Inspire our kids with your language and culture in Aquitaine, South West France

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  • Description

    Description

    We may need help from now to mid august

    Stays last at least 3 weeks: kids need time and feel sad when you leave:-)


    We're a family of four persons: Nathalie, William,our son Jonas (6 years old) and Adela (2year ).

    We live on the country side, not far from a city (Dax). We live a small wooden house with a quite wild garden around. We also have a nice dog and a cat.

    No screen at home, or almost :-)

    We try to live simply and having an healthy way of life: wood stove, less meat, various diets.

    William works at Dax which is a ten minutes drive from home.

    Nathalie takes care of Jonas and Adela, spending time at home, outside in the country side and at some other activities with kids all along the week.

    Our son Jonas is educated following the principles of unschooling: no need of a school to learn life. He likes playing music, putting on shows (improvisation). He likes reading books.

    On week end, we spend time outdoor, hiking or gardening. We also attend a group to share ideas & help one another: permaculture gardening, renovating our houses with natural materials...

    We're at less than an hour from the seaside and there are many quiet places where to go around. People who love nature will enjoy the area.

    William speaks English well, Nathalie a bit less.


    Feel free to ask question, we don't bite :-) .

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We'll share our way of life. We think that, without being very special, we do live in a different way even if, at first glance, we're coming from urban families.

    Also, we've a lot to learn, This may be interesting for people who are trying to find THEIR own way.
    We're said to be open minded and easy going.

    We are interested by topics such as education and personnal development. You probably have a different point of view, and that's why who would like to meet you.

    We can offer:

    - sewing and knitting (beginner or advanced),
    - beekeeping,
    - cooking, Nathalie is a good cook (traditionnal French food and vegetarian)
    - wood work,
    - gardening

    - William can teach basic skills in (amercan) boxing. Attending the boxing dojo is also possible (from september to june).

    We build a wooden cabin. It waits for its windows and framing, but also inside fiiting.

    That's why someone with skills into wood working/ carpentry will be specially welcome



    - alternative education, homeschooling,
    - conscious living

  • Help

    Help

    Most importantly, we're strongly looking for people who wish to take part in our family life.

    Mainly, we need help to interact with our son Jonas who is 6 years old and Adela, 2 and help them discover other language.

    But also, help with everyday household tasks (help us tidying the rooms, washing the dishes, preparing food) ...as all other members of the family :-)

    Skills in gardening (and grafting fruit trees), maintaining the vegetable patch are welcome.

    Plus, we are finishing building a wood cabin.Help and skills appreciated: carpentry, woodworking ( assembling the frame, making frame for windows, cladding...)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    we have small room (9m2) with a brand new convertible couch. Also, our garden is great if you prefer to put a tent (from june to september). Bird songs will welcome you all along the day, along with Jonas' songs too.

    W'll lend you a laptop and will turn on wifi if you need.

    Bike is also available.

    it is possible to go at the city every day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're neither vegan nor vegetarian but we don't eat meat every week. We can comply with your needs.

    Twice we had the opportunity to welcome globe trotters, it was a great experience and we're glad to renew such meeting.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 hours per day, 2 days off

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