We are a fun and energetic family of five! Mom Andrea stays home with 3 kids - daughter 9y and sons 8y & 6y go to the local elementary school. We're loving life in Texas and are originally from Edinburgh (Scotland) so we can share our American & European culture with you. We've had workaway girls from Japan, Germany, England, France, New Zealand and The Netherlands.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will learn a great deal about American & Texan culture.
Everywhere you go here there is a strong Mexican influence so you will have lots of opportunities to practice your conversational Spanish.
San Antonio is all about: the Alamo, the River Walk, cowboy boots, rodeos and Mexican food!
It is in the heart of the Hill Country and has a unique mix of a metro city and small-town charm.
Life in Texas is all about outdoor dining, keeping cool in the swimming pool and the amazing sunshine!
We need a happy female helper to assist us on our four acre property, around the house and with our family. We live in a spacious, quiet and beautiful area of Northern San Antonio.
Mom Andrea stays home with 3 kids and Dad works nearby and travels most weeks. They are students at our local elementry school and take part in many other activities - such as swim team, basketball, scouts & piano. They have grown up in the USA & all have the cutest American accents.
We've had girls from Japan (4), Germany (2), England (3), France (3), New Zealand (2) and The Netherlands (2). The kids are used to having workaway-ers stay with us, which makes it really easy for everyone!
What to experience South West Texas with a Mexican flava? Aka Tex-Mex...
You will have your own private mini-apartment during your stay with us. It has its own front door separate from the main house.
Do you enjoy swimming and being outdoors? If that's you then please read more!
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Everyday outdoor chores include keeping the swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and deck areas clean and tidy. Daily light housework such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning & laundry. Assistance in cooking meals, baking and clearing up the kitchen. Also fun family stuff like playing board games, walking our dog, taking bike rides, basketball practice and swimming everyday in the summer (May to Sept here).
Having a sense of fun and an outgoing personality will go a long way too!
You need to be someone who is able to travel alone and independently in your free time. To meet new people and find your way around San Antonio and the USA by yourself. You can take an Uber or Lyft car anywhere here, catch a bus to downtown San Antonio from the nearby bus station, ride a bike around the neighborhood or hire a car to take a fun road trip (over 23y for car hire).
WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN:
Enjoy the comforts of a luxury modern family home with outdoor swimming pool
Own private mini apartment, has separate entrance with key, and access directly to the pool
En-suite private bathroom with shower
Kitchenette with fridge & microwave
Comes with wall mounted flat screen TV with easy casting (Netflix, Amazon & YouTube Channels)
Pool side outdoor kitchen with bbq & wood fired pizza oven
Wood burning fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores
Shaded pool side dining area with TV
Use of a new bicycle with lock & helmet
Stipend to purchase your own weekly groceries
You will be free to entertain yourself every weekend, to go exploring wherever and whenever you want. Your private apartment means you have your own "little house" with your own front door and key to be completely independent.
We are happy to collect and return you to and from San Antonio International Airport or the Greyhound Bus Station (both 15 mins drive).
Come and enjoy true Tex-Mex culture here in San Antonio, 26m tourist visit here every year so there is a lot to do!
Once you’ve experienced San Antonio’s famous "River Walk" you can easily explore the rest. Nearby the top attractions are: SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Theme Park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort and The Alamo World Heritage Site.
Our home is 20 mins drive from downtown San Antonio. Check out "La Cantera" the cities newest outdoor shopping mega mall with many restaurants and bars. The newest culinary and cultural destination, "The Pearl District", hosts a dynamic mix of outdoor entrainment, craft breweries and restaurants.
You will have weekends to yourself to explore TX and the USA. We are always flexible if you need more consecutive days off to travel around and see more of Texas.
It's a diverse state with many amazing cities and beaches you can easily visit. Take a look at these places to find out more: Austin (1hr drive), Corpus Christi (2hrs drive), Port Aransas (2.5hrs drive), South Padre Island (5hrs drive), Marfa (5hrs drive) & Big Bend National Park (5hrs drive). Flying non-stop to Houston, Dallas, New Orleans & Las Vegas is always an option.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week