We are a family of five...a mother, a father and three kids 5,3,1. Mom named Shen is a former wildlife researcher and dad named Linus is an activist and corporate filmmaker. We live in a little house near the big city of Kuala Lumpur. We live a very colourful life surrounded by various pets that includes a macaw a labrador and two pet pythons(they are friendly don't worry) . We also love to go on nature excursions so staying with us , you are guaranteed a trip to nature. You are also welcome to learn acrobatics as dad practices backflips, sommersaults and handsprings every Sunday. We are also very culturally informed so we will share stories with you of our country and culture. Our place is just far enough from the city and surrounded by forest that you will get fresh clean air while the city center KLCC is a short 15 minutes to 30 minutes away with taxi (cost USD 4-6). Please note that the nearest busstop to our house is 2km away from the house so do not rely so much on public transport but if we are free we can drop you at the bus-stop where you can take a bus to the lrt where you can access most part of the city. To top it off we have a little home cinema and a view of the entire city.
Workaway is different from ordinary travelling. We are looking for someone who is looking for the opportuinity for an exchange and not a free holiday. *️️️*️️️*️️️If you are looking for a free stay and just want to sight see and do your own thing. sorry please go to a hostel because we will dismiss you. We are not looking for a freeloader*️️️*️️️*️️️
We are eager to extend our family to you and we believe if you are looking for an immersive experience of living with and being with a Malaysian family and seeing the country with our eyes, you will love us and come as a stranger but leave as no less than family. There are chances to listen to personal stories, political views, understand more deeply contemporary and historical Malaysia, eat like a local, talk to local people, get opportunities to visit local markets, art galleries and rivers; and on top of it all Linus also offer personal insights into his work and life as a filmmaker in Malaysia.
You must be ready to contribute your time and effort as living with three kids can be hectic.
We are looking for someone caring, passionate, flexible, intuitive(fast learner), interested to learn(especially about parenting)
You will be getting in return more than just sightseeing around the city making ‘I’ve been there’ pictures for Instagram though you can still Instagram a lot on the side.
If you come with an agenda like you have to do a school assignment, apply for a visa to further your travels or using us as a rest stop between your long term travel(we have guest who stayed for over two months) we are good with that provided you can still honor your work commitment to us.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We eat a very diverse diet so staying with us you will be given a diverse range of local food however you would have to pay for your own food when we eat out.Only your meals at home are included.
Visit a night market weekly where you will savour the local flavour sense and smell
We have a home cinema with a 3 meter wide screen and a comfortable sofa where you can enjoy movies. There's also a 4k 3D Television
There is a piano where you can practice your piano
*️️️️️unavailable when Linus is busy*️️️️️Free acrobatics class every weekend where you maybe able to learn to do a backflip
*️️️️️unavailable when Linus is busy*️️️️️Once a week trip to a beautiful waterfall
You get to learn parenting first hand
You can ask for a free lesson in basic videography and try your hands at it
Acquire knowledge on filmmaking
If you like you can make friends with our pets which consist of a lovable labrador, a bossy macaw, two tortoises, three non venomous snakes, an assortment of geckos and an electric catfish
*️️️️️dependent on availability/not promised*️️️️️ you maybe able to visit the shoot of a commercial or a movie set
*️️️️️dependent on availability/not promised*️️️️️you may be able to go travelling with us if we go on a road trip
As mum has her hands full with three kids, your help is largely required to help clean, like cleaning up after the kids eat, sweeping the leaf in the garden, washing the clothes (there is a washing machine) and hanging them to dry, washing the dishes, moping the floor and wiping down the windows. The kids also love attention so your help is also required to take care of them. Playing fb on your phone while being with the kids does not constitute taking care of the kids...give your heart to teaching and caring for them. If you can handle the dog, your help is also required to take him for walks. Your help is also extended to being a film trainee if you are keen.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent
You will have your own room with a window and an attached bathroom, it's about 200 square feet. there's is wifi, ceiling fan, a comfortable bed, a small lcd television, dvd player and an air conditioner.
Strictly no drugs, smoking or vape allowed within the confines of our gate
Our place is just far enough from the city and surrounded by forest that you will get fresh clean air while the city center KLCC is a short 15 minutes to 30 minutes away with taxi (cost USD 4-6). Please note that the nearest busstop to our house is 2km away from the house so do not rely so much on public transport but if we are free we can drop you at the bus-stop where you can take a bus to the lrt where you can access most part of the city. You are welcome to go with us when we go to the city.
Aside from what we offer, there are many attractions near to our home that is not far from the city center including the national art gallery(15minutes via taxi), KLCC, Batu Caves, The National Monument, The National Mosque, Royal Selangor The National Zoo etc. On top of that there's trips to nature, markets and etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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