We are a family living in a house in the center of Varen. Peter, 5 children (10 years, 8 years, 6 years and 3 years + a newborn) and myself. The oldest three go to school the whole day. The kids are very independent and enjoy having other people playing with them. They speak German, Dutch and English.
We both work in tourism and like meeting people from different countries and cultures. We are very easygoing and I'm sure you'll be able to feel like home. Our area is very touristic, both in Summer for Hiking as in winter for skiing. Peter is often driving up to Crans-Montana for work, so often you can hich a free ride with him, and then go ski and hike up there. The thermal baths in Leukerbad are also quite close and doable in a day hike. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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That would definitively be languages: In our family we speak 3 languages on a daily basis: French, German and Dutch :-)
Most of the time the main tasks are babysitting. We need someone to take care of the kids 2 days a week, and give a hand here and there with cooking & cleaning. The rest of the time is off. Which gives you plenty of time to explore the wonderful mountains and lakes.
Varen is within a 30 min ride from the ski slopes of Crans-Montana and Leukerbad and one hour from Zermatt with the famous Matterhorn. From Varen you can explore Switzerland by train and bus. Italy is a 45 min train ride, Bern 1 hour, Lausanne 1 hour etc ...Plenty to do, you'll see :-) Also lot's of great walks in the area!
PS: We are looking for people that would like to stay at least 3 weeks and that have experience with small children
You ll have your own room with toilet and shower. Wifi is available.
There are public buses to Varen from Sierre trainstation or Leuk trainstation. Depending on your arrival time we can also pick you up in Leuk.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
see under help- max 25 hours/week
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