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French & English speaking family in beautiful rural France, with an organic permaculture garden, forest and river, and 3 curious, bright children. Our eldest daughter has additional educational needs for communication and literacy, so enthusiastic and engaging helpers who are keen to learn about alternative communication and emergent literacy support particularly welcome (ie if you love reading with kids :) ). Lots of options for getting involved with our many projects, family life and/or local charity work (around inclusion/disability, gardening, organic and eco living, inclusive theatre, sports/yoga...).
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I am a French teacher, so it's a good place to work on your French! We all speak English too however, if necessary. We are active in several local voluntary organisations, so you could get involved with communication and disability advocacy, sports or eco movements. We have an organic polytunnel, garden and orchard, so plenty of practical experience available.
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We need help with activities with the kids, cooking, gardening, housework and forest management. We have eco-projects on the go too (creating a summer kitchen, renovation work...), so depending on your interests and skill set, there is plenty to work on! Help with the school run would be great, once you are familiar with the kids, so a driving licence would be a plus. Ali hoping to do some redecorating this year.
This host offers a language exchange
I have taught French and English and am interested in learning new languages. My Spanish is very rusty, but very happy to have the opportunity to practise :)
Independent holiday cottage available which would suit an individual, couple or two people travelling together (it's quite cold in winter though!). You'll have your own kitchen and bathroom, but some meals can be eaten with the family, to be decided with you according to your preferences. Help with food preparation welcome.
We also have a large guest room in the family house, which could be a good option for someone who is keen to join in with family life, learning French or English for example.
Beautiful rural area with lots of birds, insects, forests and rivers, close to the Brenne natural park (famous for migrating birds) and St Savin's UNESCO listed abbey. Would suit nature lovers interested in photography, writing, painting, cycling or similar... Bikes available and occasional use of the family car, but due to the rural nature of the property (2kms to the nearest village) it might suit you better if you have your own wheels (can collect from train station if not).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have good WiFi
Plenty of space
We have two dogs and chickens. Pets welcome, as long as they are friendly :)
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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