Experience international family life in an Uruguayan beach town, La Barra, Maldonado



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  • Description


    We are an international family with roots in Moldova and Germany. We have three small kids (0,2,4), living in a calm beach town in Uruguay. We fluently mixing four languages throughout the day, so you will have the opportunity to learn Spanish with the kids while improving your German, Russian or English simultaneously. We have just started our organic vegetable garden and urban fruit forest project with a focus on native, edible and/or medicinal plants, and are in the progress of learning and moving towards a sustainable lifestyle. Anyone interested in sustainable living, gardening, multicultural living in Uruguay, entertainment with three-lingual kids or just helping around is welcome!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are multi-lingual family and we can help you improve your Spanish, German, Russian or English. Our kids are just 2 and 4 but they can already teach you Spanish :) As we have just started our small garden project, you can learn and develop your skills together with us. Ralf can also teach you about open software and other computer skills, if you wish to.

  • Help


    We would like to have some help playing with and entertaining with the kids, some basic help around the house, gardening if you are interested and perhaps cooking if you like to do that :) No worries, we will not ask you to change diapers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Russian, Spanish, Dutch

  • Accommodation


    We have a separate room in our house with a queen-sized bed under a thatched roof, space for meditation and yoga. Hot shower, running water, washing machine and internet access are available. We usually have all the meals together on the family table. Beach is 500m from the house, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants no more than two blocks away. You will hear the ocean at night if the wind direction is just right. In your free-time, you are welcome to use our kayak on the river or go surfing with the ocean waves. We share our garden with a cat, five chicken and a rooster.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 500 meters from the beach where the Maldonado river meets the ocean. You can surf in the ocean or go kayaking in the river (we have a surf and a kayak) or just meditate and chill on the beach. Outside of the January/February main season, it is usually empty. Not far from us are several national parks and lagoons, where you might find flamingos and many other of the Uruguayan birds. And if city life attracts you, "famous" Punta del Este is just a short bus ride away.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 727894943379