Hi! We are a French family with 4 children (13 to 5) who has just landed in Porto after 3 years sailing around the Atlantic. We would love to exchange some space on our boat and freedom to explore Porto and its surfing and cultural opportunities with your help on daily chores and English at home. We look forward to share and learn from you!
>> 1-month stay minimum, the longer the better!
>> Native English speakers only please!
UPDATE March 17th: our 4 children are currently homeschooling due to current national restrictions, and we are all, thank god, healthy. School is very likely to resume on April 14th after 4 weeks of confinement. At home, we follow the applicable rules in Portugal in addition to the *obvious common sense*. Your space in the boat would be totally safe and away from the crowds.
>> We will need to screen your past travels - anyone already in Portugal is welcome.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are travellers and have been living abroad for the past 15 years (Latin America, West Africa, Eastern Europe etc...). Most recently we have been sailing 3 years around the Atlantic, and have now settled in Porto to finally put children at school and get back to work. We are eager to learn more about your past and future experiences!
EDIT - Looking for today until end of April
We need help for the day-to-day life of a family, particularly the after-school hours: picking children up from school, kids bath & dinner, some housekeeping (laundry, cleaning), and if you like cooking, I'd be very glad to be relieved in the evening! Help is needed from about 3pm to 8pm during weekdays (flexible 5h). Week-ends would be freetime. We would particularly want you to speak exclusively native English to the children.
If you are smart and resourceful with kids, if you are a creative cook and not scared by unglamorous tasks, then I'm sure you'll be rewarded by feeling part of our family!
English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish
We now live in a flat right next to our boat which would be your home (5mn by foot). Proof-tested, all 6 of us lived in there for 3 years! All amenities available including wifi, heating, your own kitchen and marina amenities with hot water-shower. 3-cabins & shared space only when we have friends visiting. The marina is located in Leixoes - Leça da Palmeira north of Porto, close to a stunning beach with surf or kite-surf or body-board opportunities. Public transportation is 15mn by foot and brings you downtown in about 30mn.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week