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Help at our family home near Utrecht, The Netherlands



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Me and my son live in an quiet area with lots of green. Shops, public transport and forest are nearby. Utrecht is the closest city, 15 minutes by bike.

    You will get a room with furniture, internet and we have healthy organic meals. We have a small garden too, but I mostly need my privacy when I am at home.

    There's lots to do in our town: sports clubs f.e. Cinema and bars are in Utrecht.

    Oh, and we have a dog.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can come with us to museums or travel through The Netherlands by yourself. Of course I can advice you and help you sorting out things.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Hi there!

    I am a single working mum and love to spend time with my child. I would like my son (2010) to learn English so next time we are in Canada he can communicate too.

    So this is the kind of help I would like:

    - Teaching in English
    - Cooking healthy meals, mostly vegetarian, for sure organic
    - Go shopping
    - Dishes
    - Looking after my child when needed
    - Housecleaning

    I would like you to help 20-25hrs for me. In exchange you can live, eat and sleep with us. Best is to make a schedule, but there will be some flexible hours for childcare.

    I work at home as a nanny. If you could help me with the other 4-5 small children (age 2-4) that would be great. I also work as a (web)editor and during that time my son is at school I need it to be a quiet (my office is in the living room).
    I will be very happy if you can clean, cook or by groceries.
    I am a very busy woman and won't be able to chat a lot when I work at the computer. When my son is around I like to spend time with him, mostly private, but not always. In fact I cannot spend a lot of time with you at all since my life is so busy... consider it as a family hotel where you get a room and food, in exchange for some work.

    I will take you to museums or typical Dutch places once in a while. But since I am busy I expect you to do your own thing when you don't help me. I appreciate it if you respect my privacy and use your own room or have fun in the city. Please don't take people to your room. This might sound harsh, but it is a small house and it can be too noisy for my son.

    I hope you can make new friends and spend some great time with them elsewhere. I would prefer when you to stay over with friends if it's really getting late. And please keep me informed so I know you are ok!

    I am looking for a responsible, trustworthy and self confident person who likes children and can enjoy himself or herself. Who can spend some months with us, since it will be to restless for us if people come and go too often. That is, if it works out for both of us of course!

    You can use one of my bikes.

    I wish you a great time in The Netherlands, with nice new friends!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    1 room with internet & television, use of kitchen, bathroom, washroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Buy a ticket that gives you cheap train tickets and travel around in The Netherland! Take the bike and discover the area. The forest is really nice. There is also a nice park. Swimmingpool and gym are 10 minutes by bike. You can use one of mine.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 483746655264



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