Aloha! My name is Giselle and my husband Dave and I live on Kauai with our four children (ages 7, 5 and 3 yr old twins) and 11yr old dog. Our house is very lively! Dave works 24 hour work shifts and I work part time at my son’s school.
We are looking to host someone teach our family Spanish (preferably speaking only the Spanish language). Also help around the house or yard is always appreciated :-)
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We live in a residential neighborhood that is walking distance to the world famous beaches and a small shopping center. Around our neighborhood is a lot of hotels and tourist areas. Our house is full of laughter and crying almost all day every day (translate this to mean it is often loud) and our kids are typically awake from about 6:30am to 6:30pm. Our older two go to school during the week and the younger two (twins!) stay home.
We spend a lot of time outdoors both in our yard and at local parks and beaches. There are amazing hikes, snorkeling, boating, surfing and friendly happy people.
Our island is one of the most remote on the planet and is a beautiful place to explore. The Hawaiian culture is very unique mix of different Polynesian, Asian and European influence.
We live on the beautiful "garden island" of Kauai, Hawaii. It is truly one of the most majestic places I have known, but it is remote and not for someone who loves the "city life". In order to be happy here, you need to have a love of nature, the beach and outdoors and have an ability to "live simply".
We are a family of 6 (plus one small dog) looking for a responsible, patient, detail oriented person mostly to help our children learn Spanish, but we will take help with almost anything. My family is from Peru although I grew up in the United States. I want my children to learn the language and culture while they are still young. If you would like to practice/learn English, we are happy to do so when the children are not around, but we ask that all of your interactions with them are in Spanish. You will also have plenty of opportunities for English practice as you explore the island.
When we are not around and on your own schedule, we would like you to help with almost anything you can think of...
- Gardening (mostly weeding, but if it's something you enjoy, you could get creative)
- House cleaning and little projects (organizing cabinets, small fix it projects, laundry, etc.)
- Giving the dog a bath or brush
- Pretty much anything.
If you love to cook, we would take that too! Costco cooks most of our meals here and home cooking is a treat ;-) We will always keep a list of suggestions, but pretty much anything you see that can make the house more organized, tidy or "fixed" will be appreciated. We just don't have enough hours in the day!
The most important attribute we require is that you are self motivated and love children. It would be beneficial if you like animals too as we have one older dog who live with us who also needs a little care! We are a fun and friendly family and are looking forward to welcoming the right person in to our home :-)
English and Spanish
At our home, you will have your own studio apartment that is in our backyard. It has its’ own bathroom complete with a lava rock wall outdoor shower, mini refrigerator and kitchenette and a queen size bed with television and cable.
You are also always welcome in our home, but will have your own quiet place to retreat to on your off time. You are welcome to eat with us or on your own and help yourself to our kitchen.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day, 5 days a week