Sailing, living and teaching Montessori method in Opio, France




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  • 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 but due to the sanitary crise We changed our sailing plans.
    We are currently now in Corse sailing during the next weeks to Tuscany archipelago and then to Sardinia.
    In July we still have availability on Pius but not for the rest of the year 2020.

    We would like to state clearly the following important issues.

    1.Due to this year sanitary crise, We ask WA to have the possibility of showing us a Covid -19 negative test possibly done right before their departure. If not, we are sorry but we cannot go through embarking you on our sail boat.
    If yes then We wish to have e video call in order to know each other for the first time.
    2.Our budget can provide for each Workawayer food, a comfortable cabin aboard, boat expenses but unfortunately not your travel, transfer expenses to reach us and return end eventual local excursion/visits .
    3. Smoking is not allowed aboard
    4. 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)
    5. Valid Visa and passport during the cruise
    6. 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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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


    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

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • 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.

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    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.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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