I live with my son (9), daughter (7) and a little baby (1,5) on the Buda side in a detached house. I work from home and lead a small media agency dealing with branding, social strategy, SEO and digital services (design and development). We have been living with children and Helpers for almost four years and we have very good experience. By know we could develop a clear and well-functioning system in cooperation with the previous Helpers to make our daily routine more understandable, to clarify the expectations and possibilities of both of us and also easy the integration of a new family-member :) The most important help by us is take care and have fun with the children.
So, the point is to make everyone feel good and find the harmony that helps soul to develop and bring joy to daily lives. I choose this family system because that could give a natural atmosphere in our home.
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.
It’s a great opportunity to learn the Hungarian language, get to know the culture and have a good time in Budapest. You can learn about the Hungarian culture and history: how we live in the city, how we think about the world in the present and in the past, what we consider of importance, what we eat and drink traditionally and who are the most famous artists in Hungary.
We are welcome shorter and longer term Helpers, and of course we are happy if you would like to spend a longer time with us as you can have a deeper relationship with the children and therefore they will be very grateful. Actually we try to make our life with 2 or more Helper. Erasmus or university students are also welcome.
Our home is located on the Buda side near to Rozsadomb Center. You are expected to feel comfortable like at home so we eat dinners together and we are happy to socialize with you. Full board includes delivering hot meals to us 6 times a week, but of course you can cook it if you wish. We also provide a Hungarian sim card with internet access. A comfortable separate room awaits you. It is important to us that you have a lovely time here and enough free time to discover the city.
As this is a long term commitment you should be comfortable living away from home for an extended period of time. You will also need to be patient and adaptable as there can be changes in the calendar at short notice, but usually things will work as scheduled.
Tasks: Going to the playground with the kids, reading, singing, drawing with them, changing diapers etc. We also try to make a practical system to help the housekeeping during the helping hours, in addition we have a cleaning lady who comes to the house every Monday.
The children speak basic English, they are smart, cooperating, lively and very curious.
Between September and June the kids go to school which is 20 minutes by bus. You might use the family car after the probation period. They attend a Waldorf school. Therefore it is really important that when you accompany the kids you never use the mobile phone and never give the mobile phone to the kids either. The kids must not watch cartoons, they need real thoughtfulness from you.
This host offers a language exchange
We lived with Helper for years, and during that time we got used to speaking English everyday. Because of COVID-19, we haven’t practiced English on a daily basis for nearly a year and a half, and we miss that experience. We see that, of course, the easiest way to communicate in a foreign language is to practice it lifelike.
We live in a detached house of two stories. There are 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, huge living room etc. and a small garden. You will have a private room on the second floor and of course you can use our WiFi.
The area is very nice and peaceful, close to the Buda Hills, while the downtown and the Margaret Island also not so far away, as well as many thermal baths are nearby. And a big cave (Pálvölgyi cave) open to anyone!
You will spend time with young children, so its could be helpful if you learn a basic Hungarian skills to communicate with them. ☺️ For example Google Translate also could be helpful.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I deal with digital media and strategy, and recently my company’s office has been operating on the ground floor of the house. It is extremely important to me that the internet speed needed to work online be available in our home.
Our home has an underground garage, parking can be temporarily arranged here as well. On-street parking is also possible, there is always space and no parking fee.
Depending on the situation, we can talk, we don’t shy away from it, we love animals. We currently have no pets.
More than two
6 hours a day, 5 days a week
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