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We are Carine and Fred and are a family of 7 : we have 5 children from 6 to 18.
We are living in an very beautiful place, in the mountains near Grenoble in the french alps.
It's a small village, with an amazing view on the summits around, a quiet place of nature where you can pratice many outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, climbing, paragliding, cycling, ...) but not too far from a big town either (40mins from Grenoble with the bus).
The two oldest boys works in Grenoble everyday.
Carine will be back to school studies in september.
Fred mainly works at home and the 3 other children are homeschooled.
Last years, we traveled around Europe (UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Danemark, ...) and we discovered with a lot of pleasure different cultures, way of lifes, landscapes, cities, ...
We like to meet people, share with them our experiences and differences.
We have made several home exchange.
After having built our home by ourselves, we will be happy to host people.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Share our experience, our european lifestyle and learn yours !
talk about everything, show us your habits, your food, make us travel in your life ! Your are welcome in our !
You may also improve your french of course!
We mainly need help with the house and play, cook, craft, spend time with our children and the family, to help and work with them their lessons and especially foreign language, discuss and discover other culture and who you are, what you like, ...
Maybe too, work with us for some general maintenance in the house (gardening, chicken coop, paints...)
As our children are autonomous, we like people who can take initiative.
For us, the most important is that you like (big) family life, share with our children and us!
french, english, kids learn spanish, a little german if necessary
We can offer a room in the house with us.
We would like to think that while you are here you become part of the family and eat with us.
If you wanted to cook, that would not be a problem : we like it ! It's one of the moment of the day for all the family to participate and share.
We cook mainly vegetables and organic food and one of our child is vegetarian.
You would have to use the family bathroom.
We can supply skis, bike, outdoor equipment...
We live in small village, but you can be in Grenoble within 40min by bus during the day
Closest airport are Lyon (1h30) and Geneva (1h45)
As we live in the mountains in a small ski resort, you may also discover our place with a lot of outdoor activities (cycling, hiking, paragliding, skiing, climbing, ...)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week