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We are a French-English family living in a beautiful village in the English countryside. We have a five-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl. I speak French to the children but the rest is in English. The children speak English among themselves.
I do a lot of healthy cooking (gluten and dairy-free). We are no longer vegetarian but were vegetarian/vegans for years so happy to accommodate vegans as long as you don't mind the rest of us eating animal products. I also do a lot of fermentation, coconut kefir, saurekraut, kombucha etc.
My husband is a builder and teaches Tai Chi. I am a photographer and also an alternative therapist. I also trained as a Steiner teacher and like to raise our children without television or electronic toys. We love meeting new people from around the world, and like to share meals together, tell stories, show people around our area, walk in nature etc.
This is for somebody who loves nature and quiet life. There are cities in proximity but you need to get a lift or take a bus, so not ideal if you are planning on going out in the evenings.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Travellers could increase their knowledge of the French and the English languages, meet people in the village, and get more experience looking after young children. I am also happy to share my knowledge of cooking and fermenting food.
I need some help looking after the children, cooking, and in the house. Mostly help with washing up, laundry, some cleaning, and keeping the house tidy. Experience with young children would be appreciated but not essential. My son goes to school 9-3 and my daughter goes to nursery, so this time can be free or used for housework. We are very flexible with the way the volunteers want to spend their time, however some help at week-ends is greatly appreciated, and you can have time off during the week.
We have had a few wonderful workaway experiences already. We are looking for someone who could stay for at least 6 weeks because it takes time for the children to get to know you, and also to get used to the habits of the house etc.
Spacious room in big house.
We live in a beautiful village near the city of Bath, which is one of the most visited places in the UK. Our house is very peaceful and there are plenty of nice walks around. Also close to Bristol, a city with a lot going on. The village itself has got two pubs, two shops, a tea shop, activity classes, a post office and a hairdresser.
There is limited public transport so own transport would be ideal, although our previous workawayers managed to get around by bus, or getting lifts from me or other people in the village.
We have internet access but no wi-fi. So laptop is fine with ethernet cable (provided), but no internet through phones or tablets (although we are looking at wired option for those). Also bad mobile phone reception in the village but all volunteers seemed to have got on fine with this. Access to landline phone.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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