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Help needed sept to october 22
Sandrine ( 53 ) industrial/airport language trainer ( English/Spanish/French) and Myfanwy (16) + and Cwtch and Max , 2 family cats, as well as 4 hens in the garden .
My son Ayden lives nearby in a flat with girlfriend Camille and Myfanwy is now in boarding school in Strasbourg for international studies , back at weekends for laundry and chatting ..
Shayne, 31, from New Zealand , former workawayer, caught by covid lockdown since 2019 , works with me . He lives in Mulhouse.
We live in a 4000 inhabitant town, 8 mn from Mulhouse, 30mn from Colmar, with shops, sport centre and a station, 20mn from the Vosges Mountains, Germany and Switzerland. 10 mn from the vineyard , we love walks there ... ( usually with a cake and tea )
We like music , cinema, live concets and shows, sport,,board games, Historic sites ,walks,cooking, swimming,reading,live shows, history, cycling everywhere ( on flat ground , not really ready for Tour de France !) , DIY and crafts ,spending time in hammocks in the garden, barbecuing food in the garden ( making tables and chairs with pallets ) and cooking fresh food,( off to the local market every saturday ), sustainable life and less polluting ( solar panels, using wate from the roof for the garden and keeping biodiversity in the garden for the bees )
Vegetarians welcome , i don t eat meat on regular basis . Cheese is very present though . Eggs from the garden members …
Piano in the house, extra bikes in the garage ( don't think of driving to the local shops !) .
I m very keen on minimal use of electricity and shopping and TV aren t my weekends , sorry .
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
By living with the family and joining activities , meeting local people and getting to know everyone in the town . By having contact with the local population and participating in cultural projects .
By not being a tourist , but an actual french resident for a few months .
You can learn to cook , taste wines, go for walks on the mountain and in the forest , practise sports , watch films in french or english ....
list of former 'added family members" available upon request for contacts .
Living with us and being a third adult in the household
Ensuring presence in the house , helping cooking and cleaning ( we clean together , not just you ) Joining activities during the week, helping with some if my weird diy projects, practicing sport , playing music, getting involved in local life .
We expect reactivity, initiative, creativity, enthusiasm and flexibility .
Floppy, couch potato or not wanting to move , pls choose another profile !
Team spirit vital to survive …
Everyone understands English but we speak French in the house .
Lots of perks and free time if efficient .
We'll provide help for learning french, english or spanish, activities,concerts and events, walks, visits and sports.
non smoker pls ( we mean it )
Would appreciate minimum stay 2, up to 6 months if you want to participate to English training at the airport .
Our aim being to integrate you into local life and activities and make you visit France ,Switzerland and Germany since we're at a European corner . Also useful if you want to progress at languages .
While being with us , you can visit the places around and there are lots of things to do .
As we also volunteer in Nepali charity supporting schools in Nepal , your help would be appreciated during festivals or to help sorting craft, giving ideas for marketing, being present at markets ( one hour a month on average, but more activity around christmas markets in December) .
We're not looking for an employee , nor a hotel guest ! there is a medium in living family life and being committed with having freedom ( individualism and lack of empathy don't help much)
Reasonable use of internet/mobile phones appreciated.
If your idea of staying in a foreign country is to be hooked to your mobile or playing video games , pls consider other options .
We like watching films but try to educate kids to live with humans.
Ideally over 23 for car insurance reasons . if under 25 , maturity requested ( sorry , i have my own late teenager to deal with !)
We've had people staying with us since 2003 through various schemes or websites .
5 day trial period compulsory but once we love you , you'll be family member for life !
Interested ? Contact us
Or come for a weekend to see for yourself if you re close
not interested ? just let us know, a 'no' 's never scared us and it's nice to get an answer ...
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private bedroom and bathroom
KETA KETI Nepal
la filature, mulhouse
grange burcklé, masevaux
couvent des Dominicains, Guebwiller
parc national des Vosges
Visiting Colmar, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Basel, Freiburg ...
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week