I used to be the CEO of the biggest marketing training company for experts/consultants/coaches in Europe, and then I quit to focus on my passion: tango. I wrote two books about tango, one became the most translated tango book in the world and the other an Amazon bestseller.
My wife is a lawyer, who turned flight attentand.
My son is just awesome.
I love reading, exercising, juggling, tango, and helping people experience moments of meaning.
My wife loves simplicity, minimalism, and safety.
My son loves playing, exploring, and running behind our two dogs.
I am vegan, and my wife is vegetarian. We love healthy nutrition.
We are a bit introverts, and we love meaningful conversations.
We love being around people who love nature and a simple life, and we don't relate so much with crazy-life-party-going people. In fact, you can watch Ed Sheeran's Beautiful People video on YouTube, and you will get an idea about us :-p
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We live in the center of Portugal, in Antanhol, close to Coimbra, the country's vibrant student city. I am half Greek, half German, and my wife is Portuguese who grew up in France. In other words, we are a European-salad kind of family. We can take you to the train station closeby to explore the south and north of Portugal, or you can simply choose to lay back under the sun and take advantage of the swimming pool.
If you are into personal development, marketing, finding your life's purpose, getting a meaningful job, or creating your own company, we'll have plenty to chat about on our free time. I have a library with lots of books on those topics as well (English).
We are looking for Workawayers that can help us in at least one of the three different areas:
We want a fun, loving person to spend time with our 6 y.o. son, play, and help him develop (creative play). We will provide everything our son needs to help his development. Extra points if you can sing, play an instrument, or have an education related degree. These are interesting skills, but not obligatory. What we want is a person that can spark our son's creativity and curiosity. He likes to spend time outside (we have a garden for him to play around, collect fruits, etc) and inside (drawing, reading books, playing with legos).
We want someone that can help us around the house (delicious vegan and vegetarian cooking, some light cleaning, dishes to the washing machine and back).
Extra points if you dance tango (or ballet and you want to learn tango) and are willing to practice.
Extra points if you are a native French speaker who can help me proofread some texts I wrote about tango in French.
The house has a 17mx7m swimming pool, and a big garden with all kinds of trees (pommegrenades' period just started!!!). Your room has its own fully equipped bathroom and double bed. You'll have access to kitchen, living rooms, fridge, and fiber Wi-Fi connection. We are located right next to the forest and a cute little river (not deep enough to swim though, but that's what the swimming pool is for).
Bus station two minutes away from the house
Nature, birds, and sun
Train station to go to Portugal's other two cities (Porto and Lisbon) and everything in between
Free access to all our trees for on the spot snacking (apples, pears, pommegrenades, avocados, oranges, etc. based on time of the year of course)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Fiber wifi, to enjoy while working on the balcony or next to the swimming pool, looking at the forest.
As long as your caravan is not too low (so it passes the ramp), there is plenty of space and free water
We have 2 dogs and 3 cats living with us, outside of the house. Company is always good, but we will not cover the expenses for the food of the pets.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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