We are a family of five: a couple, a 4 year old girl and 2 baby twin girls. We are both 35 years old and before the girls we lived in other countries for some time. We both work as teachers
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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We speak Catalan, Spanish, English and Japanese, if you are interested in practicing or learning different languages. We are both teachers in a high school. And, if you like kids, you will have a lot of fun. We have a Mediterranean lifestyle, if you can say that. We like to eat healthy food; we enjoy cooking and buying fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as fresh fish. We do not have much time now with the girls, but my husband likes mountain biking and he tries to go some mornings and I enjoy any type of dance. We are also involved in the school PTA and we actively participate in the village fair and local activities. Our place tends to be quite lively, with our family and friends visiting on a daily basis.
We would like some help in the house, mainly with clothes, cooking and shopping, and in the garden, which mainly involves mowing the grass . Shopping would be once or twice a week. We could negotiate cooking time, but it would be really helpful to have lunch ready by the time we get home from work. Babysitting would be required just when the girls are sick and cannot attend school or kindergarten. We might need you to take the girls to school some days, which is a 2 minute walk from home. School and kindergarten are in the same building.
We live in a semi-detached house. You would have your own room and you can use all the common areas (kitchen, living room, garden, swimming pool, etc). We have wifi. You can borrow our bikes to go for a ride around the area. Your room has a big wardrobe, a bed, a window facing the garden and we could provide a desk and a chair. Let us know what you need.
We live in a small village in a region called Alt Empordà, which is 20 minutes away from the sea, 20 minutes away from France and 1 hour away on the bullet train from Barcelona. It is a great region for sightseeing with very beautiful sights and cities around, such as Girona or Besalú. There is a bus in the village that takes you to the closest cities and to a train&bus station to go anywhere in the area.
It is the first time for us to have volunteers at home, but we have both done homestay in different countries and we are eager to meet new people and widen our horizons.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week