Montreal and in Quebec City. Sherbrooke is located near Magog, a pretty tourist town at 20 min.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Au Parc Omega.
Our favorite beach and lake in Vermont USA at 1 jour from home.
Parc de la Mauricie. 3 hours of canoeing and hiking to reach the fall.
Wild camping on an deserted island near Sorel-Tracy.
Drinking hot soup in a walking trail in the woods.
Picking apples and pears in falls.
Kids play in front of the house on winter
Making an igloo in the backyard
Mont Orford in the end of september
We like to pickup berries and veggies at the farm at 15 min. from home
We like to make firecamp in the backyard during summer nights (we also like to invite the neighbors to eat marshmallows !!)





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