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We are a family of 5 - Evelin & Daniel, both tour guides in Israel, and our twin boy & girl, born in March 2017 - so they are 2.5 years old now - and our baby girl, born in December 2018 - 9 months old. Our life is all about fun, work as well as our family life. We life in the area of Haifa, the third biggest city in Israel.
Our kids are a lot of fun and love playing and entertainment and we want to expose them to new languages, especially Chinese. Also other languages would be fine! In addition we have a lovely and playful dog named Charlie.
We are an open-minded culturally mixed family. Evelin is German, Daniel was born in Russia and we live in a Druze Village. We find cultural exchange makes a big difference in peoples lives and we are the best example as we met this way. We are looking for friendly people who'd like to join the family and help (at home and with kids language practice). It's a great way to experience Israeli culture and travel around as well.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will have a great family experience! You can learn & see as much as you want about Israel, Israeli culture, food, sights, music, Hebrew, babies, dogs and more. If you want you can also learn about tourism, marketing, guiding & more, as we have a lot of tasks here every day. We used to be travelers as well and are very open-minded and interested to meet new people and learn from them and teach them about our culture. There is a lot to experience and learn from what you can't see if you just walk around with your backpack for a few days. As tour guides, we have even more in-depth knowledge of Israeli History, Religion and culture, if you are curious beyond a cultural exchange. We support you in your wish to travel, help you plan, give you free time and supply tons of information. On the other hand, we would just love to learn about your lifestyle and include you in our home. Staying at a mixed German-Israeli family in a Druze Village will provide you with many interesting angles to see and enrich your cultural knowledge.
We are looking for one or two people or even a couple that could help with the meal preparation and cleaning at home. This is actually only required in the morning and in the evening (so the middle of the day is your free time if you wish to travel).
In addition we could need some help playing with the kids and reading to them (it's twins - a boy and a girl - born in March 2017 so currently they are 2.5 years old). You don't have to be a kinder gardener, but you have to like kids. They are in day care 5 days a week. They are quite curious and usually very open to new people. They languages currently are German, English, Russian, Hebrew and Arabic. If you're mother language is German, English or Russian - or Spanish or Chinese or Japanese - we would love to host you for at least 2 or better at least 3 weeks. We also have a 9 month old curious girl (born in Dec. 2018), which you would maybe entertain here and there. Evelin is staying at home with her.
We provide you with your own private air-conditioned room. We have a huge apartment with a yard, a small garden and a breathtaking view. Our house is located right aside of the Carmel Forest National Park which is beautiful for hiking and bicycling. We also have a friendly dog named Charly (Israeli Sheperd).
We are located next to the city of Haifa which is a great place to explore. From our place you can reach many destinations like Tel Aviv, Haifa, Acco, Nazareth, you can spend a few hours there and use your free time.
As we are tour guides you are at the best information base for planning trips and we can give you a ride sometimes. You could take a couple of days in a row to see places farther away like Jerusalem etc.
English, Hebrew, German, Russian
You will stay in your own private room which has a double bed and air-conditioning. It has its own door to the yard and two windows. Our apartment has two bathrooms. It's a 200 square meter apartment and has one room only for hats! So it's very spacious and we have a yard and a small garden as well. Right next to us is the Carmel Forest Scenic Path. You can have all your meals at home. Preparing meals (cooking or just setting the table) is your major task.
In your free time you can travel around the country, we are going to provide you with all the information needed and give you the time to travel as well. In the middle of the day you can use public transportation and to Haifa, Akko, Nazareth, Tel Aviv or other places. If you stay for 2 or 3 weeks or longer you should stay with us on one of the weekends and use the other one or two weekends to go to Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the desert, Tel Aviv, Eilat, the Golan Heights, ...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week