Enjoy family life in the countryside with all comfort and a big pool in Lhommaizé, France!



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    How about spending a nice time with a traditional French family? Help our children with English & enjoy the pleasure of living in the countryside, with full-time access to a nice warm swimming-pool pool in the garden for about 2 weeks in July/beginning of August. We (my 2 children, my husband and I) live in a small village called Lhommaizé, situated in the countryside but only about 30km away from the bustling town of Poitiers. We're looking for a native English-speaking young person, preferably not shy, to speak English (and why not Spanish as well) to our 2 children and help them improve their foreign languages. Our daughter is 13 and our son 11 years old and my husband works a lot on the farm, so we'd just like a simple and talkative person to share some good moments with us. We are very easy-going and would like you to enjoy our life here with our cat, dog... What about going for a bike ride with our son or enjoying a nice bbcue with our friends ? Prêts à partager le quotidien d'une famille française ? You'll be our guest!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a language teacher here in France, I could help any student with their French. Anyone staying with us could also enjoy the quiet moments spent in our big garden (no neighbours around), relax around our swimming-pool, or visit cultural places around. We'll consider you as our guest & will take you around for some visits with great pleasure! Ever heard about the Futuroscope? Châteaux de la Loire are 1,5h from here... Fancy a day-trip to La Rochelle? I can take you to the coach/train station in Poitiers or let's go together!!! We're used to having english-speaking guests... We've had au-pairs when the children were younger but we're now looking for a different type of relationship, more casual cause the children are older now.

  • Help


    We don't need help with the housework, what we're looking for is a young person that could propose a few activities to the children to make them speak English & practise languages (speaking Spanish could be a plus). We can provide language books if needed. Our son is quite sporty & would love someone to play football, golf, tennis with him or go for a bike ride. I'd also like you to do some English exercices/language practise with them both, which would not exceed 3 hours a day. Some basic help with cleaning the pool, watering flowers or laying the table will be welcome occasionnally (but we all do it here).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our house is surrounded by woods and sunflower fields. You'll be staying in a big bedroom with a single bed, own sink & nice view over the garden & pool. Your room is next to ours, bathroom shared with the rest of the family. You'll be able to use the pool and sunbathe whenever you wish it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We consider hosting a volunteer as an enriching experience for all the members of ours family. You'll be our guest for 2 weeks but be ready to answer the kids'questions, chat with them or even teach them... No babysitting or childcare expected, might just need you to keep an eye on them 1 or 2 evenings when we're out. We've already had 2 English girls and a New-Zealander in the past & have kept in touch since.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    3 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 427685176874