Spanish speakers come be part of our lively family near Colonia! Uruguay

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Uruguay

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola! We are a big, adventurous Aussie family of Matt and Kym (38), Joey, 13, Michaela, 12, Noah, 10, Eva, 6 and Charlie, 5, who have come to live and grow in Uruguay. We have spent 15 months as workawayers ourselves, in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. We now feel we would like to continue our adventure, but with more of a base. So, on our family property we are creating a space to relax, connect, share, and learn. Our house is on a beautiful old property, overlooking rolling green hills. Kym has a newfound passion for ukulele, and we all love to hear our house full of music. We are 20 minutes from the beautiful and historic town of Colonia Del Sacramento, 2 hours from Montevideo and an hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires. We work and live with a positive mindset, to make living, learning and working a pleasure. We love meeting new people and sharing new experiences together.

    Hola! Somos una familia australiana grande y aventurera formada por: Matt y Kym (38), Joey(13), Michaela(12), Noah(10), Eva(6) y Charlie(5). Hemos venido a Uruguay a vivir y crecer, luego de haber sido workawayers durante 15 meses, en Brasil, Argentina y Uruguay. Ahora nos gustaría continuar nuestra aventura pero con una base más permanente. Por lo tanto, en nuestra propiedad estamos creando un espacio para se relaje, conecte, comparta y aprender. Nuestra casa tiene su base en una hermosa propiedad antigua, ubicada sobre verdes praderas. Kym tiene un amor nuevo para el ukelele, y nos encanta la casa llena de la música. Estamos a 20 minutos de la hermosa ciudad histórica de Colonia del Sacramento, a 2 horas de Montevideo y a 1 hora de Buenos Aires vía ferry. Trabajamos, aprendemos y vivimos con una mentalidad positiva, para hacerlo más placentero. Nos encanta conocer nuevas personas y compartir nuevas experiencias.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The beautiful city of Colonia is close by. We go a few times a week and are happy to take volunteers in if they don’t have their own transport. We are heavily committed to learning Spanish, so language exchange is also a big focus for us. We believe in positivity and continuous learning, and love learning from our workawayers as well.

    La ciudad de Colonia esta suficientemente cerca. Nosotros vamos un par de veces por semana y estaríamos contentos de llevar a aquellos voluntarios que no dispongan de transporte propio. Estamos comprometidos a aprender español, por lo cual el intercambio de idiomas es muy importante para nosotros. Creemos en la mentalidad positiva y en el continuo aprendizaje, por lo cual estamos dispuestos a aprender de los voluntarios.

  • Help

    Help

    Our biggest requirement is to have the Spanish language in our house to help with our learning. As a big family, enjoying time with kids is definitely an advantage. Other advantages include knowledge and a love of music(ukulele), help cook, and help in our organic vegetable patch. Other general maintenance tasks like pool cleaning, gardening, keeping common areas clean and playing with the kids are things we also really appreciate help with.

    Nuestro gran prerequisite es tener español en la casa para aprender. Al ser una gran familia, disfrutar de pasar tiempo con los niños es una gran ventaja. Otra ayuda que necesitamos incluido, tocando ukelele ayudar a cocinar y limpiar, en nuestra huerta orgánica. También apreciaríamos ayuda con tareas de mantenimiento general como limpieza de la piscina, jardinería etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is a comfortable and private en suite. . We have a HUGE salon, with dining area, couches, and tv. Also a sunroom, pool table, gym, parilla, a swimming pool and extensive garden space. All meals are shared.

    El alojamiento consiste en una habitacion privada con baño propio. Tenemos un ENORME salón con un área para comer, sillones y una tv. También tenemos un salón de lectura, una mesa de pool, gimnasio, una parrilla grande, piscina y un predio extenso. Las comidas son compartidas.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 20 minutes out of Colonia del Sacramento. There are many bars, cafes and restaurants for visitors to explore. The ‘Old Town’ is historic and beautiful to see on foot. From Colonia there is a great bus service which goes all over Uruguay, and a ferry to Buenos Aires. The climate is mild, and it always seems to be lush and green. We enjoy spending time outside, and try to live a casual and relaxed life. We are responsible, and grateful omnivores, and enjoy eating whole, healthy foods, which we love to grow. We respect all food choices people make. Our children are warm and friendly and we encourage their creativity and uniqueness.

    Estamos a 20km de Colonia del Sacramento. Hay muchos bares, cafés y restaurantes para ser visitados. La ciudad vieja histórica y hermosa para ser recorrida a pie. En Colonia hay un muy buen servicio de transporte que posibilita viajar a cualquier parte del Uruguay, así como a Buenos Aires. El clima es templado y el área parece estar
    siempre verde y llena de vegetación. Nos gusta pasar tiempo afuera y disfrutar de una vida relajada. Somos omnívoros responsables y agradecidos, nos encanta la comida saludable e íntegra, que disfrutamos cultivando. Respetamos todas las elecciones o posturas en relación a la alimentación. Nuestros niños son muy amigables y siempre alentamos su creatividad y originalidad.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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