We live in the DC area, near a bus and metro stop. We have a 2.5 year old daughter, two Icelandic Sheepdogs, and 1 very old cat. We are looking for native French and Spanish speakers to come visit us and help our daughter with her Spanish and French. She understands both languages right now as my husband speaks French to her and she goes to a Spanish speaking daycare.
We are expecting twins in March, so our preference for guests who would be comfortable in a household with babies. They will likely cry at night sometimes, but we can provide you with earplugs.
Right now, we are not booking workaway guests while I was will be maternity leave, but will consider guests starting in May.
We are also LGBTQ friendly.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are in a major metropolitan city, living just outside of Washington, DC. We are one mile from a metro stop (our subway) and a bus stop that goes there is only two blocks away. You would have plenty of time to see everything DC has to offer. It has so many free monuments and museums. We would also welcome you to join us as we go places, and if you wanted to arrange any short trips to nearby cities (e.g. NYC) we could be flexible to accommodate that.
Our primary goal is to have our 2.5 year old have more exposure to French and Spanish! So in the mornings, evenings (after 5pm) and on weekends we'd love for someone to play/speak French or Spanish with her, teach her songs, rhymes, etc. We would also like some assistance with gardening / yard work when it is nice out. We pay someone to mow but would like help with raking, picking up sticks, weeding, watering flowers, mulching. And finally, additional help around the house is also on the list! Some cooking, light cleaning, feeding and playing with the dogs and helping to pick up after our daughter. We have house cleaners come every two weeks as well. To some extent, we can be flexible in your interests. If you are comfortable with babies we'd also welcome that help.
We keep a chart on the fridge that details daily/weekly, and one-time tasks. It also has a grid showing 25 hours each week for you to check off how much you have helped to ensure we do not ask you to help more than 25 hours each week.
We have a guest bedroom with a Queen bed and also a full bathroom next to it. Right now, our master bedroom shower is broken, so we do all share the shower in that bathroom. We live in a large house and have a large backyard for relaxing. We are happy to host couples or pairs of travelers.
We live one mile from the West Falls Church metro. Within a mile we also have some shops/restaurants and also the W&OD bike trail that runs through Virginia. Also, given have young children we would prefer a non-smoker and a non-drug user.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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