For this last minute request, during the school holidays I'm looking for someone who could bring something to my son of 13 who is teaching himself piano with youtube tutorials and an online course I bought him. You don't need to be a certified piano teacher! He has the basics of music theory but is just having fun, so I want it to remain fun, just an exchange. He's been playing on keyboards for a month and already plays Elise and a lot of Manga themes.
My regular presentation:
I work quite a bit in Toulouse teaching English and so have less time to DIY than I would like. At the moment nothing really technical, just moral support and house stuff to free me up for other tasks. Any music is appreciated, particularly someone who could give some piano pointers to my 13-yr-old, who is teaching himself. I was really into puzzles and woodwork and have now joined a Fablab in Toulouse so trying to get proficient on svg software to let the laser do the work. We're also interested in learning German...and just meeting you!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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We are certainly happy to share anything we know anything about!
One project at the moment is trying to ruduce the mass of my possessions, so it would be great to have sorting and organizational help and moral support. Share household tasks/shopping if I get overloaded or to free me up for other things. Possible light decorating work, like wall fixations. Interaction with (but not responsibility for) teenager, who would really benefit from some informal artistic or musical direction. Where I live is not isolated(there are shops and it's pretty well connected to local cities by bus, there's even a direct bus to Toulouse for early risers), but it's in the country, you should probably have a driver's license.
Apartment of 100m2- 1000 sq feet- in old house. There are two bedrooms one of which is occupied sometimes by my son. I am very flexible about sleeping arrangements and am often on the sofa. But honestly not a lot of privacy. Shared bathroom (tho' I spend very little time in there) and kitchen. We compost and minimize water consumption within reason. Wood-burning stove which at this time of year I'm not supplementing anymore with the expensive central heating, but there is an electric heater in the bathroom!
no smoking in house, no problem to go down into the garden. I cook real food with real ingredients that tends toward spicy. And I like to discover other people's cooking! This is not a business, I am an individual, so it's pretty personal, which is why I don't think it's a good idea to go more than 2 weeks here unless further agreement upon arrival. We particularly appreciate musicians, guitars djembe violin and keyboards available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3-4 hours per day, 5 days