Babysitting, Housekeeping and Language Exchange in our family home in Freiburg, Germany




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    Hi there!
    We are a mixed couple, Kendra (from Germany, 42), Mauro (from Italy, also 42) and we have two boys, Luca Matteo (9) and Lorenzo (2 ).
    Kendra: I am working as a interpreter (sign language to german) as a free lancer. Often I need to confirm job requests with a short notice. I go with the deaf client to the doctors, or on their working place and I facilitate the communication.
    Mauro: I arrived in Germany with 26, I learned german and I know very well how to help you with the language. I am working in the tourism industry as a free lancer and can be travelling abroad for many days.

    Right now we are searching for a person who can start from the middle of September on and will be staying for some month...

    We want a Workawayer who wants to communicate with us and wants to get to know us, and we also want to get to know you, as we live together a certain period of if you want to know, "why do you ask how many brothers or sisters I have" or you disappear in your room as soon as you have the chance, than probably you don`t fit in the family.

    The workwayer we are looking for is...
    Passion for children and experience.
    Luca is quite shine, Lorenzo quite curious and demanding.
    We would like you to take the children outside in the lots of green areas around in the afternoon. We will agree on basic rules to follow for food, education etc. so that Luca and Lorenzo will feel free to act within a frame that you will contribuite to create.
    We would like you to teach our sons some short sentences in english, as a play but on a daily basis.
    Luca speaks Italian and Spanish too and at school he is learning Frensh....

    We need also help with the housekeeping. This include not only cooking, but also cleaning bathrooms, use the washing machine, go to the supermarket. Basically you should stay open and contribuite to the family-life activities that we agree on a daily basis.

    We don`t like you to get a work on shifts while you are here. This is because we don`t want to organize family life according to your work. You can have german classes in the morning but you cannot pretend to study all the afternoon because you have a lots of homework from school.
    Punctuality is important for us. If we ask you to be ready at 15 and you turn up at 15.30 than this can be a problem.
    We would like to ask you to support us during the weekend in case of need. Of course you can do less in the next days.

    We like people enthusiasm with a real willing to communicate and discover the town and countryside.
    Ability and willing to drive a bycicle for at least one hour, because we move often by bicycle.

    About food:
    In case you are vegetarian or vegan you should be tolerant enough to let us cook beef or fish also when you are in the kitchen. We offer you good quality products including fresh fruits and vegetables and of course we consider your preferences while buying food. We prefer you not to be strictly vegetarian because sometimes will be cooked only one meal. In this case you can eat fruits or vegetable but you don`t have always the chance to prepare your own meal only for you.

    What you can expect from us:
    Flexibility: In case you attend a language class during the week we try to respect your scheduled time as much as possible. You can always ask us how to say this or that... we are glad to help you to learn german.
    We live in a nice district and in a nice town. Freiburg is known as the "Queen" of the Black Forest.
    Indeed there are many students in town and you can feel this both for the many cultural offers and for the mood you can breath. We live in a very ecological district (Vauban) which is known far away from Germany for its sustainability practice. Here you will find few cars around, small streets, lot of nature, short walk-distance for everything, very good public transport to go downtown (10 min), intelligent use of resources, social activities etc....we like a lot to go by bicycle and we are happy if you like this as well.
    Even if this is an urban area you can literaly walk from here to the Black Forest which is 5 minutes from here.

    Your accommodation will be in our flat (private room).
    We have two bathrooms, we invite to use both.
    We live directly to a pedestrian square where every wednesday you will find a regional food market.

    Of course you can use one of our bicycles.

    We are happy to here from you,

    Kendra, Mauro, Luca Matteo and Lorenzo

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak german and italian fluently, a good spanish, have many tips for you for visiting the Black Forest and we have two lovely boys.

  • Help


    We would like your help for about 4 - 5 hours a day, than you are free for sport, german classes, sightseeing or whatever you want

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    German, Italian, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    At your disposal will be a private room. Of course you are free to move everywhere in the flat, use one of the bathrooms, eat with us and maybe help us to prepare one of the main meals of the day. We can organize this in a way that you can attend a german class with a regular timetable if you want.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off you are free to visit the Black Forest. You can walk directly from here or take a local bus or train. Nightlife is very good and there are plenty of language classes.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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