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We are family of parents and 2 children. Our son Oliver (11 years) is in 5th grade in primary school and our daughter Olivia (7 years) is in 1st grade. Mom Nina (45) works in the kindergarten and dad Mika (48) is a farmer. Dad is very busy from early spring to the late autumn. The farm is about 17km away. So we are hoping to find a person who can help us with children's English, everyday tasks and some other projects.
We live in the countryside between sea and forest in Kimito Island. Nature is very close in Kimito Island. There are lot of fields, forests and beautiful landscapes. Kimito Island is a small place (6600 people) and there are no nightclubs or shopping centres. The nearest town's are Salo (42km away) and Turku (65km away). Helsinki is 160km away.
Kimito Island is bilingual place (Swedish and Finnish). The main language is Swedish. We are Finnish speaking family. Our children speak some English but we are hoping they will learn more. They understand more than they can speak. It would be great have it more fluent. Our previous workawayers has done a great job.
Children like to play with Lego's, playing or hanging out outdoors, cycling etc. They normally play together long terms but sometimes they can't play together at all.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You can learn more about Finnish culture, food (basic home-made food) and language. You can see Finnish countryside and pure nature from very close.
You can live everyday life with us and getting to know Finnish family routines.
We are happy to show you the places from our home Island and elsewhere. And you can explore the places by yourself too.
We like to barbeque, spend time at the beach, picking berries from the woods, going for a walk or cycling and do gardening. We like to be outdoors a lot. So you can join to do these things with us if you like.
We eat lot of meat so we prefer no vegetarians, sorry.
We don't smoke and we prefer no smoker.
Mostly we need help with children English practicing and some daily basis duties (some cooking, house keeping generally, some gardening and some other projects like organized our storage room and carage or some painting).
It would be nice if you have experience with children and cooking but it's not necessary. You don't have to cook that much but at least you should have to manage to make some lunch for yourself. We would like to find trusted person who can work independently and can sees what need to be done without anyone telling you. And because you will be with children we need trusted person without criminal records.
We would like our children can learn more English. So normal talking is enough. Their English isn't very good, they understand much more they can talk. They just need more practising.
Olivia comes from the school in the early afternoon and Oliver afternoon so it would be nice someone could spend time with them and check they're doing homeworks.
This host offers a language exchange
I'm interested in learning more Spanish.
You will have a nice room in your own and you are welcome to eat with us or you can prepare your own meals if you wish. You will have free time if you like explore the places by yourself or go somewhere further.
You will be part of our family and you are welcomed to the places we are going.
There are couple nice walk routes just beside our home. You can jog, walk or take a bicycle in there. Strömma Canal is very near. Nice old ironwork village and natural park (called Mathildedal) is about 8km away. There is bicycle route in there in the forest.
There are no train connection in Kimito Island, nearest is in Salo. There are bus connections from Turku and Salo and some from Helsinki. Kimito centrum is about 8km away.
This is very quiet place, so there isn't that much to do.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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