Help our family and also speak Italian to help us learn in Greenville, Texas, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Our family lives in a smaller growing town just East of Dallas, TX. We have a home on 7 acres with a pool to cool you down in the heat of summer.

    Dallas is an amazing city with many things for youngsters to see and do - excellent arts district and great shopping and dining.

    We are surrounded by lakes for fishing and water sports.

    We have a 24 year old who traveled for 2 years with "workaway" and now lives and works in Dayton, Ohio.
    Our other son, Hanco, is 22 years old ... he works with his dad, lives at home, and is very outgoing. He is an amateur musician and inventor and enjoys outdoors activities, but often lacks a companion for sharing his adventures.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a South African (Afrikaans) family living in the USA for 20 years. We can offer two cultural experiences at once.

    We are looking to host some enthusiastic, friendly young people who can join us as part of the family so we can all make some wonderful memories together. Life is too short to just chug along in our own little world --- we would love to share our world with yours and learn of your culture and life experiences.

    We would love to help our visitors see some of the USA by helping with inexpensive travel plans and offer advice and guidance. We try to show them around Dallas a bit as well.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with some home maintenance & yard work to keep the property tidy. Most of the major projects have been completed, but there are still small projects to be done as regular home maintenance.

    Apart from the enjoyment we get from having people in the house to share conversation and laugh and learn from each other, our main objective is to have help with with daily chores/cooking.

    We expect about 20hrs of work per week.

    You will have a room with private/semi-private bathroom and all meals included.

    I would love to learn German or Italian. Those language skills will be preferred.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two bedrooms upstairs with a shared bathroom for those two rooms. If there are two friends travelling together it will work out great, otherwise, the bathroom is for the sole use of one workawayer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The USA is really a car country. Even if you live in Dallas, you still need a car to get around.
    Although we are in the country, Uber has finally reached Greenville, TX.
    Movies are within 2 miles (walk, bicyle or Uber).
    Town is about 4 miles.
    Dallas is about 40 miles away - if really needed there is a Greyhound bus that can take you to Dallas or Houston ... or anywhere else really.
    No Trains.
    No Trams.
    If you are over 22 and you have an international Drivers license, you have the option to use our car with a $500 damage deposit.
    We will make sure you get to see the sights around Dallas and take you shopping whenever needed.
    I work in a HUGE shopping city (Frisco, TX) - you can come to work with me some days and spend all day shopping if you want.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Store in Northpart Mall in Dallas where you can find all kinds of cool Texas Stuff.
Matteo shooting clay pigeons on the beach in Texas with a group of South African men.
Heading out to golf with our son and Leon - our first workawayer.
Chris & Carin in Venice for our 22nd Anniversary - May 2015
Guest room
Kitchen/TV room
Front yard
Dec 2014 Beach Vacation - Bonfire on the beach
Our family during our 2012 Beach Vacation
Pool in the back yard
Our Home
Historic Downtown Greenville












Host ref number: 472538232868