Help needed in our family home and the small garden close suburb of Lyon, France

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  • Description

    Description

    - We're a couple, aged 68 and 60, both active. My husband is retired but has many interests: computing, languages (English, French, Esperanto, Greek, Italian), music (is a musician), culture and politics. I am a freelance translator (working from home), an energy psychology therapist, and mindfulness meditation teacher. I'm also a partner in a start-up. We have two adult children who don't live at home but are often present. Our home is comfortable and relaxed. We speak both English and French. Our family is international and broad-minded; we like meeting people from different cultures and origins. We mainly just expect our guests to be respectful and considerate. We are vegetarian (but not vegan, and do eat a little fish); almost all our food is organic, fresh and locally produced .

    -Nous sommes un couple de 67 et 59 ans, tous les deux actifs. Monsieur est à la retraite et s'intéresse à l'informatique, les langues (anglais, français, esperanto, grec, italien), la musique, la culture et la politique ; Madame est traductrice indépendante (à domicile), thérapeute en psycho-énergétique, animatrice de séance et de stages de méditation de pleine conscience, et associée dans une jeune entreprise. Deux enfants jeunes adultes, n'habitant pas là mais assez souvent présents. C'est une maison conviviale et détendue. Langues parlées à la maison : français et anglais. Nous sommes internationaux et ouverts d'esprit ; nous aimons rencontrer des gens de toutes cultures. Nous attendons de nos hôtes simplement qu'ils respectent des règles de base de la vie commune. Nous sommes végétariens (mais pas végétaliens, et mangeons un peu de poisson) ; nous mangeons essentiellement des produits frais, bio et de production locale.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have meals together and there is often a lot of conversation at meals (no TV in the house). So it's mutually enriching and people can practice their French or English (we'll speak whichever language they are learning). Previous workawayers have learned a range of things, apart from French, including about eating organically and vegetarian, about French daily life, about various topics we're interested in (e.g. energy psychology, music), about manual work (e.g. tiling). Etc. Workawayers can also join meditation sessions at the house.

  • Help

    Help

    - Help with social media and multimedia; help with writing; help with gardening, including some heavy work; help with housework all forms of housework and shopping; help possibly with small outside building-related jobs if you have those skills; help with cooking. Currently need someone with fluent French or English (or both) for help with social media.
    - Réseaux sociaux et multimédia; jardinage, y compris tâches assez lourdes; ménage et courses; maçonnerie et bricolage; cuisine. Actuellement nous recherchons quelqu'un qui parle couramment le français ou l'anglais (ou les deux) pour aider avec les réseaux sociaux.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    - A spare room in the house (ground floor), with a double bed. The bathroom is shared but guests largely have it to themselves. Meals included. Preparing meals and basic household chores such as cleaning up after meals are shared. No TV in the house but wifi (unlimited access).

    - Une chambre d'amis dans la maison avec lit double. La salle de bains est commune mais nous nous en servons peu (il y a une autre salle de bains à l'étage). Le couvert est inclus. Ceci est une maison vivante où nous partageons les tâches et nous cuisinons ensemble ou à tour de rôle. Pas la télé à la maison mais wifi (accès illimité).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - We live in the close suburbs of the city of Lyon, with direct access to the city centre by bus (various busses, 2, 5 and 10 min walk from the house) and by underground (15 min walk to the station). Lyon is a beautiful city, classified by Unesco as world heritage, and is a gastronomical capital. It is also a lively student town, with many cultural attractions and entertainment. We're a 1.5 hour drive from the Alps (skiing and hiking) and a half-hour drive from the low mountain range, the Monts du Lyonnais (from walks/hiking); 3 hours from Marseille.

    - Nous habitons en proche banlieue lyonnaise, avec un accès direct en bus (arrêt à 2 min de la maison et d'autres bus à 5 et 10 min à pied) et métro à 15 min à pied. Lyon est une très belle ville (classée au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO) et capitale de la gastronomie. C'est également une ville étudiante très vivante, pleine de lieux de culture et de sortie. Nous sommes à une heure et demi des Alpes (ski et randonnées) et à une demi heure des Monts du Lyonnais (randonnées). 3 heures de Marseille.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    - 5 hours per day, 5 days/week; - 5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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