We are a lively family of five.
We live in a big house (with a traditional thatched roof) at the seaside in Northern Germany. You will have your own flat as our house has a "nanny- flat" for you and your friends/family if they want to visit as well as our own guests every now and then.
We have a lot of space to play outside- and that is what our children all love to do. All three are active ,Scouts´, love the camps, outdoor live and adventures.
Sara (7) attends Primary school, in her free time she loves drawing and playing with her friends, she plays the piano and just started learning to play the recorder. She enjoys spending time with her brothers and our animals (dog and cat). Ben (13) loves running. He and Samuel (almost 15) attend secondary school, play guitar and piano in the school band, love to practice flips on our garden trampoline, but can also read, play Lego or Yugioh (a card game) for hours.
Sylvie (40) is a doctor working in the nearby hospital, Sebastian (49) works as a pilot and in addition to that is involved in the ambulance service.
Whenever we can we spend a lot of family-time together and you will be welcome to participate! We love reading (often together), playing board games, music, sports (like running, swimming, yoga, canoeing, sailing etc), traveling..
We lead a rather healthy (eat mainly organic/vegetarian, partly even vegan with the occasional fish on the BBQ) and active life and love to meet with friends.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We hope to become good friends, maybe an additional family for you.
We are very open and interested, we love to travel, discover places and meet people. For us this is a way to include that in our everyday life: having the people travel to and bring their culture into our home.
We live in a tiny, tiny village close to the North Sea, Hamburg is about 2 hours away, Denmark (Scandinavia) about 20 minutes. (We have been living here since 9 years and had been in Scotland before for about 5 years, so the children do speak some English!)
It is a recreational area we live in, many people spend their holidays here at the seaside. Nice places to see are e.g. the islands of Sylt, Amrum and Föhr. You will have a lot of time time to explore if you like, we can have fantastic weather, but it will probably be muddy and windy as well!
We try to describe a normal day with our traveller:
The day starts early for parents and children, we have breakfast together and just before 7 o'clock
everyone has left the house. Our two sons go to school by bike or bus, I (mum) take our daughter Sara to school before going to hospital to work.
Our (lovely) former Au Pair isn't very much of a morning person (we always try to adjust our schedule), so she gets up at a time that suits her, has breakfast and takes a morning walk with our dog. After that she does some light housework like vacuum cleaning, emptying the dishwasher, hanging/folding up some laundry.
The children eat lunch at school. So our workawayer has free time until around 2 pm when it is time to pick up Sara, then she looks after her (and the boys who are already quite independent) until one of us parents is home.
In the evening we have dinner together (which usually the parents, sometimes the workawayer
prepares), everyone talks about their day and we try to play a board game, make music or do
some reading or something else together afterwards before the children go to bed.
We live very rural! Therefore the children need to be taken to activities by car, which is one of the things we need our workawayer to do. Once or twice a week we would need you to babysit in the evening (e.g. if mum is on night shift and dad working). You’d have more free time afterwards though!!
You will have your own flat (bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen) attached to our house.
You are welcome to join us for every meal- just as every family member is. If you prefer to cook for yourself you can do so anytime you like, we’re happy to provide you with food.
We love meeting people from all over the world. We are still in touch with our previous aupairs who might come round for a visit.
You need to be a non-smoker and a safe and experienced driver!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week