Experience family life in the beautiful Southern Jutland, Denmark

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  • Description

    Description

    Dear all

    Chinese- and Math-teachers are urgently required! Will someone help my 13 year old daughter (year 8 in the Cambridge system) with her Math homework, or help my 17 year old daughter on IB Diploma with Math A-level and Chinese (Mandarin), Physics and/or Economy B-level ?

    We take corona seriously. So we are careful and will ask you to be careful too, while living with us and follow all officially required quarantine and test restrictions. In general we prefer short time stays up to maximum 3 weeks, but we are flexible. We enjoy being hosts, but we also like some quiet periods with privacy in between.

    I am alone with everything in the house, since my 17 and 13 year old daughters are really busy with their schools. So we could also need some help for the daily house hold chores and good advice and help for organizing the interior.
    Any helping hand would be appreciated with big thanks.

    We prefer couples, friends or workawayers, who are very independent, since I don't have very much time to talk and show you around. We have some bikes, you can borrow, but most of the transport will be hiking, public transport, or you can borrow my car (just fill it up again with gas after) and take some sight seeing trips in the area, when I don't use it for work.

    We live in a village called Varnæs in the southern part of Jutland, Denmark, near the German border. There is bus connection to Aabenraa and Sønderborg, and a beautiful landscape with beaches and forests in the back yard.

    It's a good place to hike, if you like the Danish nature. And you can always use us as a base, while you take trips to different places in Denmark or North Germany.

    I am a single mother, who work as a pastor in the Lutheran church. My three daughters are 20, 17 and 13. The eldest has moved to Copenhagen to study. The younger go to IB Diploma (2nd year) and international school (year 8).

    We are an active and creative family, who like music, hiking, travelling and new experiences. We are nice and flexible.

    You will be welcomed as a member of the family, while living here. If you want, we will be happy to introduce you to hobbies and activities in the cities nearby, according to your wishes.
    You can be as private as you want. Some might only need a bed, and take care of themselves, when the practical tasks are done. Others might want to be a part of our family and activities.

    We serve all kinds of foods, including vegetarian. As a single mother I don't have much money, so we live on a low budget, but you are welcome to share what is ours, while living with us.

    We are not smokers, and it is not allowed to smoke indoors.

    We have rabbits and cat.

    We look forward to meet you :-)

    Best regards Sidsel (mother), Karen Marie (eldest daughter at home) and Signe (youngest daughter at home)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a funny, warm and engaged family, who know a lot of people and can help you getting a network here.
    We live close to the nature and to public transports, so you will be able to go out and see a lot of things easily. We can help you finding good tours.

    We are adventurous and would love to learn about your culture, and teach you about ours, if you like. We live close to the German border in a rural area with "typically" Danish families. Through my job and our neighborhood, you will meet the Danish culture. If you want, you are welcome to participate in the activities around the church, where I am a pastor. It is mainly sunday services, but also some teaching, visiting people, meetings etc. Being a Christian is NOT necessary to stay with our family - we are a pastor's family, but we love diversity and the cultural exchange.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Housework like cleaning and tidying up, sewing curtains. Help in other house holds than ours will only happen after appointment with you.

    Teaching Math in IB-Diploma-level (2nd year) or Cambridge level (year 8). Also help in other subjects like IB Mandarin, Physics and Economy. And Cambridge year 8 German and Science.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Danish: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Faroese: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Karen Marie is going to learn Chinese (Mandarin) in IB from summer 2021. She is also very interested in learning Vietnamese. Signe needs to get fluent in German, which is 2nd language in her school. If you study Danish, we would love to help you.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A bed room, where you can withdraw and have some privacy. If you come two, we will find extra mattresses for you, and maybe use one of the living rooms with couches.
    We are quite flexible, as long as you smoke outside and are not extremely noisy. (You are welcome to practise any instrument and invite friends, but not so welcome to play loud music very often, since we like quietness).

    We live in a big old parsonage from 1779 with a huge garden. The gardener from the church is cutting the grass. We live on a road 10 min. walk from the village, where there are busses. We also have a car and can help you with transport for catching trains and busses. When I don't use the car, you can borrow it, but please pay for the fuel. There are many nice places to hike in our area.

    We eat breakfast together at 6.30 am, before the children go to school. Lunch when we are hungry (usually about 12-13 and dinner about 6 pm. We like to make healthy and green food, mainly vegetarian. We are very flexible about your needs. If you want expensive foods, please help with buying foods sometimes, since we live on a low budget.

    My youngest daughter comes home from school about 2-3 pm. My elder daughter about 4 pm. I study and work at home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus close to, where we live. We can also bring you to the bus- or train station, so you can get around. It is also possible to rent a cheap car. I have a car myself, so I will be glad to drive you on tours, when I don't have too much work. If you like horse riding, culture, night life or whatever, I can help you getting around and finding the programmes and good places to go.

  • 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

    I work from home, study from home, and it is fine with me, if you need to do work from home as well. As long as you are responsible and your duties are done, you can spend your free time as you want.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have a park place outside our parsonage with place for app 3-4 cars. So it should be possible for a normal campervan or a motorhome to stay there.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have two cats, so other cats or dogs are not acceptable. But any smaller animals, preferably in a cage, are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week- food

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