Hello!! We are a happy family :
Me , Raphaële 39 years old, Jean, my husband (37),
and "little"Naïja 6 years old (and our 2 cats, and 3 hens)
Jean is working full time.
Naija is going to school on monday morning ,tuesday, thrustday and Friday
And, I 'm working part time ,
I'm doing in the same time work in the house :
- major works/shell in the old house we bought last year (paint walls, sand floors, etc)
then i need time to work at home (quite a lot of time).
- a project of a Montessori + NVC, primary school ,
Our finances are really modest, but our hearts are rich!
We are quite easy going people. And Naija is being raised with a lot of freedom.
We love Nature, ecology.
We eat organic food: i'm vegetarian (eggs and cheese ok), but Jean&Naija eat few meat sometimes.
I need someone smart, quite handyman or woman (better if you know how basic sanding, paint, eventually fix things, if you don't, that ok too!! ) , help with daily housework (vacum, cook meals), and you like to play with children (some few babysiiting time needed in the week)
We need help in MARCH 2019, and until the 12th of april.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Learn French langage and culture, english or spanish langage.
Learn about french culture, time in our family (+ grand parents, etc).
Exchanges about travelling experiences,
Visit some nice french places (Bordeaux, Biarritz, Bask Country, Hossegor, Pau).
Go to the sea side : atlantic ocean, surf, paddle at 20min from the house.
Learn some écological technics of housework.
Learn about some Montessori pedagogy if wanted.
Exchange or play some music, etc
Basically, we need someone to :
1-help with daily housework (hoover, sweep, clean kitchen, cook sometimes, fold clean laundry if you feel like it ) the house is quite big, ..and quite charming.
2-need someone "gentle, dynamic, creative" to play with 6year-old énergic Naïja while i'm working home. It takes Naija usually 10 days (roughly) to get used with a new person.
speak/sing in english/spanish or another langage to our son,
3- work in the house :
-like paintings on walls , sanding, renew furnitures, ) You can choose depending to your skills:
- fix things
- gardening ( we have a flower/vegetable garden),
- do work in the house (painting walls, etc, sand doors to renew paints, etc, : ecologicals furnitures provided..) ,
- help in create carton furniture and materiel for my project of montessori school,
- do translations for the web site of the school.
- Sometimes help in basic "exceptionnal" housework (cleaning the windows 3times/year, cleaning doors, cupboard, etc
- the house is old, and i have a lot of work to do (wall paintings ) and clear up to do, i'will do this while you are babysitting Naija. Advices/Suggestions are welcome : it's always easier to see when you re in the outside, and we love to exchange.
In order to have not many changes of persons for my little boy, I'd rather have someone on several weeks, at least 2, (or 1 or 2 months or more), if our lifesstyles stick together on well obviously ;-D.
I have a lot of work to do, unfortunately, that does usually not make me a lot of avalable time to be a guide for touristic visits, but if you are independent in visiting, i can be very flexible and let you have as much as free time as you need if you want to visit spécial places (visit Bordeaux during the week rather than w/e, go in spain during 3days ), i can take you to train station, plan to drive you to the sea side..
Time table would be planned every week with your needs too.
Only man /woman (over 20years old) accepted at this moment (sorry young ones!)
This is a NONE-SMOKING house. I would please have someone non-smoker or very few cigarets/ a day, smoking is only allowed in the garden,
Many hours left in the afternoon, time table can be flexible with your needs and mine (we decide together every week)
week-end off (apart when we change time table with you)
Provided daily food at home apart from extras (ice creams outside, extra restorants , ..)
The hours are generally as it is said in the website : "4-5 hours volunteering per day in exchange for food and board, some touristic visits, cultural exchange". Time table a lot flexible if you want to visit north of spain, portugal for several days...
Basic Daily Housework i.e. prepare the meal, washing-up, lay the table, etc is shared by all of us, anytime you are at home.
Perfect for someone who wants to improve french langage (i did the same in england to improve my english) ;D)
French, English, Spanish
Own bedroom (25m2) in the house ,with wardrobe. Sheets and bath towel are provided.
FOOD : Organic basic healthy daily food is provided, mostly vegetarian (+eggs/cheese).
We will ask you to participate or pay your extras meat if you need more than 2x/week or 3x/week, spare restorant, ice cream when outside,..) thanks for your compréhension.
SERVICES : According to our disponibility, We will come and pick you at the train station/airport/ bus station, and bring you back when you leave, if we can.A lot flexible with time table for you to visit .
Wifi, washing machine and dryer.
Our house is a big old house in the center of a medium town (DAX) ,
There is a nice wood 5/10 minutes (if you want to go running) , nice riverside walk 5mins from the house.
Swimming pool : 10 minutes .
We live 25min from the atlantic ocean (cheap buses , and 2€ in summertime),
30min from bask country,
we can plan to visit cities like Biarritz, Bordeaux..
1h15 from spain, 6 hours from portugal.
To travel :
CAR : By collectives car :
Bus : There are many BUSES in Dax, station 50 metres from the house
, , fr.ouibus.com ; , etc..
By Train : TRAIN STATION ("Gare" in french ) : 15-20 min walking, 10 min with the bus, trains to any places .
AIRPORT in Biarritz or Pau (cheap flights to visit north of france, europe, even for a week end)
We have planed to do works in the house this summer 2018 (electricity, ..), and we may not be able to host for few weeks,
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week