French and English speakers welcome in Bardovci, Macedonia



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Authentic Macedonian cultural experience in a beautiful village house. ISO someone with curiosity and engagement to visit us and share experience. Especially interested in a person who can provide vacation help with our 7.5 year old girl while she is out of school. Our 14 year old computer scientist is also keen for adventures.

    Our family of four speaks three languages: English, French, and Macedonian. We have lived in Macedonia for 17 years but mom and dad originate from the U.S. and France. So, we know all the little corners of the country to visit. One of us is vegan and the rest of us eat mainly vegetarian meals. We have one car.

    Our lagotto romagnolo is called Lucy.

    We are committed to living sustainably (even with an OUTDOOR POOL). We're learning survival gardening as a team. and are currently growing vegetables from seed. We love music and dance and movement and yoga. We attend the philharmonic roughly once per month.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are entrepreneurs working in technology (dad) and communications (mom). Mom was a juice bar barista and loves to make green juices and smoothies. She can also teach you how to make espresso-based coffee drinks. We practice batch cooking. We know Macedonian cuisine and culture. We also grow cactus, so you can learn about these amazing plants with us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are are looking for the right person/people to engage with our 7 year old daughter and 14 year old son. She attends Ecole Francaise Internationale de Skopje. He is in 8th grade and loves engineering, art, and science. We want someone interested in excursions to the city, 4-5 hours of engaged time together at home, and/or who can speak French most of the time. That person will love arts, crafting, baking, singing, dancing, and getting outside. Swimming is a must! We swim every day in thee summer for at least an hour.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Macedonian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Seeking child care for a creative 7 1/2 year old: English and French speakers welcome!

  • Accommodation


    You will have a private space of your own with a twin sized bed. You will have access to a washer for your clothes. There are 2 bathrooms in our home, so we will share these as needed. We eat twice daily together: at noon and between 1700-1800. When it is cold, we sit around an indoor table. In summer, we eat outside as much as possible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A local bus is available and runs twice an hour from our village to the capital city, Skopje. Skopje is a lovely place to visit. Museums are located downtown. Specific neighborhoods sell niche items and foods. Matka Canyon is a must-see. We are also connected with organic farmers and truffle hunting groups.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Excellent Wi-Fi. Dedicated working space. We also work from home.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a calm dog and a back garden. As long as the animals get along, there could be space for everyone.

  • 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: 485597451718

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Help my boys learn French and enjoy the great outdoors in Skopje, Macedonia