Hello! We’re Emma and Jim 🙂
We are a couple from the UK who love to travel and get to work in all sorts of fantastic places! We’ve been doing what we love now for nearly 5 years and thought it was time to tell the world how to do it.
People always ask us why and how we do what we do, so we decided to start a blog all about it.
Our Journey started in Finland Lapland working for Father Christmas with a company called Santa’s Lapland. Surrounded by Reindeer and with temperatures down to below -30 it was a tough 6 weeks but one we will never forget! Being away from home for Christmas was tough but working and meeting Big Red made up for this. We met cheeky elves, saw so much snow, not so much sunshine and got to see the Northern Lights.
After our short time in Finland we moved to Les Coches in La Plagne to finish a winter season. We had great fun there working in a 18 person chalet with the help of our flexi host Ioan, who not only made our work easy but so enjoyable too! Working for Snowchateaux who are notorious now known for being not such a great company was good, our first season and were still doing seasons so it cant have been that bad.
After our stint in La Plagne we moved to the Vendee on the west coast of France to work for a company called Beach Holidays In France. This family company run by Donna and Jay boasted beautiful 5* Villas surround by quaint little French villages and stunning sandy beaches. We work as villa assistants and it was a very comfortable job, changeovers every week, mid week cleans and being on call in case anyone had any problems. We spent a lot of time relaxing on the beach and meeting new friends who stayed with us on a WorkAway vacancy. We loved our time with Donna, Jay, their family and Charlie the Dog but once again it was time to move on.
We then moved to Les Carroz for our Winter season where we stayed for a year! completing a winter and then a summer season with Nadine and Mark, owners of Book4Alps. This involved working as a chalet couple for both winter and summer, the summer was different craft courses every week and some of the tutors have been teaching here in for the company for nearly 15 years! We had a great time with Book4Alps and have not only gained a lot of very valuable experience but have gained two good friends for life.
After this we left for the biggest resort in the world, The Three Valleys! We landed a job in Meribel looking after a big chalet just outside the centre of town. Although our time in Meribel was enjoyable we unfortunately left our position here due to the chalet being broken in places and we couldn’t do our job properly. We hope they managed to fix the chalet and im sure continued to finish the winter season.
We moved to La Plagne after we left Meribel and got a job working for Ice and Fire, a great ski company who looked after us so well. Being back in La Plagne meant we knew our way around and continued to enjoy the last couple of months of the amazing snow we had this last winter!
And here we are, up to date….
Were now back with Book4Alps for the summer with barely two months left in France!!