We are a family of four. There is Mathieu, firefighter, likes the evenings between friends with fresh beer! Sport and card games. Livia, a nurse, enjoys outdoor activities, nature, deco and graphic novels. Lou, 10 years old, likes to ride horseback, playing piano and passionate about ancient Egypt. Suzon, 7 years old, enjoys doing manual activities, playing board games and creating worlds throughout the house.
I do not say everything you will learn to know us...
Without forget our wonderful Corto, our dog, he is super friendly, his only fault is to ask too many caresses!
For eleven months we travel across the United States, as a workaway and on our return we wish to continue the adventure on the other side.
If you want, don't hesitate to check our profile workaway as a volunteer, there is pictures of our house :
By becoming hosts, we want to continue this exchange of culture and life that we have been living for a year. It is important for us this notion of exchange, you will really be a part of our family. If you're just looking for a place to sleep and do your laundry, it's not here!
If you are interested: send us an email, tell us why you are interested in France and this region? What makes you want to meet us? And especially what you expect from the stay with us, do you have particular expectations? What kind of volunteering do you care about?
The main element for everything to work is communication, so be honest and especially open!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We live in the center of a typical village in the north of France, Cappelle en Pévele, 10 min by bike from the station. We are a few minutes by train from Lille: a big Flemish style city, there are wonderful museums of all kinds, shops, "estaminets" everywhere in our region, famous for the "miner" cities, many sites with artifacts from the Second World War. We are one hour from the great beaches of the north, we can do sand yachting, kite flying ... A car is not essential everything can be done by bike and train that we can lend you. But a car is still advising sometimes the weather here is capricious ..
We live in the countryside so lovers of nature will find their happiness there are many hiking trails, especially the Tour de France passes by there.
Depending on what you like and our time off we will have the pleasure of making you discover our region and our way of life. Depending on what you want and what you like. We are very flexible.
You can help us in many areas depending on your skills. We can discuss it together beforehand. We have a old car, which is an old wolkswagen, so a mechanic would be welcome. We always need to renovate, so someone with some knowledge of renovation work or gardening is welcome. Sometimes it will be good to have a moment with our children. And the others, well, you are welcome too, the purpose is to share and there are many other way where you can help us, we are open and curious.
We welcome you to our house, you will have your own room and bathroom.
We will take meals together, if you want to cook it will be a pleasure! We are open to any type of diet. We past a time in a vegan farm, it was awesome. We lend bike and like I said above we have the train 10 min by bike.
We are close to Belgium, 15 min of Tournai, 1 hour of Brugge, 1h 30 of De Panne, 2 hours of Brussels. We are 1 hour from Paris via the TGV and 1h 30 from London via the shuttle. Full options depending on which ones you like. Nature or urban : Lille city is a dynamic city student. There's something for everyone.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week