We are a family of six (mum and dad, Hannah 13, Erik 12, Leah 11 and Felix 3, our cat Johnny and the dog Lucy) who live in the southern German countryside. We mostly live off our own land and chicken and set up an orchard with 300 rare fruit trees. We are a very open minded german family and are fluent in English, French and partly in Spanish.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are a very active family. Dad has his own business, works long hours and often stays at a hotel. Mom cares for the kids, works 1,5 days a week and does a lot of garden work and minds the orchards, chicken, rabitts, the cat and the dog. The older three kids attend school until 5 pm, whereas Felix attends kindergarden until lunch time. We do not speak dialect. We try to live very healthy (we do a lot of sports and are nearly vegetarians). We try not to harm the environment (we cook freshly every day and bake our own bread and eat what we grow ourselves if possible).
If someone loves nature and the countryside but still wants to be in the big cities in little time she will be happy in our family. You can learn a lot about living off your own land like gardening and cooking.
We are a a very energetic family and need help caring for little Felix. He is full of energy and we look for someone loving and caring but also fun, creative but also consequent.
You should really enjoy spending your time with a young little boy, love to run around and jump with him outdoors, always find new creative games to play but also feel when it's time for a big cuddle or singing and reading time.
You should like to be a sister-friend for Hannah, Leah and Erik and a helper and good friend for mom and dad.
Apart from this we would appreciate some help with household chores.
You can also help in our vast garden and in the orchard picking and preserving all these fruit and berries!
In August kindergarden is closed and the older kids are at home.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
german, english, french, spanish
We live in a big house where each child has his or her own room, with a huge garden. As Felix still sleeps with his parents his room is vacant (approx. 13 qm). The bathroom has to be shared with the older children. Please understand that we can only accomodate a female guest, as you will stay with our girls on one separate floor.
You will be in reach of many South-West German cultural and natural sites like Heidelberg, Schwarzwald, Pfalz, Speyer, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, etc. but still enjoy the quiet countryside (our area is called the german Toscany).
We look for someone absolutely honest and funny and full of energy (very important!) who loves to join our family and be a part of it. Please no smoker.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 hours per day, 20 hours weekly