Looking for child care help and experience living in the countryside near Paris, France



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  • Description


    Hi ! We are a small family, Joséphine, Eric, Antonin and Bouh (our cat) living in a very pretty stone house in the countryside near Paris. We are both actors. Eric plays at the theater in Paris very regularly at night. I (Joséphine) also give yoga classes and I am creating a place in permaculture on our land. We would like to be self-sufficient in food and energy, the road is long but a few friends and neighbors sometime come to lend me a hand in the garden. We are lucky to have a large garden adjoining the forest. We are also close to the Rambouillet forest and the magnificent Chevreuse Valley. Paris is only 35 minutes by train so it is quite possible to spend the day there.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    At home, french culture and everything that goes with it, language, music, food... Even though we are vegetarians and we love world cuisine with spices and new flavors. We are very curious to discover other cultures and to exchange ideas. Near us, you can discover the historical and natural heritage with the castle and the forest of Rambouillet, the Abbey of Vaux de Cernay, the castle of Versailles (20 minutes by train from us) ... and of course , Paris, its museums and its monuments, gastronomy and nightlife ... And of course, if you are interested in permaculture, I would be happy to share my knowledge and my experiences.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We need help to take care of our 2 years old son when we are working or when we would like to spend a romantic moment (cinema, restaurant ). We have a positive parenting approach, with no punishments or rewards. Patience and listening are the qualities we are looking for to accompany our little guy in the discovery of himself and the world around him. We really like the idea that he also discovers another culture, hears another language end meet new people.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

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  • Accommodation


    The house is very comfortable, we have a guest bedroom upstairs with a double bed, a small desk, cupboards. There is also a private bathroom with walk-in shower, private toilet and a private terrace with a view of the forest. The environment is very calm. Regarding the common area, there is a large, very functional kitchen, a large living room with a wood stove. On the other hand, we do not have a television but we have wifi of course.
    We are vegetarians and we eat organic food as much as possible. The 3 meals will be at our expense of course and we would like everyone to participate in the preparation of the meals and the cleaning of the kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As I said, there are lots of things to see in our area, the train station is 5 minutes by car and we can drop you there if necessary to go to Paris, Versailles or Rambouillet. We also have bicycles because there are pretty walks around our home, but also quite simply on foot, walks in the forest and in our village. On occasion, we can also lend you a car for more hidden places such as the Abbey of Vaux de Cernay.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The wifi works very well in the living room, a little less well in the kitchen and not at all upstairs because the walls are very thick.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can park a van at the end of the garden, but this implies that you will be far from the toilets and the bathroom located in the house

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 216994741927