Join our multilingual family and help play with our kid in Gyeonggi-do, near Seoul, Korea

  • South Korea
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  • Last activity: 24/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    *** We are so grateful that many amazing workawayers sending requests to us. Our place is fully booked until DECEMBER 2023.

    We are a Vietnamese - Korean family with one 2-year-old boy. We ourselves have opposite interests; for instance, wife loves to hike, do yoga, eat vegan meals, visit parks and museums while husband loves to go shopping, play video games, and eat meat. We respect and accept our differences, and we will respect your views, styles, stories too.

    I am a Vietnamese wife travelled as a workawayer in Korea, as a couchsurfer in Japan, Korea, Austria, Switzerland. Wherever I live, I love to continue meeting and making friends with people around the world. I want to give my kid an opportunity to expose to different cultures too. I can speak Vietnamese, English, Korean, and a bit of Chinese, and hope my boy can speak these languages more fluently than me...one day :) I myself am an English teacher, but sometimes I get too mentally and emotionally drained from other tasks as a mom to give enough English input to my kid. So, I need help from you. I am looking for English-spoken workawayers at the moment to boost my boy's English language development.

    My husband goes to work, and my boy goes to daycare during the day. But I'm sure you will have a full experience of a typical Korean family life. It's hard to choose a different lifestyle here, haha.

    We wish that you stay min. 2 weeks and max. 2 months, so my boy has enough time to connect with you. Please tell us what your particular talents are and your travel plan in Korea so that we can know more about you.

    Looking forward to hosting you^^

    1. You are female, and a non-smoker. Our house is small and not comfortable to host a couple or men.

    2. You are a happy, positive person. Putting a smile on your face is your nature. I want to keep my house with positive vibe and love.

    3. You take on workaway experience as an opportunity to exchange cultures and learn new things, not merely for accommodation and food. I hope our family become a part of your journey, not just a trade for your volunteering work.

    4. You enjoy talking and sharing stories, observations, especially at dinner table. Mealtime, especially dinner time is family time, bonding time.

    5. You must have experience with kids (0-6 years old). I do all the daily care for my son such as dressing, diapering, baths, feeding. So your help is more about communication and play with him. You need to have experience with toddlers to find this job rewarding, to feel comfortable with a toddler's frustrations and needs in learning.

    6. You must buy your own tea, coffee, snacks, fruit, etc if you can't live without them. I'm happy to give you coffee or tea/beer/champagne/juice/fruit sometimes but these stuff are not included in our exchanges. Fruits in Korea are expensive too, even compared to the price in Europe and North America. You can check what I can provide in details below.

    7. You don't have work at night. We put my boy into sleep by turning off the lights in every room (including your room) from 8pm - 9pm. You are free to talk on the phone or listen to music/podcasts during this time. We ask your cooperation on this. When my boy is asleep, you can turn on the light, of course.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During your free time, you can explore Namhansanseong fortress - a UNESCO World Heritage, or mountains, parks, markets nearby, or take a bus and a subway to visit different places in Seoul. Sometimes you can join the morning hike with me in the mountain close to our house.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are very happy to host someone who would like to explore Korea, to spend time with our family, to play with kids, and to exchange cultures. We live in a typical 3-room apartment, which is not too big.

    I try to make the schedule consistent and convenient for you so that you can have time for traveling or your own things. And 4-5 hours with my son may be too much work for anyone. That's why I break down the work into 2 parts:

    TASK 1 - Playing with my son after school with activities using English (3 hours fixed from 5pm to 8pm, including dinner with us). We have a lot of toys, books, learning materials to help you do the activities. I always can help you with preparation for the activities. Just be creative, patient, and playful.

    TASK 2 - Working on something else (2 hours flexible - can be in the morning/ afternoon/ evening - depending on the projects I am working on or your plan - for example English learning materials, preparation for activities, chores, etc).

    You work from Monday to Friday. Weekends are your days off, so you are free to travel on your own. Every weekend, our family sometimes go to Seoul or other areas, and you are welcome to join us. If you like to join us, we're happy to invite you one big meal at the restaurant.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Vietnamese: Fluent
    Korean: Intermediate
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We live in a small typical 3-room apartment. Since our boy likes to sleep with me in his tiny room, we only use the master bedroom as an extra space for him to play. So, we provide our master bedroom with an en suite bathroom for you. It means you'll have a private bathroom but the master bedroom is not always private. My son may get into the room here and there for a couple of minutes in the morning and in the evening. Please don't shut the door and your heart, your eyes to my son when he plays at home. He is going to the daycare anyway.

    Toiletries and drinking water are provided. 2 clean towels are provided for the whole stay. Please treat them nicely. When you finish your stay, please take all the trash with you and leave the room as it is. Of course, you can easily sort out your trash and put them into recycled bins.

    Dinner is the time that our family gather together. You can have dinner with us everyday.
    For breakfast and lunch, you will have simple meals such as bread, eggs, noodles, oatmeal, rice, brown rice, kimchi because this is what I eat too. If sometimes I make a soup or a stew, of course we will share it. Tea, coffee, snacks, milk, drinks, fruits are not provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transport is very convenient and affordable in Korea.
    My house is 2 hours away from Incheon Airport by public transport.

    There's a bus stop 5-minute walk from our house. This bus goes every 10 minutes and takes you 30 minutes to the Moran Station. From there, you can take subway to anywhere for sightseeing in Seoul, which takes around 30-60 minutes depending on which side of Seoul you like to go:)

    If you plan to come to my place straight from the airport, I recommend that:
    - Buy Tmoney card at the convenience store at the airport
    - Get your cash and exchange money at the airport, or take the subway from airport to Hongdae/ Itaewon (Seoul) to get your cash and get better exchange rate.

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Sorry, we can't let pets in.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 698325346574

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