Hi, we're Elena and Jim, an Italian/American couple with a 5-hectare (13 acre) property about 1 hour east of Rome. We host lots of workaway volunteers year-round, and the work trade has been very positive so far.
WE NEED PEOPLE IN MAY/JUNE/JULY! If you're thinking of the near-term, please contact us.
The work is mostly helping with the vegetable garden and some landscaping projects. It can get hot in the summer, but the house and its large panoramic-view terrace is very comfortable. We have wi-fi, satellite TV, indoor and outdoor stereo system to plug your music into, laundry, spacious and recently renovated interior, and even a jacuzzi hot tub located about 20 meters up the hill from the house.
We don't have many animals, just our dogs Gerry and Leo and Sally, our cat Oscar, and a few chickens who supply organic grade A eggs daily.
It is a really nice place to relax after the work is done and catch up on your reading and writing; we eat a lot of gourmet meals here, and we are right in the middle of a great DOC wine region! Elena can introduce you to some really fantastic Southern Italian cuisine, and show you how it's cooked.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Weeding and watering, general upkeep, small construction projects, landscaping, flower and tree plantings, interior and exterior painting, masonry (especially installation of flat-stone walkways outside the house), retaining walls, terracing, organic gardening... the list goes on.
Very comfortable private rooms with a large, newly renovated bathroom.
The nearest train station (Valmontone) is 20 minutes' drive away, but we are willing to provide transport in our car when possible. We are looking into getting a motorscooter for workaway guests to use... for now it's bicycles. From Valmontone, the trains to Roma Termini run about every half hour and the trip time varies from 35 minutes to 50 minutes, depending on the number of stops. Last train from Rome to here leaves Rome at 11pm.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 per day