We are a family living in a big apartment in a residential area in Barcelona City.
As native born Barcelonians, we are able to share our almost 35 years experiences of the surprising ways that this city offers to the visitors.
Cesar and I (Marie) are well-traveled. Prior to becoming parents we lived and traveled together or separately many places. Many of these trips were funded by living in house-sharing situations - we are used to sharing our space with non-family members and people with a different culture to our own. Also I had 2 Workaway experiences as a volunteer.
Eight months ago, we had our baby and as a new inexperienced parents, we are a little overwhelmed by the whole situation. Cesar works many days and also travels a lot and I work from home with the computer.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are looking for cheerful, friendly and social Workawayers that want to help us with the daily duties such as cleaning, laundry, shopping and socializing with everyone and enjoy the time in Barcelona. We cannot promise that we have lots of time to spend with you - sadly our combined lives are too busy -. We provide everything for you to make your own breakfast. Lunch would need to be prepared for your own, but dinners you can join us always you want, we will be very happy to share with you all, as we are a cook lovers. We also happy to exchange languages if you come here to learn Spanish or Catalan and also you can join us when we make an excursion. We like the mountain and the beach, and we like also spend time with friends. Sometimes they come our place to dinner, of course you going to be a member of our family.
Other than that, where we really need the help is with keeping the house clean and tidy, sometime taking care the dog (my father’s dog visits sometimes) or the garden or our child. (As I am a stay at home parent would be at home with the baby when he is here, so no "lone care" of our kid is requested). But definitely all that help with the daily works will allow me to better organize my work time while feeling confident thanks to you!
We won't demand too much of you, any help you can give would be very welcome. We do expect our volunteers to work the minimum hours stated as that is only fair. Average work required will be 3-4h a day. You can help us better in the morning or sometime in the afternoon or a little both. You (and us) choose and you can change day after day.
The rest of the time, you would be free to do what you like without having to give us an account! We are a very easy and laid back family.
You will have a private double room with a double bed, large wardrobe, shared bathroom, internet/wifi and Netflix included.
We live almost in the center of Barcelona, so all city is at your fingertips! In our neighborhood there are lots of local facilities nearby: cinema, clothes, coffee, restaurants, sports center, gym and big parks. And the beach it’s not far away by walking distance.
I want someone who is independent, flexible and accommodating, cheerful, chatty and happy and doesn't worry they have worked half an hour longer than stated as it works both ways and there will be times when you will have extra time off. I prefer an honest and fun person who understands that it requires mutual un-derstanding, respect and honesty
You must speak English fluently; French or Spanish also works, it does not have to be your native language. We are looking for someone to start now for a MINIMUM of 2 Months. If the arrangement works well for both parties, this could become a long term hosting opportunity.
We conduct video INTERVIEWS before we accept Workawayers. Please share your number or skype ID or whatsApp, we will happy to meet you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week