Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
04/06/2019 - 31/12/2020
My name is José Antonio and I am from Spain.
Unfortunately, I am a widower. I have two children and three grandchildren, who are the joy of my life.
I am a retired Language and Literature Department Head and I have taught Spanish and Literature to native students in the public school system for 37 years.
I hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
I also authored two Spanish courses for German-speaking people, published by Hueber Verlag (München).
Writing fiction is one of my passions, and throughout the years I have been the recipient of several national and international literary awards, both in the poetry and short stories genres.
I lead a healthy and sober life. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, and have no bad habits in general. I’m a quiet, calm, patient, responsible and easy-going person. I eat everything and have no dietary restrictions, but have a preference towards the vegetarian diet.
I am experienced with the common household chores and I am also a talented bread maker (have been baking regularly at home for decades)
I love to be around young children and elderly people. I am very inspired by the kindheartedness and tenderness displayed by people in both of these age groups.
I also love animals and I am well-versed in their needs and care, both with home pets, like dogs and cats, as well as with farm animals, specially horses.
Babysitting / child care
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
I am skilful in all tasks related to home improvement and repairs. I particularly love working with wood, from which I can create anything, from furniture to cabins or even wooden houses! (If I have the necesary tools, of course!)
My services, therefore, can be both academic (as an experienced language teacher) and manual, depending on the needs of the host. I do not ask for much to get by: just a clean bed, a warm shower, three meals a day and a Wi-Fi connection to maintain contact with my family.
I like photography very much and I use the pictures I take as a source of reflection for writing pieces about the world’s diverse complexity.
I speak Spanish and Italian both as a mother tongue. I am fluent in German and have a B2 level in English.
I hope to find in my hosts open, sincere, honest people. People who look you in your eyes because they have nothing to hide. Easy-going people, with whom it's enriching to talk. People like me.
Special dietary requirements
No, I haven't