Hi, we are a young family with 3 small children aged 9, 8 and 5, living in a quiet neighbourhood in West Yorkshire, England. I am at university studying midwifery and my husband works as an ecologist. We live in the town of Halifax, West Yorkshire and only a short train ride away from us are 3 main cities, York, Leeds and Manchester. I am studying Spanish and would love to practice speaking it on a daily basis, my daughters are learning Spanish too, however my husband and son do not speak Spanish so you will get plenty of English practice here also. We accept workawayers aged over 25 that are Spanish speaking natives and that love dogs, chickens and children! We prefer those wanting to stay a minimum of 3 weeks but longer is also great. If you are not sure about anything just send me a message and we can chat. We are currently looking for a couple to stay with us over the summer.
Sorry if it takes me a while to reply to emails. I do always reply no matter what but if we are not actively looking for a workawayer at that time it can take a while meaning my reply rate looks low when it is actually 100%. Thanks
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The town and the bus and train station are all within walking distance so you can go to many wonderful places like York which is a really beautiful city and Hebden Bridge which is a small village full of culture. The cities of Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool are also close enough to visit for a day. Our house is surrounded by some very beautiful countryside with many walks to be explored. I practice yoga most days and welcome the company, I also attend yoga classes if people want to join.
We welcome help with gardening (we grow our own vegetables when possible), dog walking, looking after the chickens, childcare and cleaning. Also looking after the house and animals if we go for a trip ourselves. I really want to be fluent in Spanish one day so I am eager to learn and help others learn English in return.
We love learning about new cultures and way of life and if you want to cook traditional meals that's great but if you don't want to cook for us that is no problem, as long as you are able to cook for yourself. We do try eat as a family whenever possible so often food will be prepared for you but sometimes with work and university we are not able.
You will have your own room with a double mattress on the top floor for privacy and access to wireless internet. Please be aware the staircase is steep as its a converted loft. All food is included while we are here but it would be great if you can buy your own food If we go away on holiday, in return less will be expected of you. We make mostly vegetarian and vegan meals, though occasionally we eat meat.
The closest airports to us are Manchester and Leeds Bradford. Manchester is easier usually as you can take the train from there to our local train station where taxis are available but I will always pick people up if I possibly can.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
maximum of 20 hours a week over 5 days. Flexible!