Join our family and help with childcare, walk the dog and teach us English in Dinslaken, Germany



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    Hey guys,

    we are a small family of 4 living in a flat in a city in the west of Germany. We are my husband Florian (35) my daughter Isabella (10) our small dog Bonnie, and me Desiree (35). My hobbies are drawing (oil, chalk) filming, cutting filmscenes, music and create a film, traveling and planning my trips, hiking. My husband loves drawing, too and visiting concerts. Isabella loves everything and 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, lots of cultural events like concerts, parties, 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.

    I'm a social education worker and work with disabled children (a half day job) my husband is a cutting mashine operator, my daughter goes to primary school and 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, barbecues, have Isabellas friends around and have some fun time together.

    We prefer short term helpers for not longer than 4 weeks and would like to host you if you are a really good English speaking, open-minded, honest, friendly, positiv and motivated person who likes children and dogs. 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. 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. 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

    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 want and cook it by yourself if nessessary, as I haven't experienced cooking meat for years. We also cook meat for our dog. Isabella isn't a vegetarian and eats pizza salami or something when we order food from a delevery service, so we haven't a problem with it. It's our draft to live like reducing plastic waste so we're figuring out a lot of experiences in making our own shampoo, soap and cleaning powders. We're developing possibilities to live like respecting our earth and all living.

    You will sleep in a loft bed (for grown ups) in my daughter's fresh tidied room, which she'll not use at that time. You have there the bed, a desk, a cupboard for your clothes and a comfortable seat for your own. As we have a guest toilet you'll have that for your own, too. Shower and bathtub are shared. The other rooms are shared, too. Except our sleeping room. Please make yourself at home when you're here.

    All foot and meals are included. You can feel like at home and prepare yourself what you wish. Please feel like a part of the family. We ask you to have the dinner usually together with us which I or my husband will prepare or you if you want to, as a part of your working time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    I don't need much help, just a little bit cleaning in the flat, put dishes in the dishwasher and out, laundry, childcare, walk the dog and teach us some English, especially my daughter. We need to declutter it would be great if we could do that together some days. I have been planning for a long time to restaurate my old bike wich we can maybe start if you're interested in. The working times are really flexible. We can talk about it when you're here. We'll ask you to work around 4-5 hours on 5 days per week.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, some Frech

  • Accommodation


    An own room in a flat in a city and own toilet and washbasin and place to keep your stuff there .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're vegetarians

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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