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Ecological project in Llinars del Valles, Spain

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5 (three daughters ages 8,11 and 13). We live in the country side under beautiful mediterranean landscape. We speak Castellano, Catalan, Czech and English.

    We currently run a ecological project under Gaia Education. It is a UNESCO certified program that nurtures environmental learning outdoors for children taught in English and German.
    We often need help with English and German speakers, teachers, carpenters, field work and summer camp.

    We would prefer a native English/German speakers or someone with a high level of proficiency in English/German. A minimym stay of a month or more, adds consistency to our project schedule.

    Our daughters are very cooperative and have a healthy routine of play time, study time and family time. I am happy to invite a couple as well as it may be fun to have a partner to explore the area with.

    If you enjoy being outdoors, working with children and have a summer camp/teaching experience we would love to meet you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workaways staying for 3 months are eligiable for certification through our Gaia Education project as sustainability program.

    You will have exposure to 2 other languages spoken regularly in the household - primarily Castellano and Czech.
    My first priority is for you to care for my daughters in the home and get to know us because we want you to be a part of our family. I am usually near by but would like someone to help them become more proficient in English through all academic subjects. It is not necessary for you to be a qualified teacher but just to support their educational needs.

    If you have skills and talents with gardening, landscaping or other general outdoor projects and would like earn a little income - we would be grateful for any additional help. Our home will likely have other indoor repair and restoration projects if that is something you enjoy. These are "extra" opportunities and not required as a Workawayer.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    I would like someone to help 3-4 hours a day on average (including weekends), but with a lot of flexibility. When the girls start school help is needed in the evenings for a few hours assisting them with reading, writing and speaking in English. They also have many extracurricular activities in the evenings so it would be best to have someone who is willing to orchestrate these events by helping with walking them from school and to dance, skates, etc. We are new homeowners and live in a beautiful wooden home in the forest with a lot of open spaces and areas for exploration. Any additional work with our fix it up home would also be appreciated. This can include light landscaping, gardening, clearing and reparation inside as well. Any of this extra help would be monetarily compensated and I am happy to negotiate hours and payment.

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own generously sized bedroom and shared full bath in a fully restored farm house in the forest. We live on a beautiful serene wooded lot with amazing views and peaceful environment. All meals provided - you can either eat with the family (preferred) or if you have special dietary needs there will be a variety of different foods offered. I am sensitive to the needs of vegetarians and will have options for you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our forest home is very close to Montseny (a mountain close to Barcelona). There are many hills and mountains for hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping etc. Costa Brava has beautiful beaches and is a quaint coastal village about an hour away by car. The train and/or metro (in BCN) are very reliable and you will find it easy to get to many historic attractions, bars, restaurants and entertainment in BCN and surrounding areas.

    It's an ideal setting for active people - mountains on one side and the sea on the other. To get to the closest beach is only about 20 km away and you can take a bike provided for you to take to train station or you can go by car. We are willing to negotiate the use of an extra vehicle we own as well.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 222386943641

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