Fun and easy-going German, English family interested in exchanging cultures in the Midlands, UK

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United Kingdom

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    30/11/2021

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    ** BREXIT notice **
    Freedom of movement from the EU to the UK ended on 1st Jan 2021. To comply with the new rules in the UK people looking to arrive in the UK must have the correct visas for the UK. To do voluntary work a particular visa may be required.

    Please note UK, Irish, Commonwealth citizens with the right to abode in the UK, BNO passport holders (Hong Kong) and those with Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme (working holiday) visas will not be affected by these changes.

    ** Dates - We are open to hosting from January 2022 **

    We consider people who are at least 22 - we have no upwards age limit, are vaccinated (or in the process of being vaccinated), we have a preferance for someone who can stay 2-3 months upwards.

    We are a family (German/ Irish/ British) of 4 living in a small town in Northamptonshire with 2 healthy, school going and fun loving boys aged 8 and 11 and 2 large Maine coon cats who do not get on!
    We are an English speaking house but can also speak German (native) and French, and we live in a large period property with a large garden in a beautiful part of the country.
    The area has fabulous wildlife aswell as a couple of miles from a shopping centre where apart from shops there are restaurants and a cinema.
    There are bus and train services that serve local runs and London and North/ Midlands.
    The house is walking distance to a town centre where there are various shops and cafes.

    Currently we are looking for a workaway to support the family for cultural exchanges in language, cooking etc. Also we have small gardening and DIY projects you can learn new skills and get new experience.

    We can offer own bedroom with shared bathroom and to be part of our family. We can also offer use of a bike and if you are a confident driver we can put you on our car insurance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    * Through language exchange, teaching and practice - we are open to all languages !
    * Come and share your recipes and cook your favourite dishes for our family - we love great food !
    * Come and play and get creative with our kids, opening their eyes to new cultures
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    * By the teaching and learning of new skills and hobbies - instruments, fitness, art, crafts etc.

    * We have small gardening or DIY projects which we can do together in order to learn new skills, experiences and maybe how to use power tools!

    We live in a small town in Northamptonshire that is rich in history and culture, we are very easy going and fun with cultural links to Mexico, Germany, Ireland and USA!
    We speak English and also German, we would like to learn new languages, recipes and cultures in exchange for sharing ours with you.
    You will live in an area that has fabulous wildlife with bike trails, walks, restaurants and cinema all very close by. We have a bicycle you can borrow and can put you on the car insurance if you are a confident driver.

  • Au pair

    Au Pair Host

    This host is looking for Aupair help in the UK

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are a family looking for support with childcare and school runs, projects in the house and/or garden.
    If you are comfortable using power tools, then let us know !!.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are interested in speaking other languages in the house.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room at the top of the house where we don't go so it is very private.
    Bathroom is shared (mostly with just the children) with WiFi and Netflix included.
    We would prefer you to eat with us often and so be part of our family.
    Food is included and we would be happy for you to teach us some of your favourite recipies.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Being in the Midlands there are bus and train links to London and everywhere. London is about 1 hour away.
    It's possible we can put you on our car insurance also (although this hasn't worked for under 25 as yet).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have strong WiFi and lots of space and can accommodate people who need to study and work in their free time.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large driveway

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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

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