Come over, join our family and have some nice time in Burgundy, France!

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi workawayers!

    We are a Dutch family living in a nice picturesque town in Burgundy. In spring and summer it is pretty touristic here in Autun with lots of tourists from France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. We are located in Autun between the Morvan National Park (10 mins) and the famous Burgundy wine area (20 mins). Beaune is 45 minutes, Dijon and Chalon are 1 hour from here. Paris is a 3 hour drive but by TGV train it will only take you 1 hour and 20 minutes. Also Geneva and Lyon are not far from here.

    We have 3 little children: our twin girls Lucia and Isabel who will be 5 at the end of March, and their little brother who just turned 2, Floris. Peter, my husband, is working in the center of town as a physical therapist and I work from home.

    We live in a large house in a residential area of town. We have a beautiful back garden with views over the hills and the cathedral of Autun and we have a few chicken running around in the garden. We also have 2 lovely cats called Miko and Lala, so if you have cat allergies, I think our place might not be the best for you.

    Having a large house means that there is always some maintenance to do - especially in the garden, around the pool which is open from mid June till mid September, and the exterior of the house. Also if you prefer to help me (Maaike) in the house with the kids and the household, you are very welcome. I can always use an extra pair of hands with my 3 little, active children. It will be helpful if you have experience with young children and some natural authority - that means that you dare to say NO sometimes to them :) They are very eager, intelligent and willing to learn and they love to laugh, sing and playing games.

    In exchange you will have your own little studio apartment with bed, kitchenette, TV, DVD, wifi, shower and toilet. If you are a couple, please be aware that the studio apartment does not have 1 big bed, but 2 separate beds. You will be part of our family and you will have your meals together with us (if wanted, of course we won't force you ;). We'll provide you with information and tips about our region and if you don't have other plans, you can join us in the weekends if we are going somewhere. We speak Dutch at home with the children, but we speak fluently French too, and even Spanish and English, so if you want to work on your language skills, I can help you with that.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be part of our family and you will have your meals together with us (if wanted, we won't force you ;). We'll provide you with information and tips about our region and if you don't have other plans, you can join us in the weekends if we are going somewhere. We speak Dutch at home with the children, but we speak fluently French too, and even Spanish and English, so if you want to work on your language skills, I can help you with that.

  • Help

    Help

    We live in a large house in a residential area of town. We have a beautiful back garden with views over the hills and the cathedral of Autun. Having a large house means that there is always some maintenance to do - especially in the garden, around the pool which is open from mid June till mid September, and the exterior of the house. Also if you prefer to help me (Maaike) in the house with the kids and the household, you are very welcome. I can always use an extra pair of hands with my 3 little, active children. It will be helpful if you have experience with young children and some natural authority - that means that you dare to say NO sometimes to them :) They are very eager, intelligent and willing to learn and they love to laugh, sing and playing games. If you like cooking, we would love to try your national dishes!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, Dutch, Spanish, English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own little studio apartment (16 m2) with bed, kitchenette, TV, DVD, wifi, shower and toilet. If you are a couple, please be aware that the studio apartment does not have 1 big bed, but 2 separate beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transport is poor in Autun. It is a 20 minute walk from our house to the center. The nearest supermarket is 5 minutes away. We have a bike available for you. We can pick you up at the nearest train station (Le Creusot/Montceau TGV, Etang, Beaune or Autun).

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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








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