Hello ! We are a french family living in the country in the south-west of France (near Bordeaux). We are planning a long trip around different parts of the world with our 3 children (13, 6 and 2 at the moment of the trip). This trip should start in September 2020 and last a few months. We particularly would like to visit southern Africa, South America, Japan and Russia, but we are open to discover other places ! Actually, we have not exactly decided what countries we will visit, because it will depend on what we will find to do there. We are looking for people willing to host us, in exchange of any kind of work we could provide. Our main aim is to enjoy several cultural, linguistic and human-relationship experiences in different places, with our whole family. We love nature, hiking and outdoor work. We really want to have the opportunity to meet people, do activities, and discover a foreign culture by sharing a part of people’s lives. We have travelled a lot, across different places in the world (mostly Asia, Africa and Europe) and experienced charity work in India, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast (where Benjamin was born and spent his whole childhood). We now want to share this way of life with our children. We have many different skills, teaching, gardening, building, social services or networks, please tell us what you need ! We hope to meet you soon for a nice shared adventure !
You can have a look on what the others say about us ;) :
Baby-sitting / garde d’enfant
Entretien / Bricolage
Cuisine / courses
Aide à la maison
Aide avec les langues
We are very interested in travelling and cultural exchange, so you would be welcome to talk about you and your country. In here, you will experience a french family life, including french cooking ;). We can teach specific skills in eco-building. Working time should be discussed (for example 2 full days working and 2 full days off + weeked, so you can have time to visit our country !)
We need help with the work on the house, that means masonry, plaster, painting, but also gardening, cutting wood etc. Besides, we can ask for a little help in the house or with the kids. We also would love to pratice english, spanish or russian ! Please tell us what you can do !
French, English and a little spanish
You will have a king size bed on a mezzanine above the living room. There is privacy but please note it's not closed. Bathroom and toilets shared.
If you prefer to sleep separately (friends or family for example), we also have a double sofa-bed nearby on the mezzanine.
When first part of renovation on the house is achieved, you'll have your own bedroom, bathroom and toilets.
We will provide meals, either family meals or food you can cook yourself if we are not home.
Bordeaux city is one hour driving (or bus + train), first wineyards need 30 min. Bazas (Medieval town) and Casteljaloux (Medieval and Spa town), 2 nice touristic towns are 10-15 min driving. Forest is all around you can have a walk anytime of the day ! Having your own car is important if you don't want to feel too isolated and stuck in the forest (more than 3km to reach the first villagewith foodstore), but if you don't mind staying home, walking or bicycle, it should be fine for you :). We can provide rides whenever we go to work for example.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week