we are a small family of 4 living in a small, historic and cosy house in a city in the west of Germany. The railwaystation to all city's of the famous Ruhrgebiet is near by. The trains go in a direct way to near cities like Oberhausen, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen, Leverkusen, Cologne, Bonn withing less and longest 40 minutes.
We are my husband Florian (36) my daughter Isabella (11) our small dog Bonnie, and me Desiree (36). My hobbies are drawing, filming, cutting filmscenes and combine it with music photos and on and gardening. I have a small vegetable garden which I really appreciate. I love traveling and planning my trips, sewing, restoring old furniture, and hiking. My daughter and me are traveling with workaway, too. If you're interested you can check our workaway profile, too. My workaway profile name is: Desiree
My husband loves drawing, table top games and creating the game terrains and the pawns in the games, listening to music and visiting concerts.
Isabella loves to be together with other children and people. She's really sociable and chatty and younger children love to spend time with her as she has lots of ideas for creative playing and is really funny. Her hobbies are stand up puddling, swimming and new Jiu Jitsu. She wish to learn to play piano and singing and is really interested in drama art but as she need a lot of body workout there's not the time for music and art school as well at the moment beside friends and school. We'll see how and when she can follow this interest. Our dog loves sleeping and eating. She's really lazy.
The city, called Dinslaken, is located in NRW in Germany and belongs to the big industry and cultural centre called Ruhrgebiet. Dinslaken is located at the border of this area and opens its other side to more countryside and smaller cities and villages. Dinslaken is close to the Netherland border. The whole area offers lots and lots of museums an lots of cultural events like concerts, partys special markets, and festivals. It has great city centers, shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, big liberies, theme parks, parks and historical monuments. Düsseldorf and Cologne are near by. We live next to the city center of our small but lovely city Dinslaken wich has a lot to offer, too.
I'm a social education worker and work with disabled children (a half day job). My husband is a cutting mashine operator and my daughter goes to secundary school. Our dog lies around, eats and sleeps.
We love to be outdoors, go to parks, museums, festivals, special markets, concerts and to countryside for hiking. We like to spend time with friends, have barbecues, have Isabellas friends around and enjoy time together.
We would like to host you if you are a fluent English speaking (perfect would be native english), open-minded, honest, friendly and positiv person who likes children and dogs and wants to be a part of the family. We are not a quiet family and loves it funny and loud and have people around. It would be good if you enjoy that, too. Otherwise you could feel uncomfortable with us. We would also host a mom or dad with a child if you sleep in one room and one of you is fine to sleep on a fat mattress on the ground.
We all want to train our English skills in speaking with you. That's the main help we'd ask you to do and our main reason to host workaways. We ask you to come to us if you like to spend time with us as we enjoy to chat with people, love the cultural exchange and spend fun time together. We would like to cook or do some household chores, art or gardening side by side with you. To go out together and enjoy what the area has to offer would be lovely.
If you want to travel with your child it's great that our kids can play together and maybe become friends.
You'll also have time for yourself as well, of cause.
Due to the pandemic we're not going out for dinner or to crowded places. Friends are not coming around often as we're living really careful during these crises. We still enjoy to go out to hike in the hills or forests and we hope everything will be better soon.
We are vegetarian and ask you just to decide to come to us if you're willing to eat our vegetarian or vegan cooked food as we don't offer meat. You can buy yourself meat if you wish and cook it by yourself as I haven't experienced cooking meat for years. It's our draft to live like reducing plastic waste and gardening in the way to give insects and birds a home in the middle of the city. We're developing possibilities to live like respecting our earth and all living.
You will sleep in your own room in the 2nd floor. There is a staircase just to your room so you'll have a quiet private place. You have there a bed, a cupboard for your clothes, a comfortable seat, table with poufs and a TV. The other rooms are shared, except our sleeping room and the sleeping room from Isabella. Please make yourself at home when you're here.
All foot and meals are included. You can feel like at home. Please help yourself. We ask you to have dinner together with us, in case you're at home, which I or my husband will prepare, or you if you want to, as a part of your working time.
Good wifi network is available. We have Prime Video, Netflix and the Disney Channel.
Florian, Isabella and Desiree
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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You'll join a lot of cultural exchanges in chatting and spending time with us, going out together and join the cultural offers from this area. We want you to feel like a part of the family. You can join us while visiting friends and other freetime activities. If you want we can also drive to the beach in the Netherlands for one day or to the hills in Sauerland or Eiffel. I also offer you to teach you some German as I has been teaching German to immigrants. You'll join the German kitchen and vegetarian and vegan dishes like cooking together, eating and baking cakes and German bread with us. Experiences in developing possibilities in reducing waste and respecting our planet with all its creatures.
I don't need much help, just a little bit cleaning in the flat, put dishes in the dishwasher and out, childcare, walk the dog and teach us some English, especially my daughter. We want to restore some old furniture in the shabby chick style and maybe paint a wall or two in a creative way. I have fun to do so and it would be great if we could do that together some days. The working times are flexible.
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A quiet room for your own with a bed, cupboard for your closes and comfortable seats, in a small and cosy house in a city. Bathroom with toilet, shower and bathtub are shared. Livingroom, kitchen and garden are also shared.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week