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Current availability Updated. Months free: November onwards. (Jan 2022 booked) please see our calendar for 2022.
A covid passport is required
Just before I begin and to save time: We are only able to accommodate Females because part of the work is to care for my daughter in the bathroom and in the swimming room changing rooms.
If you want to know what other say about us please do check out our reviews :)
The good stuff:
We are Benedicte and Harry and we have 2 children Quentin (12) and Temperance (10) and 2 dogs, Tilly (7) and Ella (9), and our random friendly doggies.
If you are fun, open, and friendly to be around and love to spend time with kids and dogs in a chilled-out crazy house, and have a great sense of humor then please read on.
We are only looking for a female Workaway as while it is not child care we do ask for you to look after my daughter while she has a shower/bath and hair wash and swimming baths. We can only consider single travelers at this time. We would love to welcome a Spanish speaker into the home to help with my son as he progresses into learning Spanish at school, native is not essential so long as you can speak to a proficient level and help my son learn as this is only his second year learning it and a lot of it is missing due to Covid
We are looking for some assistance with a mix of the tasks below based around the house. There may be times we are doing other little jobs not listed.
The daytime is very flexible as we have no set schedule and the days off are during the week. The evenings are mainly helping kids with homework (if you have french) or just sitting making sure they do their homework and then I or my wife will check it over. Then onto games and activities. Most weekdays the time is only a couple of hours long and the weekends are more than 5 hours. (sometimes there is work to help with around the house during the days instead (There is some aspect of DIY as we might ask for some help to do some painting and decorating and maybe putting shelves up and other small jobs), but this is always pre-planned but we never ask for more than 25 hours as you will see from our reviews.
During the summer holidays/school holidays the hours are during the day, generally afternoon and evening so the morning is yours to do as you want 2.5 hours afternoon 2.5 hours evening). Activity-based, playing with kids day trips (theme parks) and some small work around the house. At least some french is a benefit. (Please see rest of profile)
FYI: Theme park days are an all-day thing and are more of a fun day out as a family so are seen as one of your days off (we pay for all tickets, passes, food) During school holidays we try to keep days off to the weekends (school weeks we ask for days off during the week Mon/Tues or Thurs/Fri.
We are primarily a host family. If you are not looking to socialize for a few hours a day we are not the place for you so please be sure you are happy to socialize before agreeing to visit. While 90% of our language in the house is spoken in French, my wife and my children are all speaking both English and French. I have a very good understanding of verbal French but still, today struggle to actually speak French. We can offer to mainly converse in French especially with Benedicte and the Children and we can help you learn both French or English (or both). We cannot offer FULL English or French immersion as we are a bilingual family but we can work to converse mainly in one language most of the time (apart from me I only speak a little French)
Good French would be beneficial (but not necessary to come and stay) for helping with homework and also for visiting places as many places you might visit on your days off may not speak anything but French. While we will take people who speak no French, we would prefer people with some French as French is the natural language of 75% of our household and nearly all our friends speak little or no English.
Our preferred period for visits is 1 month but we will look at 2 weeks for the right Workaway, as we feel you cannot get to know people properly until you have spent a few days in their company and we feel it is a very good starting point. We do a trial for a few days at the start to make sure all is okay on both sides though.
English speaking is essential but your actual level is not an issue so long as you can communicate.
You can be either Fluent in French and Basic/intermediate English
Or English (intermediate and upwards) with any level of French so long as you can speak good English.
There will be plenty of opportunities to practice your French and English if you want to as well.
My wife and children speak French and English (French is natural to them). My hobbies are dogs and computers, walking and reading. I also love to have a laugh and good discussions with Workaways if they want to. My wife loves dogs, reading, and going to the mountain and crafts (she and her friend make decorations in glass jars), our children, walking, and having a good conversation. We both love cooking and are very relaxed.
MEALS / FOOD:
We cater to all main meals only. We can cater to vegetarians, we cannot cater to some more obscure diets though such as fruitarians / vegan diets or Vegetarians who are extremely fussy eaters but we are always happy to discuss this. We ask all meals be taken with the family where we are eating together or with the kids (sometimes I do not eat in the evenings)
Breakfast: Cereals or toast/ croissant with butter, jam (when we have them)/ marmalade or chocolate spread/powder
Lunch: We eat our main course hot meal as the kids have a 3 /4-course lunch at school
Dinner: Normally a light meal, soup, or Sandwiches but can sometimes rotate with dinner instead on weekends
Outside of these meals, it is down to the Workaway to provide their own extras/snacks
Any questions regarding anything else please do discuss them before booking.
Our house is 100% a smoke-free environment.
We have lots of dogs. The dogs do all live in our house so being very comfortable around gentle dogs is a must. You are welcome to cuddle them and spend time with them and give out free belly rubs.
if you have any questions please do reach out and we will give you our whats-app / Facebook messenger details for a video chat
Benedicte, Harry, Temperance, Quentin and (Dogs)
This next part is essential so please do read this as it's important. Sorry if it's repetitive.
* Females only please as there is some personal care for my daughter involved.
* Spanish would be helpful to help my son but not at all a requirement to visit our family.
* We can only accommodate solo travelers.
* We CANNOT help get you a work visa, but are happy to accept travels with work visas in place.
* 100% we will need a copy of your ID/passport
* We require to see booked tickets before we accept any bookings.
* We only currently accept people coming with a clear negative COVID test less than 72 hours old (or Covid Passport)
* A sense of humor is 100% a must in our home if you are easily offended we are not the place for you.
* Please be aware we are a regular house and have our quirks like any family (we are also a huggy family)
* We have lots of dogs so an allergy to dust or dog hair must be considered.
* We 100% video chat with Workaways before we offer a space in our home.
* The minimum period is 2 weeks. (we prefer 4)
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
We do ask that if you are looking to come to stay with our family that you are able to socialise with us. Working and eating and spending the rest of the time in the bedroom upstairs is not what we are about and honestly we want this to be a cultural exchange and for it not to feel like all people do is work and nothing else.
They can learn French and / or English with my children and wife and can experience life in the area we live and get to see the sights and Pic du midi (if they are interested), learn about life in France and share experiences with us, can also talk about the business and how it runs and we are open to most discussions.
If there is anything in particular you would like to get from this experience please do ask us as we are open to suggestions from anyone staying with us.
Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.
Pretty much all in the Profile, household help, light building or maintenance and just general stuff.
During school holidays we do ask for more focus on kids activities over helping in and around the house.
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English and French and my Son (plus my daughter) would welcome Spanish speakers.
Bedroom with a double bed and other furnishings. We have 2 bathrooms both with showers.
there are lots of places to go and visit, bus / train car rides away. Toulouse, Lourdes, The mountains and many other places.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
We could house a small camper van so please give dimensions.
We can accept dogs only and this would be subject to the time of year, (ie Summer holidays and Christmas being our businesses busy time we are at our maximum dog guests during this period. Male dogs must be castrated and females sterilized.
5 hours per day 5 days per week
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