We are a family of three: my handicapped mother ( 76 y.o.), my son ( 6 y.o.) and me ( 48 y.o.). We live in a village 55 km from Kyiv. We have an acreage in a very quiet place, - no cars, no factories, no noise, no bypassers.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We bought this house not long ago, so the plot is still half-neglected because of lack of time and helping hands.
The endless work here is digging and weeding in spring-summer-autumn time.
In winters there is much work with cutting/pruning trees, repairing fences, barn and redecorating the house.
All year round animals need attention. Feeding, milking the goat, cleaning the barn.
English, Russian, Ukrainian, a little French
A separate room for up to three persons. A bathroom with hot/cold running water is in the house.
You'll have two days-off per week.
As Kyiv - our capital - is not too far, you might spend your free time walking around the city. It takes about an hour to go there by bus or by train.
Things to do in Kyiv:
•Catch the metro to Hidropark island in the Dnipro river. Kiev is endowed with natural city beaches that line the Dnipro. Many a summer day can be spent in the parks and on the beaches of the islands, where you can buy shashlyk from stalls, play beach volleyball, swim in the river or in the pools on the island, or just soak up the sun.
•Stroll around Podil. Start at St Michael's Cathedral in the Upper Town. Catch the funicular behind it down to Poshtova Ploscha, and wander around the grid-like streets of Podil. The area was the merchant's quarter, and was completely rebuilt in the 19th century after fires destroyed the area. It was mainly untouched during WWII and is emerging as a hip restaurant district and is rapidly being gentrified. Finish your stroll by walking up Andriyivsky Uzviz, which will get you back to St Michael's Cathedral.
•If you're in Kiev on the weekend, go and people watch on Kreshchatyk. Start at Lva Tolstoho Square and head underground. Walk through the Metrograd shopping center, always sticking to your left. Head above-ground at Taras Shevchenko Boulevard (бульвар Тараса Шевченка), from where the council shuts down Kreshchatyk on the weekends. Walking up the street to Maidan, you will be treated to the sight of numerous street performers and animal handlers, or you can simply enjoy seeing families out and about for a weekend stroll.
•Go to a service at an Orthodox Church. The best one to visit is St Volodomyr's on Taras Shevchenko Boulevard. Services are long and there are no seats in Orthodox churches, however it's perfectly acceptable to come and go as you please. Women must cover their heads before entering the church. Metro: Universytet
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25 hours max per week
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