Sailing, living and teaching Montessori method in Opio, France

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of 3. Alberto, Anna and little Emma of 7yrs old, all passionate of freedom and therefore of sailing.
    Our project is to explore the world using our "mobile house" PIUS, our sail boat.

    As her parents, our task is to allow Emma to guarantee her schooling with the same method that she has used during the last 4 and half years, the method of Maria Montessori, in our opinion the greatest figure of teaching of the last centuries.

    To do that we will have on board some of the Montessori material and We do look for AMI Montessori educators, teaching her on board on a weekly base.
    But sailing often means not meeting people for days or even weeks so to maintain a normal level of socialization our sailing boat is ready to accommodate a workawayer, children with one or both parents for 1 or 2 weeks during the coastal cruise legs. For ocean crossings We will accept sailing skilled people only.
    We are trying also with Emma not to be too much dependent from smartphone, tablet or computers. We will use them just for navigation, links with her school video call etc. We ask to WA that will stay with us not to use them while with Emma but just when they are alone.

    Workawayers will have the chance to visit a part of the world by the sea, while learning how to manage a sailing boat.
    The first part of our project should have began end of April from south Med France then Spain, Portugal and then Atlantic and Caribbean!
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    Unfortunately the COVID-19 virus is causing a delayed departure and therefore placing in stand by the list of WA ready to join us. Spain seems to confirm lockdown for the whole summer
    We will inform you asap things are getting better.
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    Next revised probable Cruise Legs 2020 are :
    (to be confirmed)

    June/July/Aug: Sardinia/Sicily
    Aug/Sep/Oct: Croatia/Greece

    We would like to state clearly the following important issues.
    1.Our budget can provide for each Workawayer food, a confortable cabin aboard, boat expenses and local visits but unfortunately not your travel and transfer expenses to reach us and return .
    2. Smoking is not allowed aboard
    3. Mobile phones or tablets use should be limited during your free time and not to be used with Emma that We are trying to grow up away from a juvenile internet addiction (we use them just for navigation, weather forecast, sailing or school contacts and technical forum)
    4. Valid Visa and passport during the cruise
    5. Please if you have any allergies, inform us before embarking

    Please do not hesitate to contact us only if you have red what we are looking for.
    Happy sailing !

    Alberto, Anna and little Emma

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can share with our family a new way of life while sailing and teaching with the Montessori system. Exploring habits, traditions and cultures of each country visited.
    Learning how to manage a sailing boat by manoeuvring, sail trimming, navigation and saving energy!
    It will be a real floating exchange experience .
    ;)

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for native english and french speaking volunteers willing to play, swim, exploring and teaching while sailing from Med and outside.
    The Montessori method will be the favorite for teaching (class of 6-9 yrs).
    So Montessori training skills are privileged.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, french, english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A 53 feet swedish boat, central cockpit, with 3 cabins and 2 toilets and a confortable saloon.
    We try to provide every day good italian food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When in harbour or anchored of course you can have time off for your own free time and visits.
    Some time we can rent means of transport in order to plan visits.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days/week

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