Working mom and son welcome a Workaway in Bochum, Germany



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  • Description


    My name is Beate, I am 50 years old, my son Etienne is 12 years. We live in a nice small house in Bochum-Stiepel, walking distance to a lake and river (Ruhr) where there are plenty of sportive possibilities. And close to the University by the way (Ruhruni Bochum). I am working fulltime as salesrep in the Sportbranch and my son attends school from 7 to 2 pm. I do not like him to be alone too much, therefor it would be great to host a young man who enjoys the company of a 12 year old in the afternoons. Cooking a simple meal, checking homework as far as possible, or take him to his sportclub. I am home at 5 or 6 pm. Etienne plays the drums, we got a piano at home. He will start with „parcour“ in September and surprise 😄 he likes gaming. But this has to be under control. We are a complete relaxed team, love our cat and grandma who lives on the first floor in her ein Appartement in my house. My two daughters 19/21 study and do not live with us anymore. Etienne speaks good English and just started with french.
    Bochum is a very interesting cultural hot spot as we have many theaters, clubs and for young peopleit is absolutely fun. Düsseldorf is a 30 min drive, Cologne 1 hour.
    Please feel free to ask my anything you would like to know!
    Of course you will have your own room with 1,40 m bed, we just all have to share one bathroom. Living, big kitchen, office, my bedroom and Etiennes room. Also a garden with fruit trees, Bus station is 5 min walking distance and a 17 min drive by bus to go downtown. And yes, there is a night express!! 🤙🏼
    A Minimum of 6 weeks of your stay would be nice!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I will do my Maximum to help with the German language. Years ago I worked as a German teacher for foreigners.
    We are prepared to include you in our Family activities if you want to- on weekends- but there is no must! Lets take it cool!
    We go swimming, iceskating, concerts, movies, friendsplace, hiking.... and sometimes also just hanging out watching netflix

  • Help


    - 4 days a week checking homework, maybe cooking a small meal for you and the boy- just having fun with him 2 to 3 hrs a day.
    Every now and then eventually staying with him on a Saturday night if Mama needs her „night out“ 😎
    If nothing to do I do not mind you and my son cutting the grass!
    If you play the drums as well... we go them at home and you guys can enjoy Rockn Roll together!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German English French

  • Accommodation


    1 room of about 16 qm. Lots of light, quiet. 1,40 m bed, cupboard, it was a girls room but I will do my Maximum to take the „chichi“ out! 😉
    Shared bathroom with shower! Unless you want your own bathroom... but then you have to use a nice one in the cellar.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We got no experience yet- due to a full house with two girls and a husband.
    Now Etienne and me are a new little team, ready to welcome a young man, a buddy. Live and let live! Respect peace everyone needs every now and then, interact, communicate and lets not make things complicated. But we all have to be serious and reliable!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hrs a day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 171588943983