Spend time with our kids and enjoy a remote and quiet area in Tenerife, Spain

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    In a remote and quiet area, a Romanian family of four who lives in Tenerife needs long-term help – a minimum of four weeks - with the unschooled kids.

    This help involves NO minding the kids; they are pretty independent - 5- and 10-years young, girl and boy. 

    What we need is just playing with them, making them laugh and having a wonderful time, funny activities, involving them in artistic ventures, painting, playing instruments (if you have the skills), singing, and, in the meantime, teaching them English. So, we are looking for NATIVE English speakers. Natives and only natives, please!

    If you speak some Spanish will help you catch them in the activities; however, if you don't speak any Spanish or Romanian, but you have the skills to teach them English without translation, that's great.

    The patient with the kids is MANDATORY. A background in alternative education is appreciated.

    You will get your own space, a bedroom with a bathroom separated from the main house to have your privacy. Besides, the kitchen you will use to prepare your meals is also distinct from the home and the main kitchen. However, you'll share the kitchen with our Airbnb guests. 

    Our offer will fit if you're natural with children and if you like to spend a few hours a day (4-5 hours/5 days a week) in their company. Also, it's perfect if you want to be alone, take long walks in the forest, practice meditation, stillness, and mindfulness.

    Please read to learn more about our family and the place we live in:
    - The kids have sports classes (basketball, swimming, gymnastics) and piano in the afternoons.

    The adults speak Spanish and English (not very fluent) as foreign languages; The kids, however, only speak Spanish as their foreign language - the smaller one just started to learn it, so she is not fluent yet.

    - We are vegans, so we are trying our best to live a compassionate lifestyle and not do any harm when eating, shopping for clothes, cosmetics, personal care, medicine, when entertaining, or something else. That means the food we provide you for your stay with us is plant-based, so you'll get the staples: pasta, rice, legumes, potatoes, oats, vegetal milk, fruits, and veggies.

    - We are healthy and fit, not vaccinated, and against vaccination, so we ask only for not vaccinated people.

    - We have a dog and a cat;

    - We work from home, my husband has different projects, like managing surf and kayaking renting, newspapers; and I, the woman of the house, being involved in blogging, writing, illustrating, and painting.

    - We live in a small village in the north of the island - El Amparo, Icod de Los Vinos. It's not far away from the ocean; the closest beach is less than 5 km away, that's like 15 minutes by car or an hour and a half on foot. Our house is in the mountains, though, and the access road is steep (all the residents of the village have cars (and no bicycles).

    The closest bus station is around 1 km away, and there are only ten daily buses scheduled. Our house is next to the woods, genuinely lovely for long walks in nature, even starts trails for hiking.

    Our place is quite remote, suitable for nature lovers who seek rest and peacefulness.

    The closest town, Icod de Los Vinos, is around 3 km away. Puerto de la Cruz is the next in size and distance (25 km away), which is quite enjoyable for visiting, going to the beach, or shopping. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island and an important commercial center, is 60 km away. 

    As everywhere you go on the island, the views are spectacular from our place, both to the ocean and the Teide volcano. 

    - The weather is fine with over 200 yearly sunny days. The winters are cold for a subtropical island. From November till April, the temperature can drop below 10 degrees Celsius at night and below 15 during the day. It can rain a lot in some years and not much in others.

    The house has a heating system. Living up in the mountains at around 650 m altitude, the temperature difference can sometimes be over 6 degrees Celsius from our place to the beach. So, it can be chilly up in our neighborhood, but quite wonderful weather down on the beach. Actually, apart from a few days/year that is freezing or pours, you can go to the beach and swim each month of the year. The ocean temperature is around 17 degrees Celsius in the Winter and 22 in the Summer.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Quiet and peaceful place, next to the woods, great for retreat and detoxification from the urban stress and noises. Beach nearby, volcano galleries in the neighborhood, hiking trails, ocean view, mountain view, stars gazing, vegan nutrition, losing weight tips.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We need a NATIVE English person who loves children, knows how to get along with kids, and can help them learn English.

    Play with our two kids, make them laugh and have a wonderful time, doing funny activities, involving them in artistic ventures, painting, playing instruments (if you have the skills), singing, and, in the meantime, teaching them English. So we are looking for NATIVE English speakers. Natives and only natives, please!

    If you speak some Spanish will help you catch them in the activities; however, if you don't speak any Spanish or Romanian, but you have the skills to teach them English without translation, that's great.

    The patient with the kids is MANDATORY.

    We are not looking for educators with degrees. However, a background in alternative education is an extra we won't refuse.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Romanian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am into improving my English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will get your own space, a bedroom with a bathroom separated from the main house, so you will have your privacy. Besides, the kitchen you will use to prepare your meals is also distinct from the house and the main kitchen. However, you'll share the kitchen with our Airbnb guests. 

    The food we provide for your stay with us is plant-based, so you'll get the staples: pasta, rice, legumes, potatoes, oats, vegetal milk, fruits, and veggies; you are to prepare your meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our home is quite remote, as you can learn more in the description box. So, you must walk to the closest bus station around 900 m down and uphill. When we coincide, we can give you a ride.

    That means it's an ideal place for you if you love to walk a lot. Else, you either rent a car or stay home all the time and depend on us to give you a lift when we're going out.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We work from home, so we hugely appreciate others who do the same and, on top, are traveling. We have fiber broadband internet, 1Gb

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a place for parking the campervan next to the house.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No pets, sorry

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours/day, 5 days/week


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