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  • Description

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    Hey there ! Are you looking for an immersion in a French family to share active daily life, to boost your French with a teacher, and to visit our historical region ? Welcome at home !

    *** I respond to every request sent to me and it takes time. So please read our profile to the end and make sure this is really right for you. And if you find another project, be nice to tell me in a simple way, too many volunteers just stop giving news and that's not correct. ***

    We are a family who loves to discover different cultures by travelling and meeting foreigners.
    We love cooking, discussing, playing board games, reading, gardening, traveling the world, meeting friends, laughing, swaping our home, visiting our region and our country.
    We love art, photography, cinema, literature, history, politic, philosophy, world cuisine.

    I am a French teacher. My husband, Dominique, is a technical auditor in electricity and fire safety.
    We have got 3 very sympathetic and openminded children : Zoé (20 years old), Noah (18) and Owen (9). We have two cats, Kochka and Licorice. We also have a little lovely dog (Cavalier King Charles), she's called Poppy.

    We need you in our country house that we have been renovating for ten years. Our house is located in a very small village in South of Vendée. There are a lot of things to do in the house and in the garden (1,5 hectare) and the list of works evolves all the time.

    We therefore expect polite volunteers, respectful of people and places, curious to discover deeply our culture and grateful for the efforts we will make to share it with pleasure, motivated for work as well as for fun, having the sense of humor and last but not least..... clean !

    We care about the environment and we expect that volunteers respect our way of life regarding the economy of water and energy. For the same reasons, we have a healthy, organic and rather vegetarian diet.

    So if you want to come here, be openminded, enthusiastic and easygoing !

    Sorry, we don't welcome smokers.

    I like reaching out through a Skype session as to get to know each other before the real meeting :)

    Our profile is written in English so we can reach more people on Workaway's platform. However, we expect volunteers to be able to interact with us in French as Dominique and Owen don't speak English, and to make our daily life easier ! So please, write us in French to show us your motivation !

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    - You will share our daily life : meals, outings, discussions... and you will improve your french language !

    - I can help you to study french language, thanks to my job.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We don't look for specific skills. Just some resourceful and meticulous people who learn fast. All work is done with us as a team. We always explain how to do it and provide you with the necessary equipment.

    We need someone to take care of Owen about 2 or 3 hours a day, but you really need to be motivated and interested to play with children. It's necessary to be patient, imaginative, creative and to speak French (A2 minimum)

    We appreciate volunteers who know how to cook and can easily prepare lunch. When Dominique and I do the renovations, we can't prepare the meals at the same time. That's why we need you!

    We ask for 25 hours of working per week but it's flexible. Our schedule depends on the work to finish, so we can work 8 hours a day for three days and then visit the area the rest of the week or work a little bit every day (5 hours a day).

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Français: Courant
    Anglais: Intermédiaire
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Allemand: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I'm always interested in improving my english skills. Very important for me to find someone who can help me to brush up on my old German skills !! And I want to learn Asian languages : Korean, Mandarin, Japanese. I am a French teacher so I can really help you in grammar, vocabulary, literature, history, written skills, prepare for a DELF-DALF exam.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

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    You will benefit of a bedroom with bathroom that you probably have to share with another volunteer or our teenagers. Of course, single-sex room.

    We provide you 3 meals a day. I wash your clothes. We share a family life with regard to leisure and outings.

    We ask you to bring clothes that can be ruined or stained and safety shoes.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our place in Vendée is situated in the crossroads of the biggest places of interest of the region : Puy du Fou, Marais Poitevin, the Atlantic coast (Les Sables D'Olonne, Jard sur Mer, La Tranche sur Mer...) , big cities as Nantes, Niort and La Rochelle, a lot of little castles (Talmont, Saint-Mesmin, Bazoges...).

    However, it's very isolated and there are only 400 inhabitants in our village ! Any shops or clubs. So you must really love the countryside to come to our place. If you want to visit the region, you need to take the bus, the train or the car. And there is nothing less than 20 minutes to one hour away by car !
    I can help you to organize your trips and visits and I will also be happy to show you the region and the sites you are interested in. The best solution for visiting the region by yourself is to rent a car.

    To arrive at home, there are two main airports : Nantes and Paris (CDG or ORY). Then, you will have to catch a train or a bus (it's cheaper) to La-Roche-Sur-Yon or Luçon. We can pick you up there.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a plot of one and a half hectares.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Just non-dangerous and well-behaved dog especially with cats. No cats (because of ours), no rates.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    25 hours a week

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