Family help on the Costa Brava, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Our house in Mont-ras, Catalonia, is similar to a terraced house in the UK. There's quite a lot of work to do and with Alfonso, my husband, being mobility challenged, we sometimes require extra help. A carer/cleaner does the basic housework once or twice a week. So, we need someone to help in the garden, to do a bit of cooking and to keep Alfonso company when I go out or take a break and go away for a few days. Alfonso speaks English, French and Italian besides Spanish and Catalan. He is fun-loving and enjoys meeting new people. He loves music, philosophy and art.
    The area is very pleasant, just 4 kms inland from the prettiest landscapes on the Costa Brava and there are hills too where you can go hiking. Please bear in mind, however that this is not the sunny south and we do occasionally get cold, wet weather in winter.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Elderly Companionship
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Alfonso used to work as a tourist guide and knows Catalonia very well. he loves to tell people about interesting places to visit, not only in Barcelona but in other areas too.

  • Help

    Help

    Helpers' duties typically consist in gardening, keeping Alfonso company during the afternoon and evening plus cooking some dinner. Alfonso appreciates company and is fun-loving and communicative. He often needs help with the computer/mobile and likes to practise his English and also French and Italian. He enjoys music a lot too. I may go away for a short break, no more than three or four nights. During this time a carer will come every day to look after Alfonso in the mornings. A Heller's duties in that case would be more or less the same as when I am home. It helps if you have experience in caring for the elderly but we do not consider this essential. You need to have patience and be communicative!

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Apartment in the basement with bathroom, fridge and cooking facilities plus a lovely view of the garden. If this is not available, you will be upstairs with your own bathroom, study and terrace.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off you can visit Barcelona, Girona or the Dali museum in Figueres. You can go cycling, swimming, hiking etc. There is no train but the bus service (SARFA) is not bad and the station is very close to our house.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Not more than 4 hours, 5 days a week but you might have to work on Saturdays.











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