Mountain house in the Abruzzi National Park.
Last Activity: 23/05/2013
Help to renovate an old house on the foot of the mountain in the Abruzzi National Park. It is a typical mountain house surrounded by nature. The house has been abandoned for 16 years and we are bringing it back to life.
We are right between Rome and Naples, two hours from both cities but
the best connection is from Rome. Two hours by bus – there are more than 10 buses per day including Sunday and holiday. We offer pickup from the nearby station in Sora, which is 10 minutes’ drive. The nearest village, Campoli Appennino is 6km away and has a grocery store, supermarket, bars and a pizzeria.
Type of work
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Cooking / shopping,
Work consists of gardening, building, helping in the house, eco project and general maintenance. Work inside and outside the house, to eventually turn it into a Bed and Breakfast.
Italian and English
You will be living in the house, volunteers have their own bedroom and we share a bathroom and kitchen. The house is quite big and we have a lot of space available, there is electricity and water. There is a fireplace and lots of firewood. We eat lunch together with my family every day and there is also a well stocked kitchen and cooking facilities available. There are two friendly dogs and a cat, who all live outside the house.
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Host ref number: 156344156891
Feedback left about host
by Clare [03/04/2013]:
This was my first workaway experience, and I loved it! I stayed for a week and enjoyed working in the sun, learning some Italian and playing with the dogs. The mountain location is beautiful, the food was wonderful and Gabriele is a great host. I'm definitely coming back one day. Thank you Gabriele, Maria and Paulo, and see you again someday!
by Jonathan [28/03/2013]:
I spent quite some time staying with Gabriele towards the end of last year and on the whole it was a great experience. Absolutely breathtaking location among the woods and mountains, especially in the winter snow, great to get up to every morning. You certainly won't go hungry either, I reckon I've got a pretty good appetite but I often found more
by Xavier [11/03/2013]:
I spent three weeks with my girlfriend at this place. I wouldn't frankly say it has been an amazing experience(maybe it was a wrong period and bad luck as Gabriele explain..) as we didn't feel the "exchange part" at all, communication was really hard and cold; work has been very very repetitive, hard and during all day long(I actualy have been more
by Elena [13/10/2012]:
Thank you, thank you, Gabriele, Maria and Paolo! I had the most wonderful time with you at your home! I felt like I was completely welcome into their world, and our stay was too short! It was wonderful sharing dinners by the fire, and Maria's huge lunches were incredible. What a generous family, and a lovely place. I can't wait to return in a few more
by Sheena [04/10/2012]:
Gabriele was a fantastic host! We spent 19 days in his going-to-be glorious B&B with amazing views of the surrounding moutains. Many thanks go out to him and his family and friends that made our experience wonderful. We will remember volunteering here forever :)
by Hayley [26/08/2012]:
Gabriele is the perfect host, we spent 10 nights at his alpine like house and loved every minute of it. It is a tranquil place that is perfect to get away from hectic city life. Gabriele and his family are so welcoming, it is a good insight into italian life. His mamas meals were outstanding! Thank you for a fantastic experience, see you in more
by Bethany [21/08/2012]:
I spent two weeks in this beautiful old house surrounded by nature and mountains. Gabriele is a fantastic host, with many friends and a big family. Every day we would have a feast prepared by his mother and between 3 and 10 people could turn up for lunch. The work is hard but contributing towards the project is very rewarding. I worked no more more
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