We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children - 2 boys of 9 and 13 y.o., and a girl of 11 y.o.). I am a web programmer (working at home) and my spouse is an administrative assistant for a taxlawyer. We also have 3 cats.
We live in a house in the city of Sherbrooke, which is close to forests, parks, bike paths and multiple services nearby.
We are looking for a trusted person to help in the house.
We want to improve and learn English on a daily basis during games, activities and family meals. I do speak a bit well in English. My spouse understands and speaks pretty well. Children are learning English at school; they have a very small base. I'm also learning German so I would be happy to have a chance to pratice with someone. I also study naturopathy and practice yoga and meditation (maybe I would like to teach these discipline in the future).
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Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will live in a Quebec family and enjoy the beautiful area of the Eastern Townships.
If you wish, you will have the opportunity to learning French and participate to our family activities like :
- picking berries
- open-air movie theater
- public swimming pools and beaches
- camping in the area (in a tent)
- traditionnal dancing (september to march only)
- cycling and hiking (lots of mountains around)
- visit family and friends outside the city
- winter sports like : slides, skiing (cross-country and alpine), ice skating)
- visit and eating at a sugar cabin (where the maple sugar is made) *️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️ only in march/april
- helping to learn English/Spanish/German
- household help, laundry, cleaning
- helping with cooking
- exterior/interior painting
- mowing the lawn
French, English, Spanish (learning), German (learning)
Air-conditioning, high speed Wi-Fi
Local bus stop at the corner of the street
We have a bathtub outside you can use
We dont' have a private room but a large place with a wide and comfortable futon.
We most of the time cook healthy meals (mostly vegetarian).
I will be able to pick you up at the Sherbrooke bus terminal when you arrive and drive you there for your return.
Sherbrooke is located 1h30 from Montreal and 2h30 from Quebec City. Possibility of using public transport (at your expense) to get around.
The downtown and shopping malls are 8-15 minutes from the house by car. Maybe a bit more by bus.
Around the city, there are hills / mountains for hiking, skiing or mountain biking (10min (Mont Bellevue) -25 min. (Mont Orford) - BROMONT (50 min.) The GRANBY Zoo (1h), beaches, 2 universities, bike trails, movie theaters and an open-air movie theater, lakes and rivers (swimming, canoeing). There are a few museums in Sherbrooke, but there are several in Montreal and in Quebec City. Sherbrooke is located near Magog, a pretty tourist town at 20 min.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week