Child caring and maybe veggie cooking while enjoying family life in Orba

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Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola,

    there are four of us (Eva, Riki, Awa and Surya). Mum, dad and two girls, ages 12 (Awa) and 3 (Surya). Another boring au-pair profile? Maybe not, we feel we're an interesting family. We love yoga, dancing, juggling, tantra, nature, healthy food, travelling, playing the piano and much more. We just moved to Orba, Alicante. By now, we live in a flat with a beautiful terrace. It only has two bedrooms so you'll have to share room with Awa.

    Why are we looking for someone to give a hand at home? Raising kids can be a very demanding task, specially if you're not willing to put them in a school everyday for 9h and then "disconnect" them in front of a TV or tablet for another 3-4 h when they come back home. We also avoid precooked meals as much as possible. In sum, we need some free time for the grown-ups.

    Our idea about workaway is meeting an "elder sister" or an "auntie" rather than an employee. You will be treated as one of the family and we will also look after you as such. You're welcome to join us when we visit friends or if we do some plans in nature on the weekends. Of course you can skip it whenever you feel like it.
    What we expect from you is to give a hand with in the afternoon with Awa and Surya (they attend "school" form 9 to 14). Sometimes both Eva and Riki have to work in the afternoon, but not that often.
    Other than that we understand that the basic chores like cooking, cleaning around the house, washing clothes... are part of what we all would do at any place, so it will be a task shared by all 3 adults.

    Don't panic, we usually do all these tasks ourselves, so If you want to travel a couple of days during the week, or stay in Denia in the evening, of course you'll be able to do it. We can adapt our schedule if we plan beforehand.

    We are not vegetarians but we eat little meat or dairy products at home. You can always find home made bread and yogurts, quinoa or whole rice in our kitchen.

    If you feel that you could be the person we're looking for please give us a message and ask as many details as you need. Having some experience with children would be great, but otherwise what is really important it that you love kids. It is also very important for us that you have a proficiency level of English because we also want to improve in that area.

    We need some help throughout the school season, and we feel that a minimum of 2 months stay might be better because it takes time, specially for Surya, to get used to new people.

    We can't give that much information about Orba and the surroundings yet as we just moved in. The weather is nice, we use our bikes to get around, we participate in a common kitchen garden with other families, the beach is 15 min by car, there are many possibilities for hiking...

    Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and we hope that we're the family that you're looking for.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are just a real family, which might sound boring but it's kind of attractive at the same time. At least, when we travel we feel that the way to learn a culture is to stay in with natives.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Our idea about workaway is meeting an "elder sister" or an "auntie" rather than an employee. You will be treated as one of the family and we will also look after you as such. You're welcome to join us when we visit friends or if we do some plans in nature on the weekends. Of course you can skip it whenever you feel like it.
    What we expect from you is to give a hand with in the afternoon with Awa and Surya (they attend "school" form 9 to 14). Sometimes both Eva and Riki have to work in the afternoon, but not that often.
    Other than that we understand that the basic chores like cooking, cleaning around the house, washing clothes... are part of what we all would do at any place, so it will be a task shared by all 3 adults.


    Don't panic, we usually do all these tasks ourselves, so If you want to travel a couple of days during the week, or stay in Denia in the evening, of course you'll be able to do it. We can adapt our schedule if we plan beforehand.

    We are not vegetarians but we eat little meat or dairy products. You can always find home made bread and yogurts, quinoa or whole rice in our kitchen.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate
    Japanese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    If you're aiming to improve your spanish we can certainly give a hand. With 2 little daughters, "teaching" is part of our daily routine. We are all Spanish native speakers. Eva used to have a high level of French and Italian, and Riki is teaching himself japanese, just for fun.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We just moved to Orba, Alicante. By now, we live in a flat with a beautiful terrace. It only has two bedrooms so you'll have to share room with Awa.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We just moved to Orba and therefore we can't provide that much information about what to do or how to get around.
    The beach is not far :) !!!!

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week


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