Hi workawayers, we are a Dutch family of 4, with 2 young kids. Our daughter goes to elementaire school and afterschool care and is 5, our son is 3 and goes to daycare on Mondays - Tuesdays - Wednesdaymornings - Thursdays. Mom works one week 5 days a week and the other 4 days a week. Father is self-employed and works irregular hours, sometimes evenings or early mornings. We are a flexible, open and hardworking family. But when we are not working, we concentrate on spending qualitytime with each other. We stay in for cuddles, tea and popcorn or go to the beach, forest or what ever event is up! We love sports, father is a cyclist, mother plays tennis. Our 5 year old has swimming lessons and ballet practice on Saturdays.
We live in a 3 story house in Den Haag. We enjoy being close enough to the city center, but treasure our semi- rural environment. Our neighbours have sheep on the 'dijk' that seperates is from the beautiful 'groene hart'.
Den Haag (the Hague) is a really international focussed city, with lots of internationals/expats. It has a beach (Scheveningen), culture (Lots of musea, free festivals) and great connections to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft, Utrecht and the rest of the Netherlands.
We speak Dutch, English and German. We understand basic Spanish and basic French.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Dutch culture, nature and family life, social activities, sports
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We could need some help making the day-2-day operation of our familylife less stressful. Our ideal workawayer would:
- help with preparing breakfast and school meal
- help getting the kids to school (3,5 km) / daycare (2 km) by car
- run groceries
- do household chores
- prepare simple dinner
- pick kids up from daycare and/ or play dates
If we think of projects you could help us with:
- painting the outside of the 3 story house together with father
- box up - and bring to charity all the stuff we accumulated since we became a family ( and never got around to let go off!)
- gardening, a small garden, but needs TLC
- help out with administrative, marketing (website and social) and general tasks for the business that the father runs.
You would have the only room (5 x 4 meters)
on the second floor. It has a double bed, WiFi and entrance to a terrace overlooking the 'Groene hart' - a protected rural area with windmills. We would share our bathroom and kitchen.
In and around The Hague: - just google 'den haag marketing' you'll find loads of things.
Transport: we'll have a bike available, you can walk to tram and bus that takes you to trains and airports (Rotterdam-The Hague Airport and Schiphol)
Are you a non-smoking social and active person willing to live with us for 4 a minimum of 4 weeks, you'd fit perfectly in our family. We'd love to learn about you as a person, your life, culture and language!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week