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We are Carolina and David.
We have two wonderful children of seven years old and five years old, and we are expecting a new baby for october-november.
We are looking for nice people who wants to play with our children and teach us English, French, Chines, German... If you are interested in spending a year in Spain and living in the countryside very close to Madrid city, please, read our profile and ask us what you need. We are looking for someone from now to november. Really important to have experience driving.
We live in a beautiful house with large garden to enjoy with our children. Our chalet is surrounded by countryside half an hour from Madrid center.
We love to live in nature, hiking, personal development... and now our lives revolve around our children.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Why we think it may be interesting for you to share time with us.
- We believe that the experience of living with us could be very interesting for our way of life: a relaxed life, oriented to children and personal development. We can meditate together (Carolina is an expert in mindfulness), go for a walk in the countryside ...
- If you like to live in the countryside, our house has direct access to a protected natural park, with oaks and juniper, where wild boars, goats, eagles and vultures and another wild animals live. Besides our beautiful garden is a beautiful place to rest, meditate, play, work with the soil, gardening ...
- If you like to know the Spanish culture, from our house you can access Madrid in half an hour, with a bus stop a five minute walk from home that takes you to Madrid every 20-30 minutes. Madrid is the capital of Spain, and has many activities and life to offer you: Spanish and international food, tapas, places of great atmosphere like the Latin, the best museums, parks, theaters and cinemas, terraces ... What I'm going to say about Madrid (I can only say that other people who have accompanied us will return soon to be able to continue to know).
- In addition Madrid is a neuralgic center to know all Spain in trips of some days: the natural beauty of the north, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria ... Direct trains to Barcelona and Catalonia; Or deepen the beauty of the south, Andalusia ...
- And if you want to go deeper from Madrid in an hour you can go to cities as beautiful as Toledo, Segovia, Avila, El Escorial.. Or in two hours in Salamanca, our beautiful city of origin.
- Also from our house you can walk or bike (It's a 30-minute walk) to a small town with all the charm of small villages, a town where people greet you on the street, where they do many cultural activities, with a theater, good food ...
Added to all this, we continue to develop our interests in breeding, permaculture, gardening, so if you can contribute knowledge on the subject or want us to discuss it, it will be very enriching.
We know a lot about bullfighting; we can explain you what is the magic in this art.
And of course, if you want to know our language, we will be happy to share with you our Spanish from Salamanca, which is defined as the best Spanish in the world.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help needed from September to June.
What are we looking for.
We are looking for a person who really loves and respects children, who likes to be with them, play and enjoy with our children.
We want our children to grow with the wealth of other cultures and languages around them.
We believe that life in community is very important for our development as people. Our children enjoy playing and being with people who are really there for them, accept them and respect them.
We seek to share the upbringing of our children with people who enrich us as people, who want to share their culture and their life with us.
The role of the person who accompanies us is that: accompany us while speak with our children in English or German. The person we want at our side is someone who understands children, who has knowledge about their evolutionary development, works themselves as a person, accompanies children and accepts them, suggests activities and follows their rhythms, always from the respect and the knowledge of the child, not from the imposition. It is also interesting that you can plan activities for children (from making bread to soap bubbles...).
For the education of our children we rely on the knowledge of the child nature from the anthropological, psychological, sociological, always with a look at the scientific evidence ... To promote a healthy emotional, psicological and fisical development of the children is the key point in our parenting.
We want someone to share time of our life, exchange , learn from you about your culture and your lenguage ... and above all that is there with and for children, with presence and full acceptance.
We also ask for help to share basic household tasks, general cleaning of common areas, help or take turns cooking, and above all we need help to keep the house in order (children's toys may appear in unsuspected places ...).
And if you like gardening, we are deepening in permaculture and organic garden, and for now we have some tomatoes and some spectacular flowers, so if you can contribute also in this aspect, we will be delighted. Our garden needs almost as much help as a mom with three small children ☺️
It is important to have drive licence and experience driving.
We are looking for mostly native English or German-speaking people since our children are currently entering in those language.
This host offers a language exchange
Our oldest son attends a British school where they learn English, French, Chinese. For this reason, we would love to have a workawayer who has a high level in one or both languages. For us parents, it is also very interesting to continue improving our English. The experience with workawayers in our house has allowed us to improve our level. In addition, we are from Salamanca, which in Spain is known for being possibly the best Spanish (Castilian) in the world. If you are interested in learning Spanish, we can accompany you. We ask our workawayers to interact with children in your native language and we look for spaces in which we, adults, can share our Spanish with interested people.
What kind of accommodation we offer you.
We live in a spacious and comfortable house with several rooms. One of those rooms, overlooking the mountain, is for you. You have a bed with a comfortable mattress and a goose feather comforter to keep warm on cold winter nights. We can organize the room in the way you consider: desk with chair, maybe a comfortable armchair ...
The bathroom will be exclusively for you during the weekends and for most of the day.
The house has a large kitchen, a library and a living room whit a piano that you can use when you consider it.
We provide food and lodging. We try to make healthy meals, based on vegetables and fruits, meat and fish. We like to cook our own bread. We can cook Spanish food together as a potato omelette or paella. We will love to try food from your country.
Thank you for coming here to read everything we have written. If you are interested in sharing a little of your life with us, in a healthy, respectful and conscious way, we are looking forward to meeting you.
We have had previous experiences with several people and in most of the times it has been very pleasant and enriching. We continue to maintain contact with some of these people, hoping that they will return in the future or be able to visit them in their countries of origin.
From what we have lived with our previous workawayers, with each of which we have learned different things and enjoyed different ways, we want to specify some points of what we have above in our profile so that they are clearer:
What do we expect from you:
- that you come with a desire to smile, with a positive vision of life; we understand that we all have bad days, but we propose that our relationship be based on the desire to smile and communicate, learn from each other.
- that you really like and understand the children, you feel like playing with them, you speak to them in English/German/French/Chinese (they have a great interest in learning German/English, we have proven that the most they learn is when the workawayers always speak to them in English - if there is anything they do not understand what you can say in Spanish, but the interaction in general is in your mother tongue-). That you accompany the children in their game (they love playing with Lego, firemen and police, in the garden with soil, water and sand ...) or that you propose activities (we have a few books with things to do). You play with them because you really want and you like to play.
- to help us with basic day-to-day issues, such as picking up the table after dinner, sharing the making of meals, or picking up what you have used with the children or that the children have used while they are with you (theme of crafts, toys ...)
As for the schedule, we expect that you stay with the children on the afternoon.
And on weekends in general our workawayers take the opportunity to travel to Madrid or other areas, or they also accompany us in some outings we can do. If you need to take more days than the weekend to travel we can talk about it without problem.
We usually share some meals.
It's really like sharing the house with your family, as if you were the big brother or sister. For us it is important that you are available when the children want you to play with them, but we also understand, and so we communicate it to the children and we would also like you to communicate it to them, that we all need our moments of rest or of loneliness or of recollection. Each of our workawayers has been finding their own way of being comfortable with us and finding their times.
If you are interested in knowing us, we were happy to know you! Please, contact us and tell us:
- Why do you have choosen our family. What do you expect from us.
- What do you expect from your stay here, what are your goals during the time you spend with us.
- What do you think you can contribute to our family.
Best wishes, Carolina y David.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
If you are a digital nomad, maybe you can find it interesting to spend this year with us. We have shared our life with people who have been studying at a distance, or working on their own projects, in their free time, making the well-being of children compatible with their project.
In our house we have chickens. Cats often pass through our garden, and unfortunately a fox. There are many birds. We would love to have a dog but we think it will be appropriate to have one when the children are a little older. If you have a pet that you would like to travel with, please let us know to see if it is possible that it can also stay with us.
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week