Be part of our family and help us with a beautiful boat in the Caribbean

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French Southern Territories

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  • Description

    Description

    ## PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SENDING AN EMAIL. ##

    WE ARE IN MARTINIQUE

    We are a nice family with Maya 4 years old & Titouan 1 year old living on a beautiful old gaffer (built in 1924 obviously !) and working between Saint Barthélemy & Martinique, West Indies.
    We love playing music (we play gipsy jazz with violin & ukulele), people, kitesurfing (we are teachers), hiking, diving (thomas is teacher), the sun, the ocean, and the good lifestyle of living on a boat!
    However our stunning ship (first price of elegance at Antigua Regatta) requires A LOT of care, all the time, and we can't handle the job just by ourselves.
    Before being parents we traveled the world helping some people building their life-project. It is now time for us to give money back!
    In a perfect world we are looking for people who can sail and have Skills in Mechanics, plumbing, electricity, woodworking, media network... And help with the little Maya & Titouan is more than appreciated!

    Many thanks for ALL the messages we received. It is sometimes difficult to answer all of them.
    You must notice that the profile is the description of who we are but doesn't shows our daily life. Over the last four years we have been kitesurfing 5 times !!!
    The aim of this announcement is to HELP on the BOAT !
    We do not need people who are chef but more hand workers who can deal with a sanding machine for example.

    Also we CAN NOT teach you sailing as we sail most often only with customers. We are not circumnavigating in the Caribbean we are actually working !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn to maintain an old gaffer rig : symbol of history and a cultural & patrimonial ship. You will discover what the sea lifestyle looks like in the Caribbeans !
    and obviously you will learn sailing on such a beautiful boat.

  • Help

    Help

    Hi there !

    ##right now##
    We are looking for people who could help in Martinique with the kids / the boat and the customer.


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    We are a nice family with Maya 4 years old & Titouan 1 year old living on a beautiful old gaffer from 1924 in Saint Barthélemy & Martinique, West Indies.
    We love playing music (we play gipsy jazz with violin & ukulele), people, kitesurfing (we are teachers), hiking, diving (thomas is teacher), the sun, the ocean, and the good lifestyle of living on a boat!
    However our stunning ship (first price of elegance at Antigua Regatta) requires A LOT of care, all the time, and we can't handle the job just by ourselves.
    Before being parents we traveled the world helping some people building their life-project. It is now time for us to give money back!
    In a perfect world we are looking forepeople who can sail and have Skills in Mechanics, plumbing, electricity, woodworking, media network... And help with the little Maya & Titouan is more than appreciated!

    We can't host families. There are only two cabins, and one is for us.
    We can't neither have more than one couple onboard. (hauling out is the only exception)
    And definitively we can't have long time people when we are on the "business mode".

    Yes you will sail with us but we don't go out every day.unless the business requires it.

    If you send us an email, it is because you are motivated by a win win relationship : helping us out and discovering life at sea in the Caribbean. YOU CAN'T BE AN EXTRA LOAD OF WORK FOR US.
    the work on the boat is difficult but rewarding.
    We ask usually for a 5 hours/day of help on the boat. It can happen (due to the weather conditions quite often) that the schedule changes. Then you might have to hurry up and to help extra hours on one project to make sure it will be finish before the night comes for exemple.


    Because of the kids Audrey tries not to stay onboard for short term periods. If that happens, you will sleep by yourselves on the boat. we will explain everything to you obviously. In that case we ask you a bit more help as you are the guardians of the boat.

    Also when you live in and leave the place, the boat MUST BE clean and tidy. Thank you for empty the bin - to wash the dishes right after eating and to clean everything as if it would be a room you have rented and on which you have a caution.

    You will live with our family. So breakfast is early in the morning as the kids wake us up early ! We love you sharing tricks & tips with the kids. If you speak another language that is even better so they can learn with you.
    But THANK YOU for your educational point of view, we do not need it.
    Also smokers are welcome to smoke not in front of the kids.
    Marijuana is obviously forbidden onboard.

    Meals include vegetable & fruits / cereals and a few meat and fish, but not everyday.
    Soft Alcohol & extras are on your own.

    We like you having good initiatives. We love learning from you. Please if you feel like learning on how to make better seals, share you knowledge !

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    an aft cabin with a double size bed

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    hitch hiking is easy - you can go hiking - discover the beautiful beaches !

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum


Host ref number: 557529261648