Last space left in the calendar for summer 2019 : June 25th / July 25th
We are a family with a lot of experience with young foreigner students and travellers. We already hosted more than 30 people from all over the world, most of them from Far East Asia. We ask help in our daily life in exchange of italian cultural experience, good food and relax environment.
We don't have a television so after dinner we like chat and play cards or board games.
I'm an italian teacher and I can help to learn italian or lend you books and materials. We have also a large library with books in italian, english, french and japanese.
PLEASE NOTE : Since my job has to do with immigration and rules on it, unfortunately I can't help travellers that need to apply for IUS SANGUINIS citizenship.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
In our family sharing time and space is part of our path of peace and intercultural understanding: yes, you get free accomodation in exchange of some works but we are confident that a free cot and meal is not the only porpuse for being in this website.
After some previous experience I'd like to add:
We believe that travelling IS a way to learn more about cultures, values, belief and by hosting we offer our children a way to learn about the world.
We also expect you are interested in expanding your mind, not only many selfies to sent home.
We hope to meet helpers that prefer to play cards or table games with us instead playing with NINTENDO switch in the room or watching video on Netflix: honestly you can do it at home, you don't neeed to fly around the world (it's not eco)
We live in Pordenone a small city 1 hour far from Venice, Udine, Treviso, 2 hour from Trieste and so on. We are also close to mountains and sea. There are many undiscovered places like Aquileia, a national park, villas, etc. For artists there is an excellent school of mosaic in Spilimbergo with week-end classes.
We requests at least 3 weeks home-stay (but flexible): you should love KIDS (not only on paper) and CATS, expecting a modest, clean and comfortable accommodation (no castle, no room overlooking some kind of breathtaking panorama, no swimming pool etc. ) simple but cheerful family.
Vegetarian welcome althoug we are not vegetarian but we adapt to have lunch and dinner ... with vegan I have to say it will be more complicate.
June 25th / July 25th :
We will work around the house with CLEANING, TIDYING UP DUSTING PAINTING and MAYBE in Milano too with cleaning and dusting and visiting the town.
- COOKING : If you aren't a Masterchef don't worry, I'll teach you. Italian cooking is very easy...But if you can cook mexican, french, chinese, thai or other dishes we will love to became your Masterchef judges.
- LANGUAGE PRACTISE : English (not necessary native) or Spanish (native) speaking and Japanese native.
- PLAYERS and HELPERS for our 2 kids of 8y.o. and 11y.o.
Expertise: Nerf battles, Monopoly, Cards and Board Games, Lego creations.
English, French Japanese and Italian
We have a room with a single bed, in this room there are also wardrobe, bathrobe, towels and bed sheets; if you come in two we can offer an inflatable mattress; food - I'm a quite good cook and once a week we make our own pizza- friendly environment and easy going family.
We have wireless internet access but we are confident our guests can stay away from Mobile or PC without problem and we hope you can find your way to the nearest breadshop or supermarket without GPS or google map... (It happened.)
We have bicycles for workawayer, a bus stop to town 200mt away from our door. Pordenone is a small town but with many cultural activities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Flexible mind 4/5 hours a day, 5 days a week