We are a family of 4, 2 Adults and 2 Kids (11 and 3 years). We are a Swiss-Italo-Canadian family. Among all 4 we speak English, Italian, French, German. Right now English is still the strongest/most spoken language, but we are working on learning french and improve the other 2 languages.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We leave in rural southwest France next to a Buddhist monastery, (plum village, thick nhat hanh) so that could be an experience for who is interested in it. During retreats they have up to 2 days which are open for everyone. There is also lots in the region to explore, which we are happy to facilitate. Furthermore, we are looking forward in getting to know you and have exchanges and there are lots of skill to be acquired on the building site as well.
We are currently building a house. Our kids are homeschooled. So we are looking for people who help either with the building or with the daily things to do including childcare/teaching. Right now for example, it would be very helpfull to have somebody who can talk french with the kids, but other teaching areas are good too.
English, French, German and Italian
At this moment it would still be very basic in a trailer, composting toilet and bucket shower. But as time goes we will have space in the house and an indoor toilet.
We do not public transit next to our house. However, there are a few train stations in the radius of 20km, where we are happy to drive you to, if you want to visit the region or cities, such as Bordeaux or the Bassin of Arcachon. There is a little convenience store in walking distance, but for bigger groceries, you have to go by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week