Welcome/ Bienvenue in Tahiti , Punaauia, French Polynesia.


French Polynesia

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  • Description


    Welcome ! Please read all the way down, thank you ! Merci de lire jusqu'a la fin.

    Hi , I am Michel, builder and sailmaker. I travelled on my trimaran Samba during 20 years with my previous wife and our kids, around the world and visited a few countries. My daughter, Diane is 26 and my son, Mako is 21. They both live in France . I live in Tahiti since 2009.On Samba, my boat until 2018 and since then I live in a house next to which I build my workshop.

    I also organize sailing trips in the island with customers. Please note that this is my job , so do not expect to be taken for free to a trip in the islands. hahahahaha!

    Since march I am lucky to live with Beatrice and her 2 kids: Eliot, 7 years and Antonin, 5 years.

    I'm Beatrice, I'm a teacher at Primary school. We came to Tahiti with my kids to enjoy the sweet tropical way of life. We love sailing and being next to the sea. I like to share the daily life with foreigners, so we travel with their stories staying at home.

    We are usually not available on week ends as we often go out together for fun and dance at night, or go sailing with customers, as it is my business, and people can rent the boat at last minute.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak french, english, spanish and portuguese. Play chess. And we are dancers { salsa, bachata, kizomba and tango). So you can learn some of those.

    Michel :having traveled a lot on my previous boats, since age of 12, I have some experience and stories I can share.
    Beatrice :enjoy the sweet tropical way of life. We love sailing and being next to the sea. I like to share the daily life with foreigners, so we travel with their stories staying at home.

  • Help


    We are a family in a house with a big garden. So there is always things to do. I also have a sailing boat, a 48 ' trimaran which also ask for a lot of maintenance, she is anchored in the lagoon, in Arue, so if working on it, you will be in a quite nice spot, with sea around !

    We expect you, (after working hours), to give an hand to prepare the meals, put the table, clean it after eating, clean dishes and help to keep the house clean, like in any other community living.
    We like people how are: polite, able to say what they feel (either like or dislike) and speak about it with calm and respect.

    Pour les francais : en Polynesie, tout le monde se tutoie, vous pouvez commencer a vous y faire en ecrivant. Et les gens se levent tot ,5h 6h, certains tres tot, 4h... Les gens sont gentils et serviables et vous pouvez demander d'appeller quelqu'un, tout le monde a un tel portable.

    Merci de prevenir si vous ne comprenez pas toutes les informations sur le profil. Sans commentaire de votre part, nous assumons que vous avez tout compris et que nos conditions vous plaisent.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french, english,spanish, portuguese.

  • Accommodation


    We have a room that can be free when receiving guests.

    We offer 2 options :
    1/ you help out 3 hours a day and get free room. You help yourself for food and drinks.
    2/ you help 5 hours a day and get free room , food and drinks.

    Please note: you will need to be able to wake up, alone, at 6 AM and start work at 7.
    Like this you can complete your 5 h in the morning and we can all be free the afternoon.
    We usually take only 1 person at a time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I do not host smokers. Please do not ask if you are a smoker. Thank you.
    We like nice and smooth relation ship . So we will easily give a try for 1 or 2 nights to see how things go .
    Only after those 2 days try will we accept to keep you longer. This to be sure we both enjoy each other and agree on the work and the way it goes.
    If you read up to here, please write " Samba was build in Trinidade" at the beginning of your request. Thank you.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day.

family with the kid's friends
Host ref number: 853161512248