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 friend deals with the garden and does the basics. So, we need someone to help in the house, 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.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
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.
As from March the helpers' duties would consist in 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 will be away for a short break, no more than 3 days from March 22nd to 25th and will need a patient, competent person to stay with Alfonso. Paid carers will be present in the morning to get him up, dress him etc and at night to take him to bed. Although this may sound rather challenging for people who have little experience looking after elderly people, I can assure you that previous helpers have managed very well.
English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German (ein bisschen)
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Not more than 4 hours, 5 days a week but you might have to work on Saturdays.