Help our family in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Ciao! We're a happy family with two kids, aged 13 and 8 (the profile picture was taken two years ago), living in a beautiful, touristic area on the North-West seaside of Italy, close to Portofino, Genoa and the Five Lands. A great area for hiking, in addition to beaches and beautiful landscapes.
    We love family life, spending time outdoors, sports music and good food (we pay attention to choose just the best ingredients and avoid industrial stuff).
    Our kids are smart, happy, active, and speak good English thanks to our wonderful previous guests/helpers.
    Our son plays tennis, basketball, football and is learning how to play piano.
    Our daughter plays tennis, piano and adores drawing and making art and crafts. Both do pilates as well and like yoga, and would love learning some Spanish, French and/or Japanese for a change.
    The older one is very independent by now, so basically we're just looking for a friend to spend a few time with our daughter.
    We live in Rapallo, a beautiful touristic seaside town on the Ligurian Riviera, very close to the city of Genoa. You could get in contact with several other foreigners living in this area, should you like it.
    We love languages and meeting new people, that's why we're happy to grow our kids with the help of "big sisters" from abroad. We've been hosting girls mainly from the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, then thanks to Workaway we've been adding new nationalities and new experiences to our list! We keep on being in contact with several of them since they feel like family to us, after having shared so many good experiences.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We'd share with you our family life, teach you about Italian way of living and values. We'd help you as a family would do, having a great time here, meeting other students around and getting the most from our area.
    Should you be interested in learning Italian, you could attend free Italian lessons held by volunteers here in Rapallo in the mornings, October to May.

  • Help

    Help

    Even if the requested tasks are simple, we're looking for a girl who truly loves children and is happy, chatty, proactive and responsible, as she will be part of our family for a while.
    We'll need you to help us with our daughter (keep company and play with her) and with the household.
    During the school year we would need your help during afternoons, and a few evenings upon agreement.
    During the summer (mid June to mid September) the schedule changes a lot, as you would have to go to the beach with the kids in the afternoon (they're good swimmers of course).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French and Italian. Basic Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in Rapallo, a beautiful touristic town on the Ligurian Riviera, very close to the city of Genoa.
    From where we live, you could easily go to several other cities (Milano, Torino, Pisa, Firenze just to do an example), which are just between 1,5 and 3 hours away by train.
    We live in a modern apartment with a huge terrace and very nice view of the town and the sea, very close (5 minutes' walk) to shops, bus and train station, beaches and parks.
    You would have your own bedroom with en-suite little bathroom, directly adjoining our terrace at the top of the building; an Italian SIM for the data connection when you're out of home; wi-fi internet connection at home. We also offer the hospitality of a true family, who will always take care of you as our third child if necessary, offering support and real friendship. We've been hosting several girls in the past years who could give you references about us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area is great for seaside and scenic landscapes, as our region (Liguria) is one of the most popular in Italy for holidays all year round! it is famous for hikes, as we have lots of wonderful paths with direct sea view and breathtaking scenery. The most well-known is of course The Five Lands area (Cinque Terre), just 45 minutes by trains from us, where you usually walk hearing every possible foreign languages spoken around you ;)
    We are close to Portofino (20 minutes by bus) and its natural reserve area, and of course to the historical and fascinating city of Genoa, the home town to Cristopher Columbus and which was a very powerful town-state for over 500 years.

  • A little more information

    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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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