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ES1010305

Barcelona, Spain

My wife's family at home

My wife's family at home

new chill out space

new chill out space

Living room

Living room

enjoying some mohitos

enjoying some mohitos

always enjoying family and friends at home

always enjoying family and friends at home

Wife, sister in law, mother in law next to main entrance

Wife, sister in law, mother in law next to main entrance

Facing main entrance-right hand

Facing main entrance-right hand

Main entrance - hall

Main entrance - hall

laundry space

laundry space

Open concept studio-computers desk

Open concept studio-computers desk

sofa-bed on top floor

sofa-bed on top floor

we have netflix and amazon prime to watch movies

we have netflix and amazon prime to watch movies

Main entrance-hall seen from inside

Main entrance-hall seen from inside

Hall-main entrance seen through living room

Hall-main entrance seen through living room

Living room terrace

Living room terrace

Beamer/projector in living room

Beamer/projector in living room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Fridge and freezer

Fridge and freezer

Fridge

Fridge

Hall-bathroom 1

Hall-bathroom 1

Main view of floor nª1 (bedrooms floor). Left master bedroom, center full bathroom 2, right bedroom 3, full right bedrroom 2

Main view of floor nª1 (bedrooms floor). Left master bedroom, center full bathroom 2, right bedroom 3, full right bedrroom 2

Master bedroom-full bathroom-dressingroom-balcony

Master bedroom-full bathroom-dressingroom-balcony

Patio view from master bedroom's balcony

Patio view from master bedroom's balcony

Full bathroom-master bedroom

Full bathroom-master bedroom

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 3

Full bathroom 2

Full bathroom 2

Left bedroom 3, right bedroom 2

Left bedroom 3, right bedroom 2

Fitness room - car parking garage - stairs to floor nº0

Fitness room - car parking garage - stairs to floor nº0

Car parking garage with automatic door

Car parking garage with automatic door

Zoo Barcelona. 20' drive.

Zoo Barcelona. 20' drive.

Tibidabo them park and sightseeing point in Barcelona. 20' drive.

Tibidabo them park and sightseeing point in Barcelona. 20' drive.

Barcelona Montmeló circuit - Formula 1, Moto GP and Endurance races. 30' car drive

Barcelona Montmeló circuit - Formula 1, Moto GP and Endurance races. 30' car drive

Ferrari land - Port Aventura theme park. 1h car drive / train

Ferrari land - Port Aventura theme park. 1h car drive / train

Park Güell-Gaudí. 30' drive car/train

Park Güell-Gaudí. 30' drive car/train

Cadaqués-Gaudí. Amazing city.

Cadaqués-Gaudí. Amazing city.

Aquarium 20' drive car/train

Aquarium 20' drive car/train

Sacred family building. 30' drive car/train

Sacred family building. 30' drive car/train

We are the blue spot! BARCELONA region

We are the blue spot! BARCELONA region

15-20min regular journey to Barcelona by car (train is 30 min journey)

15-20min regular journey to Barcelona by car (train is 30 min journey)

"LES FONTS" is our neighborhood.

"LES FONTS" is our neighborhood.

Close up neighborhood

Close up neighborhood

Street facing train station (house is on the left)

Street facing train station (house is on the left)

Train station 150 meters walking from home's door.

Train station 150 meters walking from home's door.

Regular trains every 6-12 minutes. Journey takes 30 minutes to BARCELONA city

Regular trains every 6-12 minutes. Journey takes 30 minutes to BARCELONA city

surroundings

surroundings

Soraya & Joaquin

Soraya & Joaquin

New years eve with family at home

New years eve with family at home

New years eve with family at home

New years eve with family at home

New years eve with family at home

New years eve with family at home

Christmas day with family

Christmas day with family

"Paella" competition with family at home

"Paella" competition with family at home

Family at main entrance

Family at main entrance

BBQ at home with friends

BBQ at home with friends

BBQ at home with friends

BBQ at home with friends

BBQ at home with family

BBQ at home with family

New years eve with family at home

New years eve with family at home

Climbing

Climbing

kayaking with family

kayaking with family

kayaking

kayaking

Snowboarding

Snowboarding

Snowboarding

Snowboarding

Fitness

Fitness

Fitness at home

Fitness at home

Fitness at home

Fitness at home

Horse riding

Horse riding

My wife's family at home new chill out space Living room enjoying some mohitos always enjoying family and friends at home Wife, sister in law, mother in law next to main entrance Facing main entrance-right hand Main entrance - hall laundry space Open concept studio-computers desk sofa-bed on top floor we have netflix and amazon prime to watch movies Main entrance-hall seen from inside Hall-main entrance seen through living room Living room terrace Beamer/projector in living room Kitchen Fridge and freezer Fridge Hall-bathroom 1 Main view of floor nª1 (bedrooms floor). Left master bedroom, center full bathroom 2, right bedroom 3, full right bedrroom 2 Master bedroom-full bathroom-dressingroom-balcony Patio view from master bedroom's balcony Full bathroom-master bedroom Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Full bathroom 2 Left bedroom 3, right bedroom 2 Fitness room - car parking garage - stairs to floor nº0 Car parking garage with automatic door Zoo Barcelona. 20' drive. Tibidabo them park and sightseeing point in Barcelona. 20' drive. Barcelona Montmeló circuit - Formula 1, Moto GP and Endurance races. 30' car drive Ferrari land - Port Aventura theme park. 1h car drive / train Park Güell-Gaudí. 30' drive car/train Cadaqués-Gaudí. Amazing city. Aquarium 20' drive car/train Sacred family building. 30' drive car/train We are the blue spot! BARCELONA region 15-20min regular journey to Barcelona by car (train is 30 min journey) "LES FONTS" is our neighborhood. Close up neighborhood Street facing train station (house is on the left) Train station 150 meters walking from home's door. Regular trains every 6-12 minutes. Journey takes 30 minutes to BARCELONA city surroundings Soraya & Joaquin New years eve with family at home New years eve with family at home New years eve with family at home Christmas day with family "Paella" competition with family at home Family at main entrance BBQ at home with friends BBQ at home with friends BBQ at home with family New years eve with family at home Climbing kayaking with family kayaking Snowboarding Snowboarding Fitness Fitness at home Fitness at home Horse riding
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Member since

2016

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
July 22, 2019 - August 31, 2019 3 weeks

2-4 weeks

July 01, 2020 - September 06, 2020 3 weeks

3-5 weeks exchange between early july and late august.

House in BARCELONA

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER EXCHANGE JULY-AUGUST 2020

*Soraya, my wife, is very allergic to cats so we can not go to places with cats during our stance. Thanks for understanding*

EXPERIENCE
We have done several exchanges with great success and we are looking forward to visit new countries and continents arround the world

THE HOUSE
Our house is 20 years old although since we bought it in 2015 an extensive renovation has been made
-Garden and patio all arround the house. there is private parking
-3 levels:
a) main hall, living room (cinema 150" screen), kitchen and bathroom
b) bedrooms, bathrooms, balcony
c) chill out open concept studio.
The entire house has air conditioned and heaters at every floor level.

THE CAR
We exchange a Kia Rio 2016 (gasoline) 5 doors.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Our house is placed in a very relaxing and green neighborhood
Some basic food stores such as bakery, greengrocers and jumble market within 5 minutes walking.
Supermarkets within 600m (lidl, aldi, carrefour, etc)
Nightlife (bowling, cinemas, shopping, restaurants all kinds, music pubs, etc within 5 minutes by car at PARC VALLÉS.

THE ACCESS
a) Train station 200m from home. journey to Barcelona center is 30 minutes.
b) 2 Main highways 500m from home. journey to Barcelona center is 15-20 minutes.
c) in Barcelona there is Main train station with train destinations every part of Spain.
d) in Barcelona there is International Airport with fligh destinations every part of the world.
From our home you can take the highway (we leave our car for you) within 500m and you will not hear a noise from cars thanks to the forest in between and you can take the train to go to Barcelona with trains passing every 6 minutes aprox (times might vary depending on months and weekends)

NEAR SURROUNDING CITIES
-It will take 15 minutes by car to reach Barcelona city. You can reach it by train and there is a train stop 200metres from home. In Barcelona you can visit GAUDI monuments such as SACRED FAMILY, CASA BATLLÓ, etc, GOTHIC DISTRICT, LA RAMBLA, BARÇA FOTBALL CLUB CAMPNOU STADIUM, OLYMIC DISTRICT (from 1992 olympics Barcelona, BEACH, TIBIDABO mountain, restaurants everywhere, malls, horse riding, karting, sea sports, mountain trails, etc).

-You can also reach in 45' Tarragona city (COSTA DAURAD) famous by its Romans ruins and beaches
-45' Gerona (very famous COSTA BRAVA) famous for its museums, coves beaches, mixture of mountain and beach within the same area
-Lerida (PYRYNEES) in 80' famous by its beautiful villages in the mountains such as Val Dhahran, etc. all of them 1hour car journey away aprox.
-ANDORRA (next country in the border with france) within 2'
-MADRID (capital of spain) 2h30' by train, 1h flight, 5h car.

SPAIN
But If you like to visit Spain in a more complet way, you can take highway from our neighborhood and travel anywhere in Spain with our car, and if you prefer more relaxed travels you can take the high speed train (300kmh) from Barcelona main station (SANTS ESTACIÓ and ESTACIÓ DE FRANCAÇA) to visit Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Pais Basque, Galicia, etc within few hours. If you prefer flights, you can access •Airport "El Prat" within 30min by car or also by train and fly everywhere (there are airports at every main city of Spain)

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Joaquin: high school teacher (physical education)
  • Soraya: primary school teacher (music)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: south oriented
  • Environment: In the mountains
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 150 m2
  • Total Area: 300 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • United States
  • Canada
  • London, UK
  • Iceland
  • Europe
  • England, UK
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Switzerland
  • Iceland
  • Asia
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • California, USA
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • New York, NY, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Barcelona El Prat - 30 km

Our house is located in a neighborhood called "Les Fonts" (2.000 inhabitants) which is part of two cities called "Terrassa" (200.000 inhabitants) and "Sant Quirze" (20.000 inhabitants), next to BARCELONA capital city (15-20 minutes journey by car and 30 minutes by train). Our adress is "calle hortensia, Terrassa, CP 08228" and it is a very nice, warm and relaxing place. Our place is a semidetached house and there are arround 10-15 more houses in the same street. Our street ends, on one side in the forest and on the opposite side ends at the train station. If you cross the railway (underground tunnel or bridge) you reach downtown of Les Fonts where you find all the necessary services, stores, sports facilities, access points to highways, cinemas, etc.
We highly recomend to visit Barcelona mainly by train because it is very overcrowded to drive and park in Barcelona, also police officers' fees are very common for wrong car parking and thus it is mandatory to find an underground car park which is expensive.

Occupation

  • Joaquin: high school teacher (physical education)
  • Soraya: primary school teacher (music)

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We have a lovely golden retriever called "Maya" which will not be at home during the exchange.

About Our Family

We are Soraya and Joaquin, we've been together since 2009 and both of us work as teachers. Soraya is teaching in primary school and Joaquin is teaching in secondary school.
We have exchanged several times together but Joaquin, with his parents, has exchanged almost 10 times since year 2003.

Lifestyle

Both Soraya and me (Joaquin) on one hand we are very easy going people. We love meeting friends and family at home and have long after-dinner conversations, play the guitar and sing, watch family videos, etc.
On the other hand we love sports and thus we practice martial arts, fitness, hiking, skiing, etc. We love animals but Soraya is very allergic to them so we are very careful when someone take pets at home and not let them go upstairs or jump over sofa or beds.

References

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