We are a family of 5, our two eldest are traveling around the world and studying. Our litlle one (16!) is at home as well as our dog. We are a lively family, enjoying discussions all together in the evening. We live in a very comfortable house, beautiful garden, in between Brussels (30min) and Waterloo (20min); easy bus and train access to both cities. Our neighborhood is full of gardens. Tennis centres, public swimming pool, horse riding school and woods are all at a few minutes distance by bicycle.
It is important to us that you are a friendly person, joyful and non smoker.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Living with us you will discover the belgian and french way of living. We have been traveling a lot and we like discovering other cultures ourselves. Our interest are numerous, whether history, sport, traveling, work (in the field of climate change and hostel area). Our daughter is very much willing to speak both English and Spanish. She is joyfull, independent and full of initiatives. She loves playing tennis.
As for the family we are very active, speaking French, English and Portuguese. The best time is in the afternoons & evenings when we all come back from work and school and share our stories of the day, our dreams and anything we want to talk about.
The priority for native english or spanish speaking person is to speak these languages with our daughter when we meet at meal times.
With spring coming up, I am looking for a strong helping hand in the garden, oriented toward outdoor, physical work.
More generally, a support to diverse activities such as walking the dog, cooking,.. are also helpful. Your are friendly, active and very tidy. We are flexible with the timing/days.
French, English, Portuguese
The house is surrounded by a wonderful garden with a pond and fishes. An outdoor swiming pool is opened in summer. You will have your own room and bathroom. You share the kitchen and meals with us if you wish. You have access to the laundry as you wish. Wi-Fi available at all time.
Living near Brussels and Waterloo you can visit Brussels and discover the easygoing way of life of belgians, see beautiful historical places (e.g. la grand place, la place du sablon) and muséums (e.g. Magrit), visit Bruges (the Venice of the North), visit the European insitutions etc. Brussels is known as the crossing of cultures, a lively city at day and night time where all european nationalities and international people give a particular feeling and atmosphere to the city.
You can also discover the site of the Waterloo battle and discover its museum just renovated. Belgium is at the hart of Europe and nearby Paris, Amsterdam, Luxemburg and Germany. All destinations you can reach by train or bus for a 1 to 2 days outing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week