We are a family of four, boy twins age of 12. Father is working in courier sector and mother is housewife. Since it will be our first experience, we want to start with 1 week and prefer it to be between 18/1 - 1/2 when there is winter break and kids are at home.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
They can learn Turkish culture while spending time with us, travel inside city and see best parts of Istanbul which is a great place to see and offer a lot for the tourists.
We need a brother/ sister to help with their English, as well as spend time with them, helping with their project, homework. Also would be great if help in kitchen, not regulary but to show cultural food. Also slight housework is expected, ie tidying up the house after playing with kids or putting the dishes in the machine. No smokers pls.
Our expectation will be to spend time with kids between 9am- 2pm on weekdays. He can spend his time as he wants during weekend.
Our house is 2 bedroom house, one is for kids and the other one is for parents. So workawayer can stay in the livingroom, on a comfortable sofa which you can see the pics :) We are fine to give him space at night when needed of course and leave him alone in the living room before it is too late at night, so he will have some privacy before going to sleep.
We live on Asian side of the city, called Kartal. We live in a small compaund made of two blocks. There is a closed swimming pool, gym center and a cafe which can be used by the workawayers. Center is 15min by public transport and from there it is possible to find underground or tram to most of the locations. In the center, there are many options to spend time, ie cafes, shops or boat to close by islands.
As mentioned above, our English is poor, so this account is handling by a close friend. Your initial communication will be with her who is an experienced host. When you come, pls do not expect good communication with English but we believe that it is much easier and fun when you are face to face. We hope that both parties can learn from each other and enjoy the stay!
Looking forward to meeting you :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week