You love cats and cleaning ? You memorize well and are responsable ? Stay with us in the green suburbs 30 min from Paris, France



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    Hi workawayers friends, Vanessa here in charge , a 45 year old single mom.. living with her 17 year old independant funny sweet and smart son....
    So ! we are 20 min drive from Paris, in Orgeval 78 , one hour by public transports bus station is 20 min walk and then straight to Paris in another 20 minutes , we live in two houses our main one is 90 square meters house with 3 cats and dogs near by, the seconde house is 70 sqmeters with separated rooms for the cats,
    the entrance living room large studio with your own space is for the work away, you will have your own fridge and american kitchen, bathroom with bathtub hot water of course, a great washing machine for your laundry , a computer and a 4G card tha can be use for phones to share the connection to the pc while in your studio here , note that 15 meters away ; at my place you have optic fiber internet for the fastest internet available here ,
    I work from home,spending all of of time between receiving clients visists, groceries , cats/ house stuff my son and cooking , little time left for cleaning
    I speek fluently english (spent 10 years in the US as well as spanish, we all lives 5 years in Costa Rica on a remote self sufficient turistical ranch) both me and my kids speak fluently englsh and spanish ....
    we are getting loads of demands so I have to be a little more selective , this is like a au pair job without kids but cats and kittens ... lots of cleaning floors, disinfecting cleaning litters , food bowls... and playing /interacting with the cats (I know a dream !) about 4 hours a day 5 if you include a petting/ playing hour. some time less ... but we will always work out a planning that suits you and then us best !
    WE ask for at leats 30 days commitement wich will be confirmed by both side after a few days trial ... if it doesn't work out well no problem we will nicely tell you why, same for both parties

    we eat meat but can do meat less meal for special diets , you will be offered 3 meals a day one her with us , and always your fridge pretty full if you want to cook for your self .

    I am looking for an independant English or spanish native person, (only or mega fluent so we can practice) 22 years old minimum, not afraid of cleaning duties, which is a daily chores here, MOST IMPORTANT that likes countrylife, and can handle also a bit of solitude (you will have a lot of alone time)
    Having worked or with "good animals sensibility" and knowledge and loving animal is a must as well as longer stayers (a month commitement is minimum), meals are offered, even on non working days.

    45 ans maman de 2 grands enfants (17 and 19 ans) , seul mon fils de 17 vit avec nous, nous vivons entre deux maisons l'une face à l'autre m2 à Orgeval 25 km de Paris, une pour nous une pour les chats et le WA, 30 min en transport en commun mais mal desservie le week end. attention allez retour sur paris quotidien est compliqué (trop de transport en communs, commune mal desservie par les transports communs)
    Nous avons eu un ranch au Costa Rica pendant près de 5 ans, rentrée pour mes enfants, je travaille de la maison, j'éleve des chats de race, nous avons égalemement des petits chiens ainsi qu'une adorable cocker (elle vit en exterieur) , nous avons un studio avec grand canapé lit pour le work away, il a sa cuisine et sa salle bain , son internet et ordi, généralement nous dejeunons ou dinons ensemble
    Nous parlons tous anglais, moi couramment, mon fils niveau scolaire ++ et très bien espagnol, nous offrons les repas qui peuvent au besoin être végétariens (mais pas vegan ni bio) .
    Nous avons besoin de 4h d'aide par jour, 6 jours par semaine, parfois 5 selon votre rythme; pas de grosse tâche, surtout du ménage d'entretient courant, lavage sols, litières, maintenance, petites travaux tel que construire des arbres à chat ou repeindre, s'occuper et jouer avec les animaux. Vous serez logé nourri 7/7 avec accès au lave linge et internet en fibre optique à 10 m. les repas sont offerts y compris les jours non travaillés.

    Buen dia amigos de workaway,
    somos una familia sympatica , yo, Vanessa 46 , y mi gran hijo de 17, vivimos à 25 km de Paris (1 hora max en transporte commun) , hablamos bien espanol porque vivimos 5 anios en Costa Rica, tenemos un lindo estudio que esta donde officio, con bano privado en intercambio de 4 à 5 horas, depende de su rytmo, por dia, con un dia libre cada 5 dias, el trabajo es de limpieza de los cuartos de cria, mas que todo areneros y suelos, barrer, trapear, (en la epoca mas caliente hay como 10 pequinitos y otros en una otra casa) y ayuda classica de casa, aspiradora mop.
    Crio gatos de raza de manera professionnal, y tenemos como 8 mas sus camadas (primavera y verano) , nunca mas de 8 adultos ni mas de tres camadas al la vez. La parte cria animal es en el secun piso de la casa donde usted tendra su estudio privado, los gatos estan en cuartos separados.
    Hay acceso a internet en el estudio con 4 G y un compu deskto, solo para usted, hay un monton de pelliculas en dvd tambien.
    quick optic fiber internet is in our house too a few meters from you, we ask you to watch your series/movies in streaming only and never to download, minimum 2 recomandation aqui o en otros sitios parecidos , pedimos que los voluntarios tengan minimo 22 anos de edad quer sean sin addictionnes y no festejos, recuerdense que desde aqui no es muy pratico para ira cada dia en Paris para estudiar o trabajar, para visitar si , porque los buses estan un poco aleatarios, la parte animales y limpieza es muy muy importante, tienen que estar ok de convivir con gatos cerca, y uno muy limpio y tranquilo convive con usted.
    a la llegada los pediré un copia de su passaporte, se deja las llaves aqui los dias afuera, (despues que un WA, se perdio las llaves !)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn about french culture, living and cooking, I use to be a teacher for kids in a french school in NYC, and later I also worked as an interpret so I will be happy to help teaching you french if needed, I can also help improving spanish and English. also cooking and breeding skills can and will somhowe anyway be taught.

    Los ayudaré en entender la cultura francesa, nuestros costumbres, cocinar, le puedo tambièn ayudar con el idioma, seran un 30 min de paris en transporte commun (bus + metro desde Poissy) para visitar, caminata al bus estacion es de un poco mas de 1 km, no es super pratico para ir a Paris cada dia. no Olvden que soy criadora y que hay que cuidar esos gatos y sus crias (mas en verano)

  • Help


    Regular house maintenance, brooming, vaccum, cleaning, floors, cleaning the cat's litters, cleaning their dishes, for the litters it means being ok with scooping away cat's dejections... (you'll have gloves and keeping your room clean as well and helping out for meals is asked appart from tasks hours. (never exceeds one hour a day)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French english spanish

  • Accommodation


    Private studio near the cats , you may have a calme one Orus around you, with large new ikea comfy sofa /bed (160cm) and a big matrres on top of it , with private bathroom with bath tub, 2 toilets and an american type kitchen , it is an independent studio that is in the house I use as the cat nursery, (this is ok for couples but if the non work away provides his own meals) or I provide just one meal for two a day, internet by 4 G sim a phone that shares the connection and nice PC provided, with movies bicycle available.

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    I am open minded and easy going we want this exchange to work
    Fiber optic internet available at my house, gym possible for 19e month in our town.
    Forest access for long walks 15 meter from our house, sight seing, Versailles, Saint Germain and Giverny are in a 30 min distance.
    a minimum of 3 weeks comittement is appreciated. How ever if any of parties is unsatisfied it could be reduced. just give us a few days notice by politeness as we would do the same to you. "No showers" will be badly reviewed because we have many demands it means because of the non shower I have say no to a potential fabulous volunteer and that I am not ok with.
    We want you to be happy and have the full french experience. The house is apart, if you want to be alone or need to focus on studying or whatever it is also fine with us.
    I can, teach you basic healthy french cooking and other type of food, I can teach you also about breeding almost any kind taming and ethological behaviourism on animals.
    I try to never kick a workaway away and always give them priority even I have to move around the next one, the current work away always has priority , most of the time we bond and stay friends, and I never kick friends out !

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    4 heures par jour max, one day off every 5 days

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